AT&T to launch 4G LTE-equipped Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 'in the coming weeks'Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Just a couple of months after the Wi-Fi-only Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 launched in the U.S., it's been revealed that a cellular-enabled model will soon be available as well. AT&T just announced that it plans to offer its own 4G LTE-capable version of the tablet, with a launch slated to happen sometime "in the coming weeks." There's no word yet on how much the S Pen-equipped tablet will cost once it arrives on AT&T's shelves.
As far as specs go, AT&T's Galaxy Note 8.0 looks to be fairly similar to the Wi-Fi model. Included with the AT&T-flavored Galaxy Note 8.0 is a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 5-megapixel rear and 1.9-megapixel front cameras, 16GB built-in storage, microSD card slot, 4,600mAh battery and, as its name suggests, an 8-inch display. The Galaxy Note 8.0 also features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running beneath Samsung's custom TouchWiz overlay. AT&T also says that it'll be throwing in 50GB of free storage through its AT&T Locker service with the Note 8.0.
While the Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has been available in the U.S. since April, it's good to see that a cellular-enabled version of the device will also be hitting the U.S. in the near future. It doesn't look like AT&T's version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 will come with the voice-calling functionality that the international cellular model has, but for folks that need to do some note-taking and S Penning on the go, this LTE Galaxy Note 8.0 could be a good fit. Stay tuned and I'll give you a shout once AT&T shares its Note 8.0 pricing and launch plans.