Only available for sale in the UK at the time being, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is to finally make its US debut soon. According to an official press release issued by Sammy earlier today, the GNote 8.0 will reach American shores on April 11.
An impressive number of retailers will sell the 8-incher starting the day after tomorrow, including Amazon, BestBuy, Newegg, Staples and TigerDirect. The price point should be the same across the board – $399.99 for the Wi-Fi only version with 16 GB of on-board storage.
That unfortunately puts Samsung in the awkward position of having to prove the Note 8 is not only better than Google’s Nexus 7 or Amazon’s Kindle Fires, but also worth the 50 bucks extra compared with the entry-level iPad Mini. And we know how tough it is to beat Apple without holding the price joker.
On the other hand, it’s not like Samsung’s new tab is in any way inferior to the iPad Mini. The thing packs a quad-core 1.6 GHz CPU and 2 GB of RAM beneath its hood, runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and comes with S Pen support.
There’s also an entire list of free “pre-loaded content and services valued at over $200”, including $25 Google Play credit and 50 GB of Dropbox storage for two years. The only pieces of the Note 8.0 puzzle still missing are the US price tag and launch date of the 3G model, but we expect to hear something on that in the near future. Stay tuned!
Via [Android Authority]