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Three to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Will chuck in free 16GB microSD card and £60 voucher
Wed Jul 17 2013, 14:14
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 preloaded apps

UK MOBILE OPERATOR Three has revealed plans to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, three months after the device was released.

We spotted the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 on Three's Coming Soon website, sitting alongside the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

While this confirms that the network will soon be offering the Samsung tablet, there's no word on pricing or availability yet and a Three spokesperson was unable to give us any further details. However, given that the device costs around £300 SIM-free, it's likely to fetch between £20 and £30 a month on contract.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 was unveiled in February at Mobile World Congress, before making its retail debut in April. The device, much like the Asus Fonepad, isn't just a tablet, as Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Note 8.0 with calling functionality for those who don't mind holding an 8in tablet up to their face.

Beyond its ability to work as a phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system skinned with Samsung's Touchwiz user interface, giving it stylus support and Samsung's usual host of preloaded apps such as S Note and Hub.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 also features a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, dual 5MP and 1.3MP cameras, a 4,600mAh battery and the choice of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, although it's unclear whether Three will offer both models.

However, Three has revealed that it will chuck in a free 16GB microSD card with the tablet, along with a £60 Samsung Hub content voucher and support for its HSDPA+ network. µ


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