As expected, second quarter’s onset has lead to Samsung releasing the Galaxy Note 8 for UK consumers, pinning the slate’s 16GB variant with a price of £339. However, this retail tag has been given to the Wi-Fi-only variant and the company has yet to reveal details pertaining to the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
While the company has made only the Galaxy Note 8 available for purchase at present, it has plans to present its customers with some extra goodies next week. Starting April 15, buyers could look forth to enjoying additional perquisites worth £60 for free, says the manufacturer.
Anyone who buys the slate after the aforesaid date will be granted a £20 voucher valid for any purchases made on the company’s Learning Hub and 1 month free access to the Music Hub. Over and above this, the package will include a free trial subscription to the Times newspaper for two months which in itself amounts to £32.
Also tagging along with this deal will be NFS Hot Pursuit and both episodes of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. And to sweeten the deal further, the OEM will be offering AVG Anti-Virus Pro software as well as 50GB of free DropBox storage for 2 years.
Shedding some light on the tablet’s specifications, the 8-inch device will be shipping preloaded with version 4.1.2 of Android and it should be getting an update of the latest edition soon. The onboard 1.6GHz quad core Exynos processor finds a companion in 2GB of RAM and a 4,600mAh battery in the device’s interiors. Additional highlights to keep an eye out for comprise of a 5MP main camera featuring autofocus and a 1.3MP secondary webcam.
In terms of e-retailers, the 16GB Wi-Fi-only Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can be pre-ordered through Expansys at £349.99. The e-store has also started taking bookings for the 3G + Wi-Fi 16GB unit which can be seen flashing a retail label of £464.99. Availability details of the slab through the online shopping outlet haven’t been declared just yet.
– Display: 8-inch TFT
– Resolution: 1,280 x 800 pixel
– OS: Android 4.1.2
– Processor: 1.6GHz quad core Exynos 4412
– RAM: 2GB
– Storage configuration options: 16GB and 32GB
– Expandable memory: 64GB
– Camera: 5MP main with autofocus and 1.3MP auxiliary
– Battery: 4,600mAh