Along with what will be the series Galaxy S22, the new tablet line is about to arrive: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, consisting of the basic model, S8 + e S8 Ultra. From various leaks we have learned how they will be aesthetically made and what their technical specifications will be. So let's see what are the news for the Android tablet sector from Samsung.
21 / 01 Update: The official preview images of the three Samsung tablets arrive directly from Amazon Italy. Find the images in the “Design and display” paragraph.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Plus and S8 Ultra: what do we know about the new top-of-the-range tablet series?
Design and display
The rear design of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series looks more or less similar between the three models and does not differ much from the previous Tab S7. The color situation is different: S8 and S8 + will be available in Black, Silver Pink colors. For the S8 Ultra, however, there will be only one Black color.
And for the display? If we start from the base model, we find a TFT LTPS LCD panel from 11 " WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels) with refresh rate 120 Hz. This in dimensions of 253,8 x 165,3 x 6,33 mm and a weight of 507 g.
Moving on to S8 +, the panel is of type Super AMOLED and the diagonal rises to 12,4 ″ WQXGA + (2800 x 1772 pixels) always at 120 Hz, in dimensions of 258 x 185 x 5,7 mm and 572 g.
Finally, we come to the Ultra model and its da panel 14,6 " WQXGA + (2960 x 1848 pixels) at 120 Hz, in dimensions of 326,4 x 208,6 x 5,5 mm and 728 g. But its peculiarity is to be equipped with a notch to hold a dual camera.
Hardware and software
Another department where we find points in common between the three is certainly the hardware one. The SoC used for the three Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is Snapdragon 8 Gen1, thus proving to be the most powerful Android tablets on the market. This is matched by the Adreno 730 GPU, 8 GB di RAM e 128 / 256 GB of storage space. For the battery, the standard version will have a module from 8.000 mAh, the Plus one goes up to 10.090 mAh and the Ultra model goes up to 11.120 mAh. For all there is support a S-Pen, with magnetic attachment on the rear section.
The connectivity department includes on all models USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, Wi-Fi 6 Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS and 5G optional. Then there is no shortage four stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. Software side, all are equipped with Android 12 with interface One UI 4.1.
The camera department of the Galaxy Tab S8 series is interesting. Not so much for the rear with the S8, S8 Plus and S8 Ultra which have a dual sensor from 13 + 6 MP with wide angle, but for the selfie camera of the Ultra model. In fact, there is a double sensor 12 + 12 MP surrounded by drop notch. For the other two there is a single 12MP sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, S8 +, S8 Ultra - Price and Availability
Unfortunately, we still don't have a release date for the new Galaxy Tab S8 line, although we imagine it might go as far March 2022, but from Roland Quandt we learn that they could cost between € 680 and € 900 (S8), € 880 and € 1.110 (S8 +) and € 1.040 and € 1.220 (S8 Ultra).⭐️ Discover the new Weekly Flyer of GizChina with always different exclusive offers and coupons.