Given Samsung's struggles in the tablet market, the company has decided to offer some tablet variants of the Note lineup. Currently in the United States, we have two models available. The Galaxy Note 10.1 has been available for some time, both in a WiFi-only variant and in a Verizon LTE version, while the Galaxy Note 8.0 only recently made its way to U.S store shelves in a WiFi variant. Given the success of other smaller tablets, such as the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire, however, Samsung is looking to bring the 8-inch Note tablet to as many channels as possible here Stateside, including via carriers.
We can usually tell when a device is nearing launch here in the states because it will pass through the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC. Early Wednesday morning, eagle eyed Samsung fans noticed a new Galaxy Note 8.0 model pass through the FCC. The device appears to be a variant of the Note 8.0 that is packing LTE support for AT&T. The device is carrying a 850 / 1900 GSM radio along with support for LTE Bands 2, 4, 5 and 17, which are usually signs that indicate an AT&T LTE device launch is imminent.
For those unfamiliar with the device, the Note 8.0 is rocking some pretty solid specifications. It's powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, as well as 2GB of RAM. The display is a tad disappointing, though, with the device using an 8-inch WXGA 1280 x 800 panel. From there, the device is running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, has a 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front facing camera, and comes in 16GB/32GB/64GB variants, though it's unclear if AT&T will offer all three of those.
- 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412
- 8-inch WXGA display (1280 x 800 at 189 ppi)
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- 5 megapixel (rear), 1.3-megapixels (front)
- 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 and 5 GHz; WiFi Direct; AllShareCast; Bluetooth 4.0; USB 2.0
- 2GB RAM, 16/32/64GB storage with microSD card support (up to 64 GB)
- 210.8 x 135.9 x 7.95
- 338 grams
- 4,600 mAh
As far as price goes, the WiFi only model comes in at $399, so we can expect the LTE model to probably be more than that, but who knows how much more.
Will you be buying an LTE Galaxy Note 8.0 for AT&T? Let us know down in the comments!