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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 to launch in the U.S. on April 11

Samsung Electronics America has announced the Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available in stores and online retailers in the U.S. beginning Thursday, April 11.

Samsung has announced its Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet will be hitting U.S. stores and online retailers this Thursday, April 11. The device was unveiled in February as a new member of the company's Note series. Like the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1, the new Note 8.0 also includes Samsung's S-Pen. Unlike its larger brother however, the 8-inch tablet is tailored for one-handed use in portrait mode.

The specifications of the Galaxy Note 8.0 include an Exynos 1.6GHz A9 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage and Android 4.1 Jellybean. The 8” display is a WXGA 1280x800 TFT (189 pixels per inch), but unfortunately there is no mention of Super AMOLED or PLS.

Since the device comes with IR remote control capabilities, Samsung is heavily promoting the mid-sized Note as a universal remote. The South Korean company is also touting Reading Mode, which automatically adjusts the screen's color/brightness level in order to make reading more comfortable. Fonts and themes can be customized to the users liking and there is a Smart Stay feature that essentially keeps the screen alive when content is being read.

The Wi-Fi only Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available in stores in white for a suggested retail price of $399.99. Online retailers to stock the new tablet will include Amazon, Best Buy/Best Buy Mobile, h.h. gregg, Newegg, P.C. Richard & Son, Staples and Samsung is also claiming the tablet comes pre-loaded with content and services valued at over $200. More details on specs, accessories, and pre-loaded content can be found in the source link and press release below.


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Alex Storey, 2013-04- 9 (Update: 2013-04-10)