This isn’t the first time we’ve talked Galaxy Note 8.0 pricing today, but now we’re hearing that Samsung’s rumored tablet might be priced at €391.99. That’s according to a listing spotted on Germany’s Staples Direct site. To give you an idea of how costly this tablet could be, €391.99 is right around $530, so the Galaxy Note 8.0 might be pretty expensive when it finally arrives.
That’s not even the most alarming part – earlier today, rumored prices for the Galaxy Note 8.0 ranged from €450 to €550 ($606-$742). That’s a lot of money to spend on a tablet, so hopefully some of these are just placeholders retailers have put in place of the actual price. Still, assuming the Galaxy Note 8.0 launches at the low end of this spectrum with a €391.99 price tag, that would put it a couple hundred dollars above the cheapest iPad mini, which comes in at $329.
It’s almost even with the Wi-Fi only 64GB iPad mini, which costs $529, while a pair of the mobile data iPad minis are more expensive than this rumored price for the Galaxy Note 8.0. Of course, at that price, the Galaxy Note 8.0 would be much more expensive than any Nexus 7 model, with the most expensive Nexus 7 only costing $299.99. We can’t imagine Samsung making many sales with that high price point, so hopefully the company doesn’t charge that much for its new slate.
Keep in mind that the Galaxy Note 8.0 hasn’t even been confirmed yet, so getting riled up over pricing at this point would be a little silly. Samsung is rumored to be debuting the Galaxy Note 8.0 at MWC 2013 next month in Barcelona. We’ll be there, so if the Galaxy Note 8.0 is announced, you’ll definitely hear about it. Stay tuned.