Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 launches in Canada

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 launches in Canada
Last week, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0launched in the U.S. for $399 and now it is available in Canada. The slate can be purchased from authorized resellers in the country such as the Future Store, Staples and Best Buy. Samsung did not reveal any pricing information except to say, "For specific pricing and details, please visit your nearest retailer." However, word is already out that Best Buy is selling the tablet for $429 in Canada, which is $30 higher than the price in the U.S.

You might have expected a lower price for the tablet since it obviously is designed to compete with the Apple iPad mini. The latter tablet is priced as low as $329, exactly $100 less than the price of the Galaxy Note 8.0. But with that price savings comes a lower resolution glass. The 7.9 inch screen on the Apple tablet has a resolution of 1024 x 768 and a pixel density of 162ppi. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 sports an 8 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. This gives Sammy's tablet a slightly higher pixel density of 189ppi.

Like the other Galaxy Note tablets in the series, the device offers S Pen functionality and includes a chock full of apps designed for the pen like Paper Artist. This app allows you to snap a picture or import one, and draw over it using a virtual pencil or brush. The tablet also has multitasking capabilities with Multi Windows which allows you to split the screen in half and run two apps at the same time. Pop Up Play lets you watch a video and move it all around the screen so that you can use a second app while viewing a video and Smart Stay uses the front-facing camera to make sure that your eyes are still on the screen. Once you've fallen asleep and your eyes are shut, the device goes to sleep as well.

Check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 by clicking on this link.

source: SamsungCanada via AndroidAuthority

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