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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series debuts alongside flagship Galaxy S22 phones

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra were launched at the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 virtual event on Wednesday – alongside the expected Galaxy S22 series. The Galaxy Tab S8 and Galaxy Tab S8+ succeed the company’s Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ respectively, which were launched in 2020. However, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is an all-new model in the lineup, aiming to offer a improved experience. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series comes with optional 5G connectivity. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra come with an improved S Pen.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra price, availability

The price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 starts at $699.99 (approx. Rs. 52,400), while the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ carries a starting price of $899.99 (approx. Rs. 67,300) and the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra starts at $1,099.99 (around Rs. 82,300). Regarding availability, Samsung said the Galaxy Tab S8 series will go up for pre-order from Wednesday, February 9 at 10 p.m. and start selling in select markets, including the United States, Europe, and South Korea. South from February 25.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ will be available in base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant as well as 12GB + 256GB option. However, Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will be available in 8GB + 128 GB, 12 GB + 256 GB and the top model 16 GB + 512 GB.

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Galaxy Tab S8+ are available in Graphite, Pink Gold and Silver colors, while the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will be available in a single Graphite shade.

Details on India pricing and availability of Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra have yet to be announced.

In August 2020, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ were launched with a starting price of EUR 699 (around Rs. 59,800).

Along with the Galaxy Tab S8 series, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra as its new Android flagship phones. The South Korean company also brought Book Cover Keyboard, Book Cover Keyboard Slim, Book Cover, Protective Standing Cover, Note View Cover and Strap Cover for Galaxy Tab S8 models.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 runs on Android 12 with One UI Tab 4 on top. The tablet has an 11-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels) LTPS TFT display with a pixel density of 276 ppi and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. Under the hood, there is a SoC 4nm octa-core, which is likely the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, if recent reports are to be believed. The SoC is paired with up to 12 GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 comes with an LTPS TFT display
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For photos and videos, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 has a rear dual-camera setup that houses a 13-megapixel main sensor, along with a 6-megapixel ultra-wide shooter. The camera setup is paired with an LED flash. Additionally, the tablet also comes with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter on the front – for selfies and video chats.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 comes with up to 256GB of built-in storage that supports expansion via microSD card (up to 1TB). Connectivity options include 5G and 4G LTE (optional) as well as Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/A-GPS and a USB Type-C port. Onboard sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and Hall effect sensor. The tablet also has a dedicated fingerprint sensor on the side.

For a multimedia experience, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 comes with quad stereo speakers backed by AKG and Dolby Atmos. There are also three microphones on board. Additionally, the tablet includes an improved DeX mode that allows more apps to be resizable and have transparent windows. It can also be used as a second monitor with touch screen and includes dual screen and face recording function for online lessons.

Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Tab S8 with an 8,000mAh battery that supports Super Fast Charging 2.0 (up to 45W). The tablet measures 165.3 x 253.8 x 6.3 mm. It weighs 503 grams (Wi-Fi only variant) and 507 grams (5G option).

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ Specifications

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ comes with One UI Tab 4, based on Android 12. It has a 12.4-inch Super AMOLED WQXGA+ (2800 x 1752 pixels) display with a pixel density of 266 ppi up to 120Hz refresh rate. The tablet is powered by an octa-core SoC, along with up to 12GB of RAM. It comes with the same dual rear camera setup as the Galaxy Tab S8, with a 13-megapixel main sensor and a 6-megapixel ultra-wide shooter. There is also an LED flash.

For video chats, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ packs a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera on the front.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ comes with up to 256GB of built-in storage that supports expansion via microSD card (up to 1TB). Connectivity options include 5G and 4G LTE (optional) as well as Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/A-GPS and a USB Type-C port. On-board sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and Hall effect sensor.

Unlike the standard Galaxy Tab S8, the Galaxy Tab S8+ comes with an under-screen fingerprint sensor.

The Galaxy Tab S8+ also includes four stereo speakers and three microphones. It packs a 10,090mAh battery with Super Fast Charging 2.0 (up to 45W). Moreover, the tablet measures 185x285x5.7 mm and weighs 567 grams.

Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

Just like the Galaxy Tab S8 and Galaxy Tab S8+, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra runs on Android 12 with One UI Tab 4 on top. The tablet, however, features a larger 14.6-inch Super AMOLED WQXGA+ (2,960 x 1,848 pixels) display with a 240 ppi pixel density and up to 120 Hz refresh rate. includes the same 4nm octa-core SoC found on the other two models, as well as up to 16GB of RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra comes with a rear dual-camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel main sensor and a 6-megapixel ultra-wide shooter. The camera setup is paired with an LED flash.

Unlike the other two models in the series, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra comes with a dual-camera setup on the front that has 12-megapixel wide and ultra-wide shooters. The camera setup is available on a display notch.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra display image

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra comes with display notch design
Photo credit: Samsung

Samsung has given away up to 512GB of internal storage on the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra which supports expansion via microSD card (up to 1TB). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/A-GPS and a USB Type-C port. There is also an option for 5G and 4G LTE connectivity. Additionally, the tablet includes a sensor array including an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and Hall effect sensor. Additionally, there is a fingerprint sensor under the screen.

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra includes four stereo speakers tuned by AKG and supported by Dolby Atmos. There are three microphones. Additionally, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra packs an 11,200mAh battery that supports Super Fast Charging 2.0. The tablet measures 208x6x326.4×5.5mm. It weighs 726 grams (Wi-Fi only variant) and 728 grams (5G model).


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