The new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet will be announced by Samsung during Mobile World Congress at the end of next month. That much was officially confirmed not long ago by none other than the company’s mobile arm boss. However, questions still remain about when it will actually be released, as well as how much it will cost. And while we can probably gather that it’s going to be out a few weeks after the announcement, the pricing issue has so far been a complete mystery.
Until now, that is. Some Austrian online retailers have already listed the Wi-Fi-only Note 8.0, and thankfully decided to attach prices too. The version with 16 GB of built-in storage goes for between €450 to €480, with the latter probably being the ‘recommended price’ from Samsung.
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If you need some more storage, then you’ll be able to pick up a 32 GB model for anywhere between €490 to €550. Again, the latter could in fact turn out to be Samsung’s recommended pricing, with some retailers choosing to go below that, as usually happens.
These listings also come with some details about the specs of the tablet, so once again we get a glimpse at some of its hardware traits (just a few, though, in this case). The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 should come with an 8-inch 1,280×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, the S Pen stylus, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.
Previous rumors also talked about a quad-core 1.6 GHz Samsung Exynos processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 4,600 mAh battery, and Android Jelly Bean powering things (though whether 4.1 or 4.2 is still up for debate – let’s hope for the latter).
Interestingly, the aforementioned stores in Austria decided to list a release date for the tablet too, and it’s February 19 for both SKUs. But that’s about one week earlier than when Mobile World Congress is due to start. So if Samsung does unveil the Note 8.0 in Barcelona, this date is clearly wrong. On the other hand, the Korean company could just be showing the new tablet at MWC, with an announcement (and release) coming before that. It’s highly unlikely that this is what’s going to happen, but we can’t rule it out completely. We’ll let you know when we find out more about the Galaxy Note 8.0′s release time frame – perhaps another source will come along and confirm or deny this date.
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