The Android tablet market is pretty barren, with only a handful of manufacturers paying any real attention and releasing decent devices worth talking about. Samsung is one such manufacturer. Soon, Android tablet buyers will have the choice of an all-new line of Galaxy Tab devices, including the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.
After going through the specs, thanks to a wide-ranging device render and info leak courtesy of WinFuture, it seems that the Galaxy Tab S8 line is not here to play games. These things are packed together with the goods.
Let’s talk about the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra first. This device features a monstrous 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display with 120Hz (2960 x 1848) refresh rate, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 8GB/128GB and 16GB/512GB of RAM and storage configurations, microSD support, S Pen support, 11,200 mAh battery, solid rear cameras, fast charging, wireless DeX and Android 12 (One UI 4.0).
Pricing is unknown for such a beast of an Android tablet, but you can expect it to be very expensive.
Then there are the Galaxy Tab S8 and S8+. Neither sounds so bad either. The smaller S8 tablet features an 11-inch LTPS TFT display with 120Hz (2560 x 1600) refresh rate, the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 8GB of RAM and two storage options (128GB or 256GB) , S Pen support, an 8,000mAh battery, and the same Android 12 software.
The Galaxy Tab S8+ is almost the same, but bigger. Its screen is 12.7-inches and features Super AMOLED, and yes, it’s 120Hz. Other general specs include an SD8 Gen 1 chipset, along with the same RAM and storage options as the smaller S8, but you get a larger 10,090mAh battery.
We’ll most certainly keep you posted on pricing and availability information for these devices, but as far as launch goes, expect them to be on MWC time, this year being late February. Samsung usually does things on its own in advance, so we’re probably getting pretty close.
// WinFuture (German)