Why You Shouldn’t Panic Over the Galaxy Note 8.0 Price Rumors

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 is a lock for the Mobile World Congress next month, and while we’ve already started getting some opportunities to check out early pictures of the hardware, there’s still plenty that’s not known about the tablet, including just how affordably it might be priced. There are some new rumors going around this week suggesting that the tablet could end up being on the expensive side, but before that starts scaring you away from the Note 8.0, it’s important to place the news in context.

MobileGeeks.de ran the Note 8.0’s model numbers through the systems of a couple Austrian retailers, and reports finding signs of the 16GB version going for between 450 and 480 euros, and the 32GB for between 490 and 550 euros. Converted to dollars, that works out to about $605 to $645 for the 16GB Note 8.0 and $660 to $740 for 32GB.

Don’t let that make you think that’s what you’ll actually pay for the Note 8.0. For comparison, we checked out what the Galaxy Note 10.1 already goes for in Austria. There, you might pay 460 euros for the 16GB, WiFi-only version, or $620. In the US, the same model sells for just $490. Considering that disparity, while the Galaxy Note 8.0 clearly won’t compete with the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire, we don’t expect it to be quite as expensive as these rumors are making it out to be.

Source: MobileGeeks.de (Google Translate), MediaMarkt
Via: Unwired View

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