Seen at MWC, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 had not been officially released anywhere, that is until Saturday. Samsung has officially released the S Pen supported tablet in the U.K. where it can be purchased at the Samsung Experience Store at Westfield Stratford City. The Korean based manufacturer says that several other locations will follow.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is £339 ($520 USD) for the 16GB Wi-Fi only version and the OEM is tossing in £60 ($92.03 USD) of freebies to those purchasing the tablet starting April 15th, and lasting for a limited time. The freebies include a £20 ($30.68 USD) voucher to spend in the Samsung Learning Hub, 2 free months of The Times worth £32.00 ($49.08 USD), Samsung Music Hub access for 1 month, Need for Speed Hot pursuit, AVG Anti-Virus Pro, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 and 50GB of Dropbox space free for 2 years.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with plenty of software designed for the S Pen including Paper Artist and Photo Note while all of these S Pen features allow you to work with the tablet to be as creative as possible. Multi-Windows allows you to cut the screen in half to use two applications at the same time. With the launch of the slate, Sammy now has a couple of Galaxy Note models going up against the Apple iPad. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 matches up with the 9.7 inch fourth-generation Apple iPad, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 goes screen to screen against the 7.9 inch Apple iPad mini.
Samsung has announced that the latest member of the Galaxy Note family, the Note 8.0, has today gone on sale in the UK. The tablet is initially available at the Samsung Experience Store at the Westfield Stratford City shopping center in London, the same flagship Samsung store at which the Galaxy S3 and Note 2 first launched.
The Wifi-only Note 8 goes on sale today for £339.99, and the version with cellular data is expected to follow shortly. Besides cell data, you've got a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos CPU running the show, 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD. There's also a 5MP rear shooter and 1.3MP front-facing camera. On the software side, you're looking at Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean wrapped in Sammy's TouchWiz UI.
To sweeten the deal, Samsung's offering a pack of software goodies worth £60 to buyers who pick one up before Apr. 15. This includes a £20. Samsung Learning Hub voucher, a two-month subscription to The Times newspaper, AVG Pro, a month of Samsung Music Hub access, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Sonc 4: Episode 2. Being a Samsung device, the Note 8.0 also lands you 50GB of free Dropbox storage for two years. More: Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
GALAXY NOTE 8.0 AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW FROM THE SAMSUNG EXPERIENCE STORE Free content and services bundle worth £60 available with every purchase from 15th April for a limited time
5th April 2013, London, UK: Samsung Mobile UK has today announced that customers in the UK are now able to buy the Galaxy Note 8.0 from the Samsung Experience Store at Westfield Stratford City with other channels to follow. Ultra portable thanks to its 8” screen size, the Galaxy Note 8.0 comes pre-loaded with a suite of new content and services worth over £60, at no extra cost to the customer*.
The new mid-size tablet, together with a suite of intuitive features and an evolved S Pen, gives you the ease of using a traditional pen and paper with speed, efficiency and accuracy. Features include a suite of S Note templates and tools that allow you to create, edit, manage and share documents, as well as seamless multi-tasking thanks to Quick Command, continuous text input and Multi-Window View which means the portable 8” screen can be split and used to access a number of live applications at the same time.
A range of S-Pen apps, including Paper Artist and Photo Note, mean you can be creative wherever you are, whether on the commute to work, on holiday or sat on your living room sofa. The new Reading Mode makes it easier to read e-books, magazines and newspapers as you can optimise the settings to create the most comfortable reading experience, plus you can annotate, highlight, cut and paste text.
For a limited time from 15 April 2013*, the Galaxy Note 8.0 will also come pre-loaded with the following content and services;
- A £20 voucher to spend in the Samsung Learning Hub - A Two Month Free trial subscription to The Times newspaper worth £32.00 - AVG Anti-Virus Pro - Access to the Samsung Music Hub for free for 1 month - Need for SpeedTM Hot Pursuit - Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 - 50GB DropBox free for 2 years