Samsung hits price above iPad mini for Wi-Fi only Galaxy Note 8.0
Samsung has suddenly put its Galaxy Note 8.0 phablet on sale in the UK with a price tag of £339.
The tablet which has the ability to make phone calls and send text messages is available exclusively at the Samsung Experience Store at the Westfield Stratford shopping centre. Samsung said other channels will follow. See also: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on review.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 8.0 with no notice and is giving away £60 worth of content to go with it. The £339 price is for a 16GB Wi-Fi only model which is a fair amount more than the Apple iPad mini which starts at £269 for the equivalent model, let alone the £159 Google Nexus 7.
See also: Asus Fonepad hands-on review.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 comes bundled with a £20 Samsung Learning Hub voucher, a two month subscription to The Times, AVG Anti-Virus Pro, access to the Samsung Music Hub for free for one month, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 and 50GB of Dropbox storage for two years.
Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 8.0 at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC). It comes with a 1.6GHz A9 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Design-wise it looks like a super-sized version of the Galaxy S3.
As well as retailers the Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available on a contract from some UK mobile networks in the near future. We'll bring you a full Galaxy Note 8.0 review as soon as we can.