10 highlights of Samsung’s new flagship tablets — the Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Plus and S8 Ultra

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10 highlights of Samsung’s new flagship tablets — the Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Plus and S8 Ultra
Samsung's flagship tablet series includes the Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus and Tab S8 Ultra.Samsung
  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series is official with three new models.
  • This time there’s an ‘Ultra’ model which is the most premium offering in the series.
  • Here are the highlights of the Galaxy Tab S8 series.
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Samsung at its first Galaxy Unpacked event launched the flagship Galaxy S22 series and the Galaxy Tab S8 series. The new smartphones and tablets come with major upgrades under the hood, some changes in design and new additions as well.

This time Samsung added an ‘Ultra’ model to the tablet series just like the smartphone series. So similar to the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra, we also have the Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Plus and Tab S8 Ultra. And like the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is also the most premium offering in the entire lineup.

More on this and other highlights of the Galaxy Tab S8 series are detailed below.

New ‘Ultra’ model


For the first time, Samsung’s flagship tablet series has an ‘Ultra’ model. Ever since the Galaxy Tab S7 series, Samsung has been raising the bar for its tablet series with premium features and flagship specifications. This time, it’s taken that up a notch by launching a Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. In comparison to the Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus, this one comes with a larger display, dual front cameras, bigger storage and more.

RAM and storage capacity


The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra has the highest RAM and storage capacity of 16GB and 512GB among the three models. The other two configurations include 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB for all the three tablets.

Fast charging


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All three tablets in the Galaxy Tab S8 series come with 45W fast charging support. The battery capacity is different though with an 8,000mAh on the Galaxy Tab S8, a 10,090mAh on the Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and an 11,200mAh on the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. All three tablets have a USB Type-C port for charging.

5G connectivity


The Galaxy Tab S8 series also comes with 5G support on all three models. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2. Samsung was the first company to launch a 5G tablet with the Galaxy Tab S6 and it is continuing to do so even with the latest models.

8K video recording


The new Samsung tablets come with support for 8K video recording at 60 fps, and 4K video recording at 30 fps. All three tablets feature 13-megapixel and 6-megapixel rear cameras. The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra also has dual 12-megapixel selfie cameras.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor


Under the hood of the Galaxy Tab S8 series runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. This is Qualcomm’s most powerful mobile processor yet and it offers 20 per cent more power than the Snapdragon 888 along with 30 per cent better power efficiency.

120Hz displays


The Galaxy Tab S8 has an 11-inch WQXGA display, the Tab S8 Plus has a 12.4-inch WQXGA+ display, and the Tab S8 Ultra has a 14.6-inch WQXGA+ display. The screen sizes differ but all three tablets support up to 120Hz refresh rate.

S Pen support


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The Galaxy Tab S8 series also comes with S Pen support that’s bundled with the tablets. The other accessories for the tablets include a book cover keyboard, book cover, protective standing cover, and more.

In-display fingerprint sensor


The Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and Tab S8 Ultra feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. But the Galaxy Tab S8 comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. All three tablets also have face unlock for biometric authentication.

Android 12


On the software front, the Galaxy Tab S8 series runs on One UI Tab 4 based on Android 12 out-of-the-box. One UI Tab 4 offers more customisation for widgets, icons, notifications, and more. It also comes with improved privacy and data protection.

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