Samsung has finally released the its much-awaited Galaxy Tab S8 series alongside the Galaxy S22 series at its Galaxy Unpacked event. The new tablet series includes three devices – the Galaxy Tab S8, the Galaxy Tab S8+, and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the most premium among the three of them. 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.
Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Unveiled
The Tab S8 Ultra comes with a 14.6-inch WQXGA Super AMOLED display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. It has a 16:10 aspect ratio, a screen resolution of 2960 x 1848p, and, following previous rumors, the display comes with a notch that houses not one but two 12MP front cameras.
As for the rear cameras, the tablet has a dual-camera setup, including a 13MP primary lens and 6MP ultra-wide lens.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra packs the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. Users can expand the storage by up to 1TB via a microSD card. There is also a massive 11,200mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging onboard. It runs the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 out-of-the-box.
Other than these, the device comes with quad stereo speakers with support for Dolby Atmos, 3 mics, support for Samsung DeX, and optional 5G.
Much like the previous Tab S devices, it supports the S-Pen and has support for features like Air Gestures, Handwriting recognition, and a lot more. The device comes bundled with an S-Pen and a USB-C to USB-C cable but does not include a charger in the box. As for the color, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra comes in a single Graphite color variant.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 4G bands: LTE
- 5G bands: SA/NSA
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G
- Announced: 2022, February 09
- Status: Exp. release 2022, February
- Dimensions: 326.4 x 208.6 x 5.5 mm (12.85 x 8.21 x 0.22 in)
- Weight: 726 g (Wi-Fi), 728 g (5G) (1.60 lb)
- Colors: Graphite
- SIM: Nano-SIM
- Stylus, 2.8ms latency (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro)
- Type: Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
- Size: 14.6 inches, 612.6 cm2 (~90.0% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1848 x 2960 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~240 ppi density)
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Android 12, One UI 4.1
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
- GPU: Adreno 730
- Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM
- Memory Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Main Camera: Dual
- 13 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, AF
- 6 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
- Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
- Selfie Camera: Dual
- 12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide)
- 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚ (ultrawide)
- Features: HDR
- Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
- Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
- Audio 3.5mm jack: No
- Tuned by AKG
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- NFC: No
- USB: USB Type-C 3.2, magnetic connector
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Wireless Samsung DeX
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 11200 mAh, non-removable
- Charging: Fast charging 45W, 100% in 82 min
Models: SM-X900, SM-X906, SM-X906B, SM-X906U, SM-X906N (Wi-Fi version: SM-X900, 5G version: SM-X906)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Price and Availability
As for the pricing, the new Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra starts at $1,099. The tablet is now up for pre-orders and will be available for purchase starting February 25 in the US, South Korea, and Europe. The slate is expected to be available in Nigeria soon.
Additionally, Samsung will offer a free Book Cover Keyboard accessory to customers who pre-order the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.