After last week’s UK release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 we have good news for our US cousins, as the 8-inch tablet device will also be launching in the US in just a few days, and what’s more it is listed down to retail for under $400.
The middle-sized tablet in the Galaxy Note range will be coming to US stores on April 11th and will retail for $399.99 for the Wi-Fi only 16GB (although expandable to 64GB with a micro SD card) version.
The Galaxy Note 8 has an 8-inch 1280×800 display and runs off a nippy a 1.6 GHz Exynos 4 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. The Galaxy name means that the tablet is Android-based and comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean software installed, plus Samsung’s own Touchwiz UI. As with all of the Note branded Samsung Galaxy devices, the 8.0 comes with a S-Pen stylus and additional apps to suit.
The Note 8.0 is the middle child in the current Samsung Galaxy Note range of devices, sitting between the Galaxy Note II smartphone with its 5.55-inch display and the much larger Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.
There is currently no word on whether any of the other size or connectivity variants will be landing on US soil, but seeing as Samsung has already confirmed it has a 4G variant in the makings we can imagine that an LTE version will hit shelves soon, most likely with extra memory.