Yesterday, Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S7 FE through a press release. And today it seems to have launched the successor of the S7 through a survey in Korea
The survey, found by SamMobile, lists three different high-end tablets codenamed Basquait 1 to 3, although the included simplified diagram doesn’t suggest that these tablets will be. Samsung’s upcoming foldable tablet But it promises that you want enviable specs. Expect from the Galaxy Tab S line.
The biggest highlight? A giant 14.6-inch slate that could be the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, which will be much bigger than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in 2021.
Basquait 1 is probably the entry-level Samsung Galaxy Tab S8. It’s going to be a 6.3mm thick tablet with an 11-inch 120Hz TFT screen with an 8,000mAh battery and 45W charging. You might notice that these are the same specs as the Galaxy Tab S7. Currently, however, the leak highlights 8GB of RAM (up from 6 or 8GB on the latest models) and processor. “Fastest Next Generation” which should increase performance.
Basquait 2 feels equally familiar. That means it’s almost certainly the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus. It’s a 12.4-inch, 5.7mm thick OLED device with a 120Hz screen and a 10,090mAh battery, again the same as the current Tab S7 Plus right up to the in-screen fingerprint scanner. It will receive an upgraded processor and 8GB of RAM as well.
What’s interesting with the Basquait 3, which is rumored to be the new Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, the 5.5mm thick device will pack a 14.6-inch 120Hz OLED display and a massive 12,000mAh battery. that it can be held in the hand It weighs in at 650g (compared to 502g and 575g for the smaller model) and adds a second camera on the front with a 5MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, along with an 8MP lens that is available on all models.
It also comes with more internal storage options. While the S8 and S8 Plus are said to have 128GB or 256GB, the Ultra model will come with either 128GB or 512GB of internal storage. Choosing the latter option gets the RAM. Increased to 12GB, but the processor remains the same as the other models.
The S Pen will come with all three tablets. This will be available in Wi-Fi, LTE and 5G configurations. A new keyboard accessory will be available for that device. But usually it’s an optional accessory. The leaks highlight expected prices in Korean Won, which convert to around $740 for the Tab S8, $1,120 for the Tab S8 Plus, and $1,320 for the Tab S8 Ultra, though adding storage and adding phone support. The mobile will increase the price as you would expect. We expect the price to be lower than the conversion above.
The release date was not specified. And we don’t necessarily expect these tablets to appear anytime soon, as the latest model was released last winter and the FE version only appeared yesterday. It looks like Samsung is moving forward with the Tab. The premium tablet, though, remains in the shadow of the iPad and iPad Pro in terms of adoption rates.