Samsung has officially introduced the Galaxy Tab S8 series at its Unpacked 2022 event. The series includes three devices - the Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8+, and the Tab S8 Ultra.
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the most expensive and feature-packed device in the lineup, similar to what Samsung has been doing with its phones. It includes a 14.6-inch super AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and 240 pixels per inch. It has got up to 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage and is powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon Gen 1 chip, the same on the new Galaxy S22 lineup.
There are dual 12MP cameras at the front which are housed inside a notch and dual cameras at the rear as well. The Tab S8 Ultra also features three mics with support for noise cancellation and quad speakers that are sound tuned by AKG.
The Galaxy Tab S8 comes with an 11-inch display while the Tab S8+ has got a 12.4-inch one. Both the tablets have an LTPS display (which is basically Samsung's version of IPS) running at 120Hz refresh rates. The devices include quad speakers sound tuned by AKG as well, and have up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage which are expandable up to 1TB with a microSD card.
All three tablets come with a glass-fronted and metal-backed design with strong and robust frames made from Samsung's Armor Aluminum. The Ultra is the thinnest of the three at a thickness of just 5.5mm, about 0.4mm thinner than the iPad Pro. The thin design unfortunately means Samsung has skipped the 3.5mm headphone jack across the lineup.
The Tab S8 series supports 45W charging with the Tab S8 coming with an 8,000mAh battery, Tab S8+ with a 10,090mAh one, and the Tab S8 Ultra with an 11,200mAh battery. Each of the devices ships with an S pen while accessory support includes the Book Cover Keyboard and Protecting Standing Cover.
The tablets start at a retail price of $699.99 for the Tab S8, $899.99 for the Tab S8+ while the Tab S8 Ultra will start at $1,099.99. Color options for the Tab S8 and the Tab S8+ include Graphite, Pink Gold, and Silver. The Tab S8 Ultra comes with just a single Graphite color option.
You can pre-order the devices starting today, February 9. In the US, you can get a free Galaxy Buds Live when you pre-order the Tab S8 and S8+. The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will come with a free keyboard cover and a portable 500GB SSD upon pre-orders as well.