After hitting the US markets, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is heading towards Canada. One of the well-known carriers in Canada – the Best Buy has officially announced that the Android-based tab is scheduled to arrive their leading stores on April 19. The pre-orders have already started, and the willing consumers can book their Galaxy Note 8 for $429.99, which is a bit expensive than the $399 price tag in the US.

Back in February, the Galaxy Note 8 was launched by the company in a pre-MWC event to put fiercer competition for the Apple iPad Mini. In this race, the Galaxy Note 8 gathered highlights because of its much better hardware configuration which sports a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, 2GB of on board RAM, 16GB on internal storage which can be expanded up to 64GB via the MicroSD card and a 4,600mAh battery.

The tab features an 8-inch TFT LCD with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 189ppi. It comes with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera at the rear end and a 1.3-megapixel front-shooter camera.

This 340g hefty slab measures 8.3×0.3×5.35 inches and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. On the connectivity front, it offers support for Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, DLNA and GPS.

Further, it comes pre-loaded with Samsung apps, ChatOn, Dropbox, Polaris Office (Editor & Viewer), Flipboard, Smart Remote (Peel) and many other softwares.

The interested customers can pre-order their device on It should be noted that currently only the white variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is available on this online store. Unfortunately, there is no word yet on the wider international availability of the device and its pricing, but Samsung will confirm the actual dates & prices soon.