Last week AT&T confirmed that it would carry the Galaxy Note 8.0 in the “coming weeks,” but now we finally have detailed pricing and release information. The carrier has announced that it will begin to offer the device on June 21st for $399.99 with a new two-year contract. For those wondering, that’s the same price as the WiFi only model, which obviously does not carry a contract with it. If you are looking to go all out, however, you can pick the device up for $200 on contract when purchased at the same time as a Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, or Galaxy Note II.
As far as specs go, the device is packing a 1.6GHz Exynos 4110 quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. It will ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay. Other features include WiFi, LTE, GPS, BlueTooth 4.0, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, a compass, and a hefty 4,600mAh battery.
As with any device carrying the Note branding, the Note 8.0 features the S Pen stylus, which is actually quite useful when paired with TouchWiz.
There are a variety of entertainment features on the Galaxy Note 8.0 as well, including the new search and recommendation service WatchON™, which makes personalized recommendations for new movies and TV shows from multiple content sources such as live TV, YouTube, and streaming video-on-demand sources. If you’d rather curl up with a good book, the new Reading Mode creates a comfortable reading experience in all lighting conditions.
Finally, AT&T is also offering 50GB of cloud storage for a limited time with the device. The storage is through the carrier’s “Locker” service, which runs on select AT&T devices.
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