A year and a half took Samsung to renew its high-end tablets. The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ were presented in August 2020 and it took until February 2022 to discover the next generation of the Tab S family. After numerous leaks, the Tab S8 line was born today and has materialized, as planned, in three models.

Indeed, in addition to the Galaxy Tab S8 and Galaxy Tab S8+, Samsung has launched a superior model with the surname Ultra. With that, the manufacturer now offers a more versatile range with screen sizes ranging from 11 inches for the Tab S8 to 14.6 inches for the Ultra variant. All of them, yes, have a large battery, 45W fast charging, dual rear cameras and extensive connectivity.

Galaxy Tab S8, S8+ and S8 Ultra specs

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

Screen

11 inch TFT LTPS
WQXGA resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels (276 dpi)
Refresh rate: 120Hz

12.4-inch Super AMOLED
WQXGA+ resolution: 2800 x 1752 pixels (266 ppi)
Refresh rate: 120Hz

14.6-inch Super AMOLED
WQXGA+ resolution: 2960 x 1848 pixels (240 ppi)
Refresh rate: 120Hz

Processor

Octa-core 4nm, 64-bit

Octa-core 4nm, 64-bit

Octa-core 4nm, 64-bit

RAM

8 GB / 12 GB

8 GB / 12 GB

8GB/12GB/16GB

Storage

128 GB / 256 GB + microSD up to 1 TB

128 GB / 256 GB + microSD up to 1 TB

128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB + microSD up to 1 TB

Rear camera

Main: 13MP AF
Wide angle: 6MP

Main: 13MP AF
Wide angle: 6MP

Main: 13MP AF
Wide angle: 6MP

Front camera

12MP

12MP

Main: 12MP
Wide angle: 12MP

Drums

8000mAh
45W fast charge

10,090mAh
45W fast charge

11,200mAh
45W fast charge

Operating system

android 12

android 12

android 12

connectivity

5G (optional), Wi-Fi 6E, BT 5.2, GPS, USB-C 3.2

5G (optional), Wi-Fi 6E, BT 5.2, GPS, USB-C 3.2

5G (optional), Wi-Fi 6E, BT 5.2, GPS, USB-C 3.2

Others

side fingerprint reader
Four AKG stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos sound
S-stylus

In-screen fingerprint reader
Four AKG stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos sound
S-stylus

In-screen fingerprint reader
Four AKG stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos sound
S-stylus

Dimensions and weight

165.3 x 253.8 x 6.3mm
503g (Wi-Fi); 507g (5G)

185 x 285 x 5.7mm
567g (Wi-Fi); 572g (5G)

208.6 x 326.4 x 5.5mm
726g (Wi-Fi); 728g (5G)

Price

From 749 euros

From 949 euros

From 1,049 euros

Three screen sizes, same processor

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

If we start with the screens, we see that the three tablets offer a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a WQXGA resolution, but the Tab S8 opts for an LTPS panel, while its big sisters opt for a Super AMOLED screen. The diagonal is 11 inches for the Tab S8, 12.4 inches for the Tab S8+ and 14.6 inches for the Tab S8 Ultra. The latter, in addition, with a notch.

Now let’s talk about the processor. Samsung doesn’t detail the model, but it did confirm that it’s a 64-bit octa-core chipset with 4nm architecture, specs that match Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Exynos 2200 from the South Korean firm. In any case, the most powerful of each builder.

In the Tab S8 and Tab S8+, it comes with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage; The Tab S8 Ultra goes even further and reaches 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of capacity. They all support up to a 1TB microSD card, run Android 12 out of the box, and will have four years of updates.

Dual camera and fast charging for everyone

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

The rear camera is identical on all three tablets and consists of a 13-megapixel main sensor and a 6-megapixel wide-angle sensor. Where we find differences is in the front camera: while the Tab S8 and Tab S8+ opt for a single 12-megapixel sensor housed in the frame, the Tab S8 Ultra adds a second 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor and houses the dual camera in the aforementioned notch.

What all three models share is 45W fast charging, although the battery capacity is different in each of them: 8,000 mAh in the Tab S8, 10,090 mAh in the Tab S8+ and 11,200 mAh in the Tab S8 Ultra. . If we talk about the fingerprint reader, however, we see that in the most modest model it is located on the side, while the other two integrate it under the screen.

The S Pen, Samsung DeX support and four AKG speakers with Dolby Atmos sound are present in the three new tablets from the South Korean manufacturer, which also offer extensive connectivity: 5G (optional), WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, USB-C 3.2, etc).

Galaxy Tab S8 versions and prices

The Tab S8 and Tab S8+ both come in three colors (Graphite, Pink Gold, and Silver), while the Tab S8 Ultra only comes in Graphite. They can be reserved from today, but the three Galaxy Tab S8 models will go on sale in Spain on February 25 both in the Samsung online store and in the usual distributors, operators and physical stores.

As usual, the three new Samsung tablets are sold in two variants, with or without 5G connectivity. The prices and configurations are as follows:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 (WiFi) 8 GB/128 GB: 749 euros

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 (WiFi) 8 GB/256 GB: 799 euros

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 (5G) 8 GB/128 GB: 899 euros

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 (5G) 8 GB/256 GB: 949 euros

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ (WiFi) 8GB/128GB: 949 euros

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ (WiFi) 8 GB/256 GB: 999 euros

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ (5G) 8 GB/128 GB: 1,099 euros

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ (5G) 8 GB/256 GB: 1,149 euros

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (WiFi) 8 GB/128 GB: 1,149 euros

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (WiFi) 12 GB/256 GB: 1,299 euros

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (WiFi) 16 GB/512 GB: 1,449 euros

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (5G) 8 GB/128 GB: 1,299 euros

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (5G) 12 GB/256 GB: 1,399 euros

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (5G) 16 GB/512 GB: 1,599 euros