Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series launched with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, S Pen Support
Samsung has finally unleashed its much-awaited Galaxy Tab S8 series alongside the Galaxy S22 series smartphones at its Galaxy Unpacked event. The latest tablet series includes three devices – the Galaxy Tab S8, the Galaxy Tab S8+, and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. The devices come with flagship-grade specs, advanced displays, and more. Take a look at the details.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series Unveiled
Alongside the standard Galaxy Tab S8 and the Galaxy Tab S8+, Samsung has announced the highest-end Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra this year. While all the models of the new Galaxy tablet line come with similar specs, there are a few key differences in the display and battery departments. The Tab S8 series is partially made up of recycled fishing nets, just like the Galaxy S22 phones as an effort towards a sustainable planet.
The tablets are powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, ultra-wide front cameras, a three-microphone setup, and intelligent auto-framing technology that promises a truly professional video call experience.
Other features include an enhanced Multi-active Windows and Samsung DeX, safe and easy file sharing with password-protected Quick Share and an improved S Pen in the box. The tablets feature the toughest Armor Aluminum body that is over 30% more scratch-resistant and 40% less prone to bending than Galaxy Tab S7, says the company.
The Tab S8 Ultra features a 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, and is equipped with dual 12MP front cameras with support for 4K video recording. Samsung’s auto-framing technology automatically keeps you in focus during a call, while also zooming in or out to include new participants as they join you. All the models pack Quad Speakers with Dolby Atmos.
The Tab S8, S8+ and S8 Ultra pack an 8,000mAh, 10,090mAh and 11,200mAh battery respectively with support for 45W superfast charging that can charge up to 100% in 80 minutes (90 minutes for S8 Ultra). You can also simply connect your Galaxy Tab S8 to a Galaxy S22 smartphone with a USB-C cable, and the tablet’s incredible fast-charging battery can double as a portable charger.
Samsung will sell Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Book Cover Keyboard that features wider, backlit keycaps, customizable shortcut settings, and adjustable standing angles. It features premium, antimicrobial polyurethane leather and a glass-coated touchpad that enables smooth and responsive typing. Plus, Wireless Keyboard Share can link your connected keyboard to a Galaxy smartphone for easy typing across devices.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series Specifications
- Tab S8 — 11-inch (2560 x 1600 pixels) WQXGA 120Hz LTPS TFT display with up to 500 nits brightness, 276 ppi
- Tab S8+ — 12.7-inch (2800 x 1752 pixels) WQXGA+ 120Hz Super AMOLED display with up to 420 nits brightness, 266 ppi
- Tab S8 Ultra — 14.6-inch (2960 x 1848 pixels) WQXGA+ 120Hz Super AMOLED display with up to 420 nits brightness, 240 ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno next-gen GPU
- 8GB RAM with 128GB / 256GB storage, 8GB RAM with 128GB storage / 16GB RAM with 512GB storage (S8 Ultra only), expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
- Android 12 with One UI 4.1
- 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 6MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture
- 12MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture, 12MP ultra-wide secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture (Tab S8 Ultra only)
- Galaxy S8 — Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Galaxy S8+ and Ultra— In-display fingerprint scanner
- Quad Stereo speakers with Sound by AKG, Dolby Atmos, 3 microphones
- S Pen with Bluetooth
- Tab S8 Dimensions:253.8×165.3×6.3mm; Weight: 503 (Wi-Fi) / 507g (5G)
- Tab S8+ Dimensions: 285x185x5.7mm; Weight:567g (Wi-Fi) / 572g (5G)
- Tab S8 Ultra Dimensions: 326.4 x 208.6 x 5.5mm; Weight: 726g (Wi-Fi) / 728g (5G)
- 5G SA/NSA, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11 ax, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS + GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, USB 3.2 Type-C
- Tab S8 — 8,000mAh battery with 45W Fast Charging
- Tab S8+ — 10,090mAh battery with 45W Fast Charging
- Tab S8 Ultra — 11,200mAh battery with 45W Fast Charging
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and S8+ comes in Graphite, Silver and Pink Gold colours, and the Galaxy S8 Ultra comes in Graphite colour.
Pricing and Availability
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Wi-Fi 8GB + 128 GB – $699 / £649 / €749
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Wi-Fi 8GB + 256 GB – $779.99 / £699 / €799
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G 8GB + 128 GB – £799 / €899
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G 8GB + 256 GB – £849 / €949
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ Wi-Fi 8GB + 128 GB – $899 / £849 / €949
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ Wi-Fi 8GB + 256 GB – $979.99 / £899 / €999
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G 8GB + 128 GB – $1099.99 / £999 / €1,099
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G 8GB + 256 GB – £1,049 / €1,149
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Wi-Fi 8GB + 128 GB – $1099.99 / £999 / €1,149
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Wi-Fi 12GB + 256 GB – $1199.99 / £1,099 / €1,299
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Wi-Fi 16GB + 512 GB – $1399.99 / £1,249 / €1449
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G 8GB + 128 GB – £1,149 / €1,299
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G 12GB + 256 GB – £1,249 / €1449
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G 16GB + 512 GB – £1,399 / €1,599
The Galaxy Tab S8 series is available for pre-order beginning February 9, and will roll out from February 25 starting with select markets including the U.S., UK, Europe and Korea.