AT&T has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is headed to its network and that the tablet will be available in the coming weeks. Samsung has already made the 3G and Wi-Fi versions globally available, but the 4G LTE cellular model is yet to arrive in the country and it looks like this one is going to be exclusive to the carrier.
A month after the Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 went on sale in the US, the device took flight in India under the name 510 (read our review). It sports an 8-inch WXGA 189ppi touchscreen and a 1.3MP camera on the front, while the rear plays host to a 5MP AF snapper for capturing images and recording videos.
Memory provisions are in the hands of 16GB internal flash storage, a microSD card slot with up to 64GB support and 2GB of RAM. The slate measures 7.95mm thick and it weighs 345 grams. Doing to heavy lifting on the inside is an Exynos 4412 SOC which is designed with quad 1.6GHz Cortex A9 cores, complemented by a 4,600mAh battery.
As most are aware, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is powered by the Android 4.1 Jelly bean platform. Accompanying it is the company’s own TouchWiz UI which tags along various enhanced features including business-oriented tools such as SAFE technology and Polaris Office for viewing, editing and creating documents, spreadsheets as well as presentations amongst others.
The slate is also loaded with Multi Window that allows users to run two applications simultaneously in a side-by-side layout. Like every other device in this particular series, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with the S Pen which enables handwritten text and sketch inputs. Other attributes include Air View, WatchON, Reading Mode, ChatON, S Note, S Planner and more.
AT&T hasn’t disclosed a price or release date for the Galaxy Note 8.0 with 4G LTE support. What’s known so far is that it will be available in the coming weeks. The 16GB Wi-Fi only version is on sale through Office Depot, Amazon and Best Buy amongst others for $379.99.
Specifications at a glance:
– Platform: Android 4.1
– Display: 8-inch TFT touchscreen
– Resolution: WXGA 1280 x 800p; 189ppi
– Connectivity: 4G LTE, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
– Processor: 1.6GHz quad core Exynos 4412
– Memory: 16GB internal, 64GB expandable; 2GB RAM
– Dimensions: 210.8mm x 135.9mm x 7.95mm
– Weight: 345 grams