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Unpacked, Spring 2022 // Image Samsung.

Samsung took to its virtual stage on February 9th to show off its latest flagship devices, including the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series. The hour-long event shows off three new handsets and a tablet series, all built on recycled ocean-bound plastics that fit into the Samsung ecosystem.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series // Overview

Samsung announced its new Tab S8 series, with an explicit and serious crack at toppling Apple from the top of the tablet market. The lineup includes a new third model, an Ultra, along with the standard Tab S8 and Tab S8+.

All three models have been design to bolster the Samsung ecosystem of devices and further improve the handoff between them for file sharing and familiar user experiences.

Big, Bigger, Biggest

I struggled to digest the display sizes when Samsung announced them, with the new Ultra model boasting a huge 14.6″ WQXGA+ Super AMOLED screen. Even the Tab S8+ is sizable with the same at 12.4″.

Luckily the standard Tab S8 is a more reasonable 11″, the perfect tablet size I feel, however Samsung has given it a WQXGA LTPS TFT panel and not the Super AMOLED one used on the larger models.

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Galaxy Tab S8 Series // Image Samsung.

To protect the huge Ultra display, Samsung says it has used an Armor Aluminum frame that is 40% stronger than the Tab S7 that will reduce the bend and flex on the screens.

Business on the Move

The rise in remote working, following on from the pandemic, has been great for travel tech as R&D teams focus on the likes of tablets and the software, instead of desk bound hardware.

All three models come with a 12MP front facing camera for improved video conferencing capabilities and the Ultra has an additional 12MP Ultra-wide lens to bring 4K to your next Zoom call.

With LumaFusion’s premier editing tool coming soon to Galaxy, you will soon be able to use your Galaxy Tab S8 and S Pen to make precise edits to 4K videos.

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Keeping any of the Tab S8 models charged will be easier with 45W Super Fast charging technology.

Smart Power

Even on the Ultra with its 11,000mAh battery, Samsung claims 80 minutes is all that’s needed for a 100% full charge. The intelligent All-day battery performance will be useful, however, this depends heavily on how you use the tablet!

A great feature is the ability to connect your smartphone to and of the Tab S8s and use them as a power bank.

One less gadget needed for travel!

S Pen is supported and included with all models along with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + 5G variants and optional microSD card slots to increase storage up to 1TB.

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Tab S8 Ultra in Graphite // Image Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series // Specifications

Tab S8Tab S8+Tab S8 Ultra
Dimensions165 x 254 x 6.3mm185 x 285 x 5.7mm209 x 326 x 5.5mm
WeightWi-Fi – 503g
Wi-Fi + 5G – 507G
Wi-Fi – 567g
Wi-Fi + 5G – 572G
Wi-Fi – 726g
Wi-Fi + 5G – 728G
Colour OptionsGraphite
Pink Gold
Silver
Graphite
Pink Gold
Silver
Graphite
Display11″ 2560×1600
WQXGA LTPS TFT
up to 120Hz
12.4″ 2800×1752
WQXGA+ Super AMOLED
up to 120Hz
14.6″ 2960×1848
WQXGA+ Super AMOLED
up to 120Hz
Rear Camera13MP Autofocus
Dual 6MP Ultra-wide
13MP Autofocus
Dual 6MP Ultra-wide
13MP Autofocus
6MP Ultra-wide
Front Camera12MP Ultra-wide12MP Ultra-wide12MP Wide
12MP Ultra-wide
Storage128GB
256GB

microSD (up to 1TB)
128GB
256GB

microSD (up to 1TB)
128GB
256GB

512GB
microSD (up to 1TB)
SecurityFingerprint Side Key
Samsung Knox
Fingerprint on Display
Samsung Knox
Fingerprint on Display
Samsung Knox
Processor4 nm 64-bit Octa-core4 nm 64-bit Octa-core4 nm 64-bit Octa-core
Microphones333
Speakers444
S PenYesYesYes
Battery8,000mAh10,090mAh11,200mAh
Charging45W Super Fast Charging
USB-C
45W Super Fast Charging
USB-C
45W Super Fast Charging
USB-C
Operating SystemAndroid 12Android 12Android 12
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series // Pricing

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series starts at $699/£649 for the base S8 128GB version and goes up to $1,599/£1,399 for the 512GB Wi-Fi + 5G model.

Samsung is offering some incredible pre-order deals on the Galaxy Tab S8 Series.

For US customers, a $50 Google Play credit can be earned on qualifying purchases. And, if you have a device to trade-in, you can claim up to $450 off the price.

In the UK, pre-order the standard S8 and you’ll receive a 12 month Disney+ subscription. If you order either the S8+ or Ultra, Samsung will include a free pair of Galaxy Buds Pro (usually £219) and the 12-month Disney+ subscription (currently £79).

Shipping begins in March.

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