Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (White)

Samsung unveils a comfortable, functional Galaxy Note 8 (hands-on)

BARCELONA, Spain--After months of leaked pics and rumors, Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is now officially a corporeal thing of reality. It's an 8-inch tablet that thanks to its size is ready to compete directly with the 7.9-inch iPad Mini. How successful it is at doing that will depend heavily on price.

The Mini currently starts at $329, a price that's considered expensive for a tablet of its size. Despite its high asking price, though, the Mini has proven a consistently brisk seller. Samsung has yet to announce a price for the Galaxy Note 8, but if it wants to see it launch successfully, that's a detail the company will have to get right.

However, given Samsung's premium tablet pricing history, it's doubtful the Note 8 will cost any less than the Mini, especially in international markets where it will double as an extremely large phone.

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