Galaxy Note 8 to come out in April, cost more than iPad mini
Early price tags suggest the Note 8 will cost about £350 -- more than both the Nexus 7 and iPad mini.
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UK tech-flogger Handtec lists the 16GB Wi-Fi only version of the tablet at £371.99, while Expansys wants £349.99 for the quad-core tablet.
Offering broadly similar specs to the £159 Google Nexus 7, that price seems a bit steep, and will rankle shoppers hoping for a bargain on par with Google's tablet, or the similarly cheap Kindle Fire HD.
It's also considerably more expensive than Apple's £269 iPad mini, which itself has been criticised for being too pricey.
Those looking to buy a bargain tablet would be wise to take a peek at Asus' horribly-named FonePad, which Carphone Warehouse also expects to start selling next month, and -- like the international version of the Note 8 -- doubles as a phone.
The FonePad is expected to cost £179 when it goes on sale, a price that Asus told me was partly down to avoiding the extra development and tooling costs engendered by smaller devices.
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