By Shailesh Shrivastava | Apr 10, 2013 07:26 AM EDT
Samsung released the Galaxy Note 8.0 very silently, at only one store in the UK, but over time, the company is slowly rolling out the device across the world.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available for U.S. customers starting April 11. The device unveiled at the World Mobile Congress this year will be available from online retailers like Amazon, Best Buy/Best Buy Mobile, h.h. gregg, Newegg, P.C. Richard & Son, Staples and TigerDirect.com.
The phablet was the very first made available at the Samsung Experience Store located in Westfield Stratford City of the UK for £339.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available in white for $399.99. Accessories will be available beginning mid-April. These include Book Covers in white, grey, pink or green, as well as USB and HDMI adapters, and a travel charger that connects via the device's microUSB port, an official release stated.
The tablet will come with a number of preloaded services like 50 GB of Dropbox storage for two years, Samsung's Smart Remote, Awesome Note and one month free subscription to Samsung's Music Hub.
"The Galaxy Note defined an entirely new smartphone category and the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet redefined the tablet experience for consumers," said Travis Merrill, vice president of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. "With the Galaxy Note 8.0, we fully expect to ignite the mid-size tablet market Samsung pioneered with the first Galaxy Tab. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is small enough to fit in your pocket or purse and packs the power needed for full mobile entertainment and productivity."
The phablet is powered by an Exynos quad-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and supported by a 2 GB RAM. The Note 8.0 sports an 8-inch TFT display with 1280x800 pixel resolution.
It will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and later be updated to the upcoming Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. The Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for voice chat.
The device will be available in 16 and 32 GB versions and the microSD card slot in the device supports a card up to 64 GB.
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