Galaxy Note 8

Could Samsung's 8-inch, stylus-centric tablet be headed to AT&T?

After last month's Wifi-only launch, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 could be making its way to AT&T in the near future. An LTE-capable version of the device carrying the product number SGH-I467 has just passed by the FCC for certification, and it's packing support for LTE bands II, IV, V and XVII. That means it's got all the parts necessary to function on AT&T's 4G LTE network in the U.S.

The Note 8 is essentially an 8-inch tablet composed of Galaxy Note 2 innards. You've got a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos chip doing the number-crunching, backed up by 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 1280x800 display resolution and TouchWiz'd Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Naturally, the Note 8's FCC appearance precedes any announcement from AT&T, but when it arrives we hope the pricing will be a bit more reasonable than that of the $400 Wifi-only version.

Source: FCC; via: Engadget

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Galaxy Note 8.0 drops by the FCC with AT&T LTE support


But can you use it to make phone calls? I'd seriously consider dumping my phone for a small tablet with a Bluetooth headset.

FINAAALLLLLYYYYYYYYYY. Been waiting for the ATT model. It better be able to make phone calls as advertised.

This is the first time I have heard of Samsung keeping their announced timeline. It's roughly a month since the WiFi version was released and the LTE version has passed the FCC hurdle. For those wondering the LTE version does have the ability to make phone calls. You can follow the links and see that it does. That being said the feature is also carrier dependent. Looks like we will know very soon if the first voice capable tablet in North America will be released. If not you will have to do some work to get the feature to work. Just like with previous Galaxy Tab Series tablets.

Here in the UK the note8" is a silly price. Way over $480 at the moment for the wifi only variant.
No sign of the 3g/4g version.

A note2 off contract is about $700+ for the LTE version.

People in Australia can pick a note2 3G off contract about us$480 from Kogan.