Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 release date set for end-March, priced slightly higher than iPad mini

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 release date set for end-March, priced slightly higher than iPad mini
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has leaked here and there, and by now we have little doubt that it will indeed get officially unveiled very soon. What’s interesting and new however is that the Galaxy Note 8.0 will launch at the end of March in Europe with a price slightly higher than that of the Apple iPad mini.

The news come from Bulgaria where local etailer obtained both the price and release date of the Note 8.0.

A Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 will launch at the price of some 699 Bulgarian leva, or the equivalent of 359 euro. In comparison, the iPad mini costs 349 euro for the 16GB Wi-Fi only version.

There will also be a 3G-capable model of the Note 8.0, and its price will be around 869 Bulgarian leva (that translates to some 449 euro).

So far, Samsung’s 8 incher is rumored to have a 1,280 x 800-pixel display (better than the 1,024 x 768-pixel one on the iPad mini), a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and the S Pen. That will definitely justify a slightly higher price than the iPad mini, don’t you think?


Related phones

Galaxy Note 8.0
  • Display 8.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4600 mAh



1. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

$250 would be the sweet spot, same as the Nexus 7. Otherwise, it's overpriced.

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

agree ....but 299 is acceptable ,..but i think samsung is planning to release their galaxy tab series at that cost

18. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i dont get y a physical button while theres on-screen touch buttons......

8. techtruth

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

oh c'mon its a note

10. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

too many choice!!! lets see the review.... how it perfoms and then I will decide :)

13. nikenturd unregistered

Comparing a Tegra 3 vs an overclocked quad Mali ? theyre not even on the same league boy....

15. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i don't think the chipsets are the concern here ...most people give no concern ...they wan't a working device ,and as far as everything goes the Nexus 7 is unbeatable because of its simplicity ...note 8.0 will have to deal it with the nexus 7 (2nd gen)

16. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Even 300 Euros should be OK, but I think Samsung is really over their heads when it comes to tablets. Anyway, let's see what the final price will be when it is finally on the market.

17. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I hope that its priced around $300 because it shouldnt be overpriced like the iPad mini is!! Since I dont have the Note II (AT&T) in my possesion, this would be a great compliment

23. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

but according to this comparison (features, capabilities): goo [dot] gl/OW9X8 this should cost 3x more than iOS devices :)

24. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

With my birthday coming up, It'll either be the Note 8.0 or the Nexus 7 as a birthday present. I hope that the Note 8.0 isnt overpriced!! The Note II was already overpriced when it came out and I hope that the Note 8.0 doesnt follow suit

2. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Would love one if it makes it to tmobile.

14. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

its great but it has very ugly design...& looks like sgn2 is resize to get sgsn 8.0....

3. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

...I think its ugly as hell. Looks wise? iPad mini wins...but thats the only thing it can win in haha

6. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Agree. Galaxy S3 Oversized is ugly. They should have sticked with the original Note 10 design.

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

agree looks like a Nintendo DS

4. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Bezels are way too big. Otherwise prefer this to iPad mini

9. bparkerson unregistered

I simply don't like the fact that all Samsung products look the same including the S3, Ativ, Note 2, all the new 2nd rate budget based devices, and now the Note 8. Hell, even the new S4 is rumored to have the same look. The only distinguishing factor, cosmetically, is shear size! Running this look into the ground wouldn't ya think? It's like listening to the same song over and over no matter the tempo, it still gets old!

20. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

like koreans!

11. nikenturd unregistered

Im gonna get this ....the Wacom stylus is great on my Note 2 but I want a bigger screen to exploit its full potential....functionality wise, it thrashes the Mini

12. nikenturd unregistered dont come its 'almost' a Note 2, performance wise it beats the Nexus 7 by a comfortable margin....the price is justifiable IMO

19. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Now I'm tempted to sell my Note 2 and use the 3G (hopefully hspa+) model of this since I don't use it as a phone.

21. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Overpriced. If above 300 it's a waste ...

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Tab 7.7 looked sexy. This, not so much.

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