AT&T has announced the exclusive launch of Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE in the US followed by other markets.
"AT&T, the US leader in 4G LTE-connected tablets, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today the addition of the Samsung Galaxy Note® 8.0 to AT&T's portfolio of connected products. The 4G LTE-connected Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available exclusively with AT&T in the coming weeks," according to the AT&T website.
While the 3G and Wi-Fi variants are already out worldwide, AT&T is promising the 4G LTE devices to be "blazing fast" in terms of network speed.
AT&T currently covers more than 200 million users in the US and is planning to expand to over 300 million by the end of 2014.
Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, the device sports an 8in TFT screen (1280 x 800) with 189 pixels per inch (ppi). The tablet comes with an integrated S-Pen device which acts as a mouse and can be used for easy operation of applications.
The device comes with a rear 5 megapixel and front 1.3 megapixels autofocus camera. Both cameras are supported by CMOS sensors.
Powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor, the tablet runs on the Android Jelly Bean (4.1.2) operating system, and is powered by a 4600 mAh standard battery.
Weighing about 340 grams, the device has a 1080p video playback and 720p video recording ability. Its in-built storage capacity will be 16 GB with micro SD expansion slot supporting 32 GB storage. Customers will also get the privilege of 50 GB of free storage with AT&T Locker.
The device is expected to be launched at Samsung's 20 June conference in London.
Although the LTE price is not known, it is expected to geta little pricier than the Wi-Fi version.