Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series is now official and the company has announced three new Android tablets this time around 一 Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, and Tab S8 Ultra. The Tab S8 series was unveiled today along with the launch of the Galaxy S22 series phones at the first Unpacked event of 2022.
With the introduction of the Ultra model this time, Samsung is looking to rival the Apple iPad Pro, with even larger screen size. All three tablets are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, they run on Android 12 based on OneUI 4.0, microSD card support up to 1TB, and the trio also comes with S-Pen in the box. These new tablets are available in Wi-Fi only as well as the cellular (5G) option. Let us take a look at the new Galaxy Tab S8 series in detail.
Samsung Galaxy TabS8, Galaxy Tab S8+, and Tab S8 Ultra Price and Availability
The top of the line Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra starts at $1,099.99 (~Rs 82,300), the Galaxy Tab S8+ starts at $899.99 (~Rs 67,400)and lastly, the vanilla Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 starts at $699.99 (~Rs 52,400). As for the availability, the Galaxy Tab S8 series will be available starting February 25 and the pre-orders will start today in select markets. The Galaxy S8 Ultra will be available in Graphite colour option while the Tab S8 and Tab S8+ will be available in Graphite, Silver, and Pink Gold colour options. Indian price and availability will be announced later.
|Configuration||Variant||Tab S8 Price||Tab S8+ Price|
|8+256GB||Wi-Fi + 5G||TBA||$1099.99|
|12+256GB||Wi-Fi + 5G||TBA||TBA|
|Configuration||Variant||Tab S8 Ultra Price|
|8+128GB||Wi-Fi + 5G||TBA|
|12+256GB||Wi-Fi + 5G||TBA|
|16+512GB||Wi-Fi + 5G||TBA|
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Specifications
The first-ever Ultra tab in the Galaxy S series sports a large 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1848 pixel resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The tab has a very slim 6.3mm bezel. It weighs 728 grams and is just 5.5mm thick. Under the hood, the Tab S8 Ultra is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC fabbed on 4nm process and it is coupled with Adreno 730 GPU. The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.
Further, on the front, the Tab S8 Ultra also features a notch, quite similar to the MacBook Pro M1 Max. There is a dual front-facing camera setup led by a 12MP wide lens and a 12MP ultra-wide camera. And, to the back, there is a 13MP main camera and a 6MP ultra-wide camera. Powering the device is a massive 11,200mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging. The Tab runs on OneUI 4 based on Android 12 with lots of customization options to take advantage of the large screen.
Other features include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G, 4G, NFC, Type-C 3.2 port, fingerprint scanner, up to 8K @ 60fps video recording, and quad-speaker setup powered by Dolby Atmos support as well. These are all same across the three tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, S8+ Specifications
Just like the Ultra, both the vanilla Tab S8 and S8+ are powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. Both come with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The vanilla Galaxy Tab S8 sports an 11-inch LTPS TFT display with 2560 x 1600 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate, while the Tab S8+ sports a 120Hz 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 2800 x 1752 pixels resolution. Both tablets run on OneUI 4 based on Android 12 and they also come with an S-Pen in the box.
The Galaxy Tab S8+ weighs 572 grams and is 5.7mm thick. On the other hand, the Galaxy Tab S8 measures 6.3mm and weighs 503 grams. Both tablets offer support for 45W fast charging and the Tab S8 comes with an 8,000mAh battery and the Tab S8+ is backed by a larger 10,090mAh battery unit.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series Accessories
Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: S Pen (in-box), Book cover keyboard, Book cover, Protective standing cover.
Galaxy Tab S8/S8+: S Pen (in-box), Book cover keyboard, Book cover keyboard slim, Book cover, Protective standing cover, NoteViewCover, Strap cover.