Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 might cost $250-$300, affordable 7-incher to arrive for $150-$200

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 might cost $250-$300, affordable 7-incher to arrive for $150-$200
This following speculation is pretty common sense, but reports are that Samsung is prepping a new batch of 7-10" tablets for launch in the first half of the year and avoid direct confrontation with an eventual iPad refresh.

The 7-incher will allegedly be the most affordable of Samsung's upcoming slates, at $149-$199, depending on the memory configuration, while a step up will arrive in the form of the Galaxy Note 8.0, which we saw in the leaked H1 roadmap today.

The 8" tablet with S Pen functionality will reportedly cost $249-$299, which is a pretty decent pricing for a stylus toting slate, and a tad less than Apple's iPad mini, which will be its direct competitor. Nothing is said about the 10-incher, but you might have heard that the Nexus 10 is about to receive a graphics refresh later in the year.

source: Digitimes

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20 Comments

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

hope it will hit $250 (wifi only 16GB) can't wait to get one

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

$250 for a mid-range tablet with a Wacom digitizer is great price, would definitely consider getting one, but $300 is more realistic. I also hope the improved Nexus 10 rumors are true, either of these tablets would be a great buy.

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

PLZ Sammy, don't tease me with these prices. i must wait to see the final specs to decide about my first tablet.

4. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

250 and these will sell like hotcakes

5. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

8" SuperAmoled with S-Pen, 2GB of RAM, card slot please.

6. .warrenmosler

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

How about a phone in the 7 inch? The nexus 7 easily fits into my pockets

7. jpmcnown

Posts: 35; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Google Voice.

11. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

2015 barcelona :)

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I like the price, plus the added features is something I'm looking forward to since I'm helping with scanlations

9. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Dear Lord! 1.It is a Samsung; 2. With Android and...3. It uses a stylus?!! What could be worse?! Oh, the price! :) Dear guys from Samsung, the last time I used a stylus was 6 years ago with my Nokia 5800, damn! :)))

13. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Don't worry Nokia is making one TAB for ya :)

10. kingcombo78

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

looking forward for these notes to hit..

12. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

This is sometihng I'll honestly get. I wanted the Nexus 7, but if they are going to come out with a 7 or 8in version of the Note II, im all for it

14. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

The price is fantastic, years ago the galaxy tab 7.7 used to cost 450 euro in my country and now we have 8 inch tablets for 300. One correction though , the note 8 will compete against the ipad mini 2, not against the current ipad mini.

15. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I already dreaming of one

16. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I meant.. I am already dreaming of one

17. heeri

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

most importantly i only want calling facility and a f****n big longest lasting battery that can last 2-3 dayz after heavey usage...with boost charging technology like in xperia p..... nd few other thingz (not much important) first of all a better (best) camera(cz this thing i use the most) secondly micro sd slot then a nice look n USER interface easy updates cheaper acessories dual core will wrk fr me ram 1gb or more screen should be visible under the sun (all that samoled amoled tft lcd stuff or resolution i dont care....it should be nicely visible out side... nd should be dropletproof(if not completely water proof) that.s all i want....

18. yahoo29

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

>.< I think I will w8 FOR this tablet, and will pick which is the best mid range tablet, like Nexus 7, Ipad Mini, or that sammy tab.

19. vanessaelizebeth

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

I wish Samsung made a new note 10.1 wit a better screen resolution if Samsung comes out with a 7 inch tab with 32gb I'm so buying it.

20. vanessaelizebeth

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

Samsung has gone from being a company with a reputation for cheap products to becoming one of the most respected companies in the world.

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