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Samsung announces Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung announces Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet in Australia in April

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet in Australia in April, the company has announced.

The Android tablet will sell for $459 outright and be available in "early April".

The 16GB Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 is available for pre-order through Samsung's Experience stores in Sydney and Melbourne.

The 3G version of the device is expected to be launched at a later date, but no pricing has been announced.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 was officially announced last month at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain.

It has an 8in screen, includes a Wacom-powered stylus called the 'S Pen' and can make regular voice calls like a smartphone.

The S Pen can be used on the capacitive "hardware" buttons for back and menu and the tablet comes preloaded with the Awesome Note app. It also includes an infrared port that allows it to act as a universal remote control.

The tablet is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos 4 processor, has 2GB of RAM and comes with either 16GB or 32GB of internal memory. There's also a microSD card for extra memory expansion, along with a 4600mAh, non-removable battery.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 will initially ship with the 4.1.2 'Jelly Bean' version of Google's Android platform and comes skinned with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface.

Consumers can pre-order the Galaxy Note 8.0 at the new Melbourne Samsung Experience Store, Shop 2351 at Highpoint Shopping Centre, Melbourne, and the Sydney Samsung Experience Store at Sydney Central Plaza, 450 George Street, Sydney.

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