The recently announced tablet from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will hit the US market starting from April 11. The tablet will be available for a price of $399 in all leading stores including Amazon, Best Buy/Best Buy Mobile, H.H. Gregg, Newegg, P.C. Richard & Son, Staples and TigerDirect.com.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the new smart devices unveiled by the company at the Mobile World Congress event this year. The tablet was not exactly launched at the event, but before the event, since a source from the inside leaked the images just before the event.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the new tablet from the company that is said to rival the Apple iPad Mini. The Galaxy Note 8 has an 8-inch TFT LCD with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 189 ppi.
As compared to the Apple iPad Mini, the Galaxy Note 8 clearly has a much better hardware configuration. It has a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and also has the same amount of storage space when compared to the iPad Mini.
The Galaxy Note 8 also has two cameras; the main camera is of 5 MP whereas the front facing camera is a 1.3 MP camera. The iPad Mini also has similar cameras, so here the tablets are on equal grounds. The Galaxy Note 8 also resembles the Samsung device family as it looks very similar to the other Samsung Galaxy devices.
The best part about the Galaxy Note 8 is the fact that it can also be used as a smartphone. According to Samsung, the international model of this tablet will sell with HSPA+ cellular tech on board. The model that was announced on Tuesday offered only Wi-Fi whereas the HSPA+ support has been removed and there is no LTE as well. This means that US based customers might not be able to use the internet on the Galaxy Note 8 if there is no Wi-Fi connection available.