Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Touches Ground in U.S. on April 11

Paul Lilly

Samsung is going after the mid-size tablet market.

Mid-size tablets seem to be all the rage these days, and Samsung doesn't intend to miss out on the craze. With that in mind, Samsung announced today that its Galaxy Note 8.0 is coming to the U.S. market on April 11. The Galaxy Note 8.0 was initially unveiled at Mobile World Congress a couple of months ago, and in just a couple of days, you'll be able to pick up one up in stores and online at places like Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, Staples, and other retailers/e-tailers.

“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."

We're not sure we'd want to shove an 8-inch tablet into our pants pocket as Samsung suggests regardless of whether it would fit or not, but one sure fire advantage of mid-size slates is that they're easier to hold with one hand compared to larger tablets.

As for features, the Galaxy Note 8.0 comes equipped with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 5MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, and a handful of other amenities.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available in white for $400 MSRP.

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