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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series: info, specifications, pricing, release date, and more

By Aryan Suren February 9, 2022, 10:45 am
top down view of Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series Source: Pocketnow

At Samsung Unpacked 2022(https://pocketnow.com/watch-galaxy-s22-launch-event), nearly two years after the launch of the Galaxy Tab S7 Series, we finally have the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup. And this year, instead of two models, we have three, as Samsung introduces a new larger device monikered the Tab S8 Ultra. So if you’ve been planning on buying an Android tablet that offers the best possible user experience, this is it, and here is everything you need to know about the new devices.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 in Pink Gold

Galaxy Tab S8

11" Screen

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 in Silver

Galaxy Tab S8 Plus

12.4" Screen

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

14.6" Screen

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Pricing, Availability, and Colors

The entire Galaxy Tab S8 Series will be available for pre-order from 9th February, although information on in-store availability and deliveries is currently unavailable. Now, the lineup consists of the Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus, and Tab S8 Ultra, and the smallest of the three starts at $699.99, the S8 Plus will cost $899.99, while the Ultra will set you back $1099.99.

As for colors, the Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus are available in three options, Graphite, Silver, and Pink Gold, while the Tab S8 Ultra will have one option, Graphite.

The table below summarizes every available configuration for the tablets.

TabletRAM & StoragePrice
Galaxy Tab S88GB + 128GB
8GB + 256GB
$699.99
TBA
Galaxy Tab S8 Plus8GB + 128GB
8GB + 256GB
$899.99
TBA
Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra8GB + 128GB
12GB + 256GB
16GB + 512GB
$1099.99
TBA
TBA

Hardware

All models in Galaxy Tab S8 Series front view Source: Pocketnow

Getting to the detailed specifications on each of these tablets, in descending order, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra features a 14.6-inch Super AMOLED Display with a resolution of 2960x1848, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The Tab S8 Plus uses similar 120Hz panel technology but instead sizes in at 12.4-inches and has a resolution of 2800x1752, and the smallest Tab S8 features an 11-inch FHD (2560x1600)120Hz LED display. Paired with these displays is a four-speaker setup by AKG with Dolby Atmos support across the entire lineup.

On the metal back of each of these devices is a stylized glossy strip that has a camera bump which houses a 13MP auto-focus enabled main sensor and 6MP Ultrawide camera. And like in the Tab S7 Series, it also serves as a connection point for the S-Pen — which is included in the box and isn’t an accessory that is sold separately.

As for the cameras on the front, Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus feature a single 12MP Ultrawide, whereas the Tab S8 Ultra features a fixed focus 12MP lens and a 12MP Ultrawide. This dual-camera setup will seemingly aid in its auto-framing feature and also allow users to use built-in backgrounds aimed at increasing privacy.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 all models Source: Samsung

Handling the processing on each of these tablets will be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, paired with a minimum of 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage on each model. Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus buyers can upgrade to 256GB of internal storage, while those interested in Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra can up their RAM to 12GB or 16GB, with internal storage being bumped up to 256GB or 512GB, respectively. But a positive to keep in mind is that each of these devices does support storage expansion via microSD (up to 1TB).

And to power, every hardware component Samsung has packed a 11200 mAh cell in Tab S8 Ultra, 10090 mAh cell in Tab S8 Plus, and an 8000 mAh cell in Tab S8, each of these is also capable of 45W fast charging.

And lastly, the tablets will also feature 5G connectivity and support for the latest WiFi and Bluetooth standards — WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.


Technical Specifications: Galaxy Tab S8 Series

CategoryGalaxy Tab S8Galaxy Tab S8 PlusGalaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Dimensions253.8 x 165.4 x 6.3 mm
499 g
284.9 x 184.9 x 5.6 mm
576 g
326.4 x 208.5 x 5.6 mm
726 g
BuildMetal UnibodyMetal UnibodyMetal Unibody
Display11” FHD+ LCD
2560 x 1600
120Hz refresh rate
S Pen support
12.4” Super AMOLED
2800 x 1752
120Hz refresh rate
S Pen support
14.6” Super AMOLED
2960 x 1848
120Hz refresh rate
S Pen support
ProcessorSnapdragon 8 Gen. 1Snapdragon 8 Gen. 1Snapdragon 8 Gen. 1
Rear Camera13 MP Wide
6 MP Ultra-Wide
13 MP Wide
6 MP Ultra-Wide
13 MP Wide
6 MP Ultra-Wide
Front Camera12 MP Ultra-Wide12 MP Ultra-Wide12 MP Ultra-Wide
12 MP Fixed Focus
Battery8,000 mAh10,090 mAh11,200 mAh
Charging45W Wired Charging45W Wired Charging45W Wired Charging
Memory8GB8GB8GB, 12GB, or 16GB
Storage128GB or 256GB128GB or 256GB128GB, 256GB, or 512GB
Expandable MemoryYes, upto 1TBYes, upto 1TBYes, upto 1TB
Network & ConnectivityWiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
Operating SystemOne UI 4.1 based on Android 12One UI 4.1 based on Android 12One UI 4.1 based on Android 12
SecurityFingerprint Sensor embedded in Power ButtonIn-display Fingerprint ScannerIn-display Fingerprint Scanner
PortsUSB C 3.2USB C 3.2USB C 3.2

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