Samsung is expected to launch the 2021 sequels to its last year’s flagship Android tablets – the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ – later this year. And while we are still likely months away from their introduction, the first round of rumors about the Galaxy Tab S8 series has already surfaced on the internet.
According to the information shared by a YouTube channel The Galox, the Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8+ will arrive with minor but notable upgrades over their predecessors. To start with, the new flagship tablets will equip the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processors. They will reportedly be available in 8GB and 12GB RAM variants, featuring 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of onboard storage.
The Galaxy tab S8 and tab S8+ will be identical to the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ respectively in terms of size though. They will feature the exact same display configuration as last year’s models. The vanilla Tab S8 will feature an 11-inch LCD panel while the Tab S8+ will get a 12.4-inch AMOLED panel. Both the tablets will offer a 120Hz display refresh rate.
The report suggests that the upcoming Galaxy tablets will equip similar fingerprint scanners as well. So the Tab S8 will likely get a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor, whereas the Plus model will boast an under-display optical fingerprint sensor.
Moreover, the Galaxy tab S8 and Tab S8+ will also pack the same batteries as last year’s models. So we are looking at 8,000mAh and 10,090mAh batteries inside the two tablets respectively. Samsung, however, has reportedly downgraded the charging speed to 25W with the new models. Last year’s Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ both support 45W fast wired charging.
Early Galaxy Tab S8, S8+ rumors hint at minor upgrades
Samsung has yet to officially acknowledge that it would introduce new flagship Android tablets this year. But there’s no reason why the company wouldn’t. Perhaps we are still too far away for it to say anything in that regard just yet.
Nevertheless, the first round of rumors about the Galaxy Tab S8 suggests Samsung is focusing on performance improvements while keeping things simple. A newer processor, more RAM, and newer software means the upcoming Galaxy tablets will offer significantly superior performance over their predecessors.
That said, this information comes from a relatively unknown source. There’s every possibility that it’s a calculated guess rather than a piece of leaked information. So we advise you to take this information with some caution. We should start hearing more about the Galaxy Tab S8 series in the coming months.