All signs point to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series of tablets arriving early this year, and now we have a major specs leak to review, which reveals most of the key details of the three devices that are in the pipeline.
Coming via the generally reliable WinFuture, the information covers everything from chipset to camera setup for Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.
All three tablets will come with Android 12 on board and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor inside. Screen sizes are apparently – in order – 11-inch, 12.7-inch and a gigantic 14.6-inch, while all three tablets are said to feature 13MP + 6MP dual-lens rear cameras on the rear.
These specifications in their entirety
The standard and Plus versions of the Galaxy Tab S8 will come with 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage, according to WinFuture, while the Ultra model offers up to a maximum of 16GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of onboard storage.
According to the specs leak, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will also have a better front-facing front-facing camera than the other two models. It looks like Samsung is really going to give you your money’s worth for the most expensive tablet here.
The new images presented by WinFuture offer no surprises in terms of the design and aesthetics of the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup, and they also include shots of the S Pen stylus. At this point, there is not much left to learn about these tablets.
Analysis: Samsung continues to compete with the iPad
When it comes to Android-based competitors for Apple’s iPad, Samsung is leading the way: we were very impressed with what the Galaxy Tab S7 had to offer last year and it looks like the 2022 series will continue the trend.
What we didn’t get last year was an Ultra model, and that’s where the attention is focused this time around. Based on unofficial rumors, it looks like this tablet will come with a large screen, slim profile, and impressive specs.
We’ll no doubt see a refresh for one or more of Apple’s iPads during 2022, which means Samsung needs to make sure it gets the right Galaxy Tab S8. From everything we’ve heard so far, it looks like it will – and the addition of a third model gives buyers even more choice.
Of course, good hardware is nothing without good software, and Android on tablet-sized devices has traditionally lagged iPadOS in design and functionality – something the next update from Android 12L could change.