Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 arrives in the US on April 11 for $399.99

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 became available in the UK last week. For those of you in the US, it’s good to know that your country won’t be left far behind.

Today, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Note 8.0 will be out in the US of A on April 11 – that’s in two days, or this Thursday. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Samsung’s so-called (by many) ‘iPad Mini competitor’ manages to somehow be even more expensive than Apple’s small tablet. And not by just a few bucks.

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$399.99 is what you’ll have to pay if you really want a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. That’s $70 more than the cheapest iPad Mini, and it’s going to ensure that the Note 8.0 will be anything but a sales success. Sure, some may go for it based on Samsung brand recognition alone (and the company’s enormous marketing budget), but pricing a comparable product higher than Apple has never worked for Android device makers so far, and there’s absolutely no reason why it should start working now. Samsung may be delusional if it thinks that its No.1 spot on the smartphone maker scale has anything to do with the perceived ‘premium-ness’ of its products. Which would have entitled it to go with such insane pricing for what isn’t even a particularly interesting tablet.

To clarify, according to Android Community the $399.99 price applies to the Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Note 8.0 with 16 GB of built-in storage – so it’s totally comparable to the $329.99 ‘base price’ iPad Mini (not to mention that you can find that at certain retailers for just $299 now).

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has an 8-inch 1,280×800 touchscreen, a quad-core 1.6 GHz processor, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front camera, 2 GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, and a 4,600 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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