Galaxy Note 8.0 and Galaxy S4 to be Sold in Recyclable Boxes

Samsung has decided to protect the environment with its new plan to offer both the Galaxy S4 smartphone and Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet in 100M recyclable boxes.

Both devices will come in brown boxes. Not coincidentally, the interface for the Note 8.0 and Galaxy S4 is called Nature UX which also seems to make the devices somewhat relevant to the environment. Samsung seems to be on the path to becoming an environmental advocate.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price launched on Thursday and is priced at $399.99 in the U.S.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is also available in the U.K. and costs £339, which is equivalent to $520. The price difference could be due to its data chip that is included overseas.

The tablet can be purchased at Samsung's Experience Store at Westfield Stratford City and will launch at other retailers in the U.K. sometime soon. The 3G variant is also expected to hit stores in the near future.

One of the next markets to receive the Galaxy Note 8.0 will be the Philippines, where the tablet will launch on April 13. The device will cost P24,000 there.

The Note 8 sports an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution and 189 ppi. This is a bit higher than Apple's iPad Mini's screen, which has 163 ppi.

Other specifications on the device include a 1.6GHz quad-core A9 processor, 2GB RAM, and special features such as Smart Stay that allows the tablet to recognize if the owner is still awake. This will make it automatically go on standby once the owner falls asleep or stops using it. It is said to be seamless and very responsive.

The Galaxy S4 is expected to launch this month for all of the major carriers in the U.S.