We’ve already learned a fair bit about Samsung’s trio of Galaxy Tab S8 tablets. A new leak is now offering us our first glimpse at Samsung’s latest flagship tablet series. While these live images don’t tell us a whole lot, it confirms some factors detailed by unofficial renders.
The images come courtesy of regulatory filings, a process that manufacturers have to undergo before a device launch. It’s not uncommon for such filings to contain photos of the devices, which is how these images were accessed, as per SamMobile.
It’s hard to tell if the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will have a front camera notch based on the leak here unless you look closely enough. Multiple reports have said that this would be a core feature of the flagship tablet, while the standard Galaxy Tab S8 and the Tab S8+ would settle for conventional single front cameras.
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will compete primarily against the Apple iPad Pro
There’s no word from Samsung about the official launch date for the new tablet series. But based on the company’s regulatory filings, it’s safe to assume that the launch is only a few weeks away. Reports claim some significant changes are coming to the company’s flagship tablets after skipping a year.
The Galaxy Tab S7 broke cover in 2020, so it’s been a relatively long wait for the successor. With Apple’s iPad Pro currently dominating the flagship tablet market, Samsung will have its work cut out with the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. This is also the first time the Korean manufacturer would launch an ‘Ultra’ variant of the Galaxy Tab series.
Based on what we know so far, the entry-level Galaxy Tab S8 will feature an 11-inch screen whereas the Tab S8+ will receive a larger 12-inch display. Meanwhile, the flagship Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra would sport a massive 14.6-inch OLED screen.
All three tablets will utilize Samsung’s BRS or Border Reduction Structure technology to ensure the bezels don’t eat into display real estate. All variants will run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, regardless of the region.
Renders have shown that S Pen will be a big part of the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup. However, it’s unclear if the company will bundle the accessory with all variants. Users should also have the option to choose between cellular (5G) and Wi-Fi-only versions of the tablet. Android 12 with One UI 4 (or 4.1) will likely be the default operating system at launch.