While Apple’s latest iPad Pro may be crowned the best tablet of 2021, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab S8 series may be discontinued later this year, with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 series being a contender. It’s the company’s first ever iPad Pro, and if the latest rumors about the Tab S8 series turn out to be true, Samsung is making a number of improvements to keep up with Apple.
First of all, we have to note that these rumors are rather tentative. We learned about this leak thanks to tipster @FrontTron for keeping an eye on the leaks coming out of Korea. The tipper saw a series of posts by users on Naver, South Korea’s largest online platform. Samsung allegedly sent surveys to users asking for their opinions on its upcoming tablet product. company It̵7;s not uncommon for companies to vet users through online surveys and disclose product data in the process – Google discloses the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 prices this way – but we should note that the survey data may not necessarily reflect. real product in pipe
with such a caveat What does this survey seem to reveal about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 tablet? shockingly many
First, it looks like there are 3 models listed: Regular, Plus, and “Ultra”. The regular version of the tablet will have an 11-inch LPTS TFT display with a 120Hz refresh rate, while the Plus will have There’s a 12.4-inch OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and then there’s an “Ultra” version, which looks like a 14.6-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Samsung is no stranger to making larger tablets. Since the Galaxy View and Galaxy View 2 have screen sizes of 18-inches and 17-inches, respectively, most tablets intended for mobile use tend to be up to 13-inches. It’s got an impressive 92% screen-to-body ratio, which might make the Galaxy Tab S8 “Ultra”‘s big screen look just right.
The tablets in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series aren’t just big. But it’s also thin and light if leaks are to be believed. The regular model is 6.3mm thin and weighs only 502g, the Plus model is 5.7mm thin and weighs 575g, and the Ultra model may be just 5.5mm thick and 650g. of the Ultra model will allow Samsung to distribute components The Ultra model is apparently going to have a ridiculously 12,000mAh battery – the same capacity as the 17.3″ Galaxy View 2 – while the plus and regular models will have 10,090mAh and 8,000mAh batteries accordingly. All three tablets support 45W fast charging (presumably support USB-PD PPS).
As for performance, Samsung is rumored to be launching the Galaxy Tab S8 series with Snapdragon 888 chipset. It looks like the base model and the Plus model will come in two configurations. Each model has 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage, while the Tab S8 Ultra may be available in an additional 12GB RAM and 512GB storage variant. Obviously this year there won’t be a base model with 6GB of RAM, which is fine as I’ve heard that Samsung’s base Galaxy Tab S7 has some issues with memory management.
The camera isn’t the tablet’s main selling point. But it looks like the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will feature a 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera on the front, in addition to the 8MP sensor that will appear on all three models. It seems that this ultra wide-angle sensor is included. to make it more visible to users during video calls. On the back, all three tablets have a 13+5MP dual camera setup and an LED flash.
Next, Samsung will install all three tablets in the four-speaker Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 lineup. (Probably customized by AKG) The company will place a fingerprint scanner under the display. Although it is unclear whether it is an optical or ultrasonic module.
In terms of accessories, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series is rumored to come with the S-Pen as standard. Samsung may launch a new premium keyboard accessory with 165° angle adjustment, which ranges in price from 198,000 won (~$177 USD) to 320,000 won (~$287). It is unclear whether the base and Plus models in the Galaxy series will be available. Will Tab S8 be compatible with older keyboards? but at least A new keyboard is also needed for the larger Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, as Samsung has never released a product. that size before
It depends on when these tablets were released. They can run Android 12 out of the box, but it’s more likely to launch with Android 11-based One UI 3.5. We still don’t know much about Samsung’s Android 12 plans, but leaks. Shows some of the DeX mode features on the device, including laptop mode, tablet mode, drawing mode, and viewing mode.
As for the price, it can range from 829,000 won (~$744) to 1,669,000 won (~$1498) for the base Galaxy Tab S8 to the most premium Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. Each tablet will have Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, or 5G connectivity, although it’s unclear whether LTE/5G differences will exist outside of Korea. We don’t yet know the exact price or availability. But we’re sure to learn more before Samsung’s next big Unpacked event later this year.
Featured Image: Mysterious Black Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 with Keyboard Cover