Galaxy Note 8 LTE headed to Three for 4G tablet fun

The 4G-capable tablet should be out around September, Three tells us.

Samsung's 4G-capable Galaxy Note 8.0 will shortly arrive on numerical network Three, in time for 4G-mania to sweep the UK.

Confirming that the 8-inch tablet was en route via YouTube, Three says the tablet 'comes 4G-ready', which means it'll have a SIM-card slot for mobile data. Eagle-eyed viewers will also spot the tell-tale signal bars at the top of the tablet's screen, in the video embedded below.

I spoke to Three and was told that we can expect the Note 8 to launch on its network around September, so we've only got a few weeks to wait.

While Samsung's iPad mini -rivalling slate has been on sale in the UK for a while now, no networks have offered the 3G-capable version, meaning shoppers have had to settle for the Wi-Fi only option, or splash out to buy the Note 8 LTE model SIM-free from a niche retailer.

We've reviewed the Wi-Fi only Note 8 already , and while we praised its stylus, screen and powerful processor, we weren't too keen on the high price. Here's hoping Three's sure-to-be-subsidised deals make this slate a bit more palatable.

Three 4G

While Vodafone, O2 and EE will all be charging more for the privilege of 4G access , Three has stated that it won't make customers pay more , and instead will roll the faster mobile data into its existing network, for an all-over speed boost.

We'll likely learn more about Three's 4G plans in the next few weeks, so stay tuned, and let me know whether you'd pay for the Note 8 in the comments or on our Facebook wall.

 

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