Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Now Available To Purchase In Canada


After launching last week in the U.S., the Galaxy Note 8.0 is now available to purchase in Canada. Right now, the device can be bought at Best Buy, Future Shop, Staples, and other authorized retailers, priced at $429 — which means it’s significantly more expensive than in the U.S.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 is a mighty device, consisting of a 1280×800 8-inch capacitive display, quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, 2GB of RAM, 5MP rear facing camera, S Pen and 16GB of internal storage (upgradable to 64GB via a microSD card).

Obviously the Note 8.0 runs the most up-to-date version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, equipped with all of the extra features that Samsung supplies Galaxy devices with, such as TouchWiz, S Note, S Voice, S Suggest, and S Planner.

Samsung Canada held a press release earlier this week, attempting to persuade its Canadian fans to pick up a Note 8.0 upon its release. Here’s what they had to say:

“We are very excited that Canadians can now experience the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 – the perfect tool for multi-tasking on the go,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Group, Samsung Canada. “Due to the convenience and mobility, the demand for Android-based tablets continues to grow and Samsung is proud to continue to lead this charge with the announcement of the GALAXY Note 8.0.”

Increase your productivity
Loaded with exciting new apps and updated features, the GALAXY Note 8.0 is designed for productivity.
Search, stream and game faster with the powerful quad core processor and 2GB of RAM.
Become a multi-tasking dynamo with the Multi Window feature, which lets you run two apps on the same screen, at the same time.
Bring your ideas to life with the innovative S Pen, which allows you to handwrite on your tablet. It also features Air View (take a peek at any file just by hovering over it), Easy Clip (allows you clip out your favourite images with precision) and Quick Command (helps you easily find what you’re looking for).

Do more on the go
With its compact 8″ design and a suite of exciting preloaded content and services, the Note 8.0 is the full creative arsenal that is small and lightweight enough to keep with you on the go.
Master your ‘to do’ list with Awesome Note an integrated application available on an Android tablet for the first time. This application offers unlimited note-taking uses including Memo, Diary and Must-remember lists. Additionally, the S Note templates and the S Planner feature help manage everyday tasks, including meeting notes, to-do lists and even personal diary entries.
Show your artistic side with Paper Artist, which helps users reach a whole new level of artistic expression with beautiful brushes to create stunning drawings, paintings, and illustrations.

In Canada the Note 8.0 retails at $429, that’s an additional $30 over what is generally being charged at U.S. retailers – so if you’re based in Canada, be sure to let us know if you’re going to pick up a Note 8.0!