Already very high-end, the next Samsung Galaxy Tab S could afford a new premium iteration, equipped with a notch and an enlarged diagonal.
A few months after the release of the excellent Galaxy Tab S7+, Samsung could think even bigger for its next generation of tablets. According to a persistent rumor reported by the site WinFuture, the Korean giant would indeed have chosen to add to the Galaxy Tab S8 range, a Plus version, but also a new Ultra version. A way for the firm to align its line-up with that of its high-end smartphones, while adding a new entry to its catalog.
14.6 inches, and a notch
According to WinFuture, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra could thus sport a 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display, as well as a resolution of 2960 x 1848 pixels and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. A format revised upwards compared to previous generations, since the S7 + model did not exceed 12.4 inches. Samsung could therefore choose to keep its original format on the next Tab, while adding to its range a more imposing version, undoubtedly intended to compete with the iPad Pro.
At the front, users will also be able to find a 12 Mpx dual camera, discreetly housed in a notch. What allow a refined border compared to previous models. Under the hood, the terminal will also carry a powerful 11,200mAh battery, and several configurations of up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
The rest of the range in detail
Those who prefer to opt for the S8+ version will not be left wanting. always according to WinFuture, the Tab S8 + will also offer a Super AMOLED screen, this time in the format 12.7 inches and 2800 x 1752px. This model, now intermediate to the Tab S range, will be delivered without a notch, with a 10090 mAh battery. Finally, the Galaxy Tab S8 “basic” should carry a 11-inch LTPS display and 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, a notchless design as well as an 8000 mAh battery. Already promising, the two models will offer different storage options, ranging up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Also remember that like in previous years, the range should also expand a few months after its release, with a more affordable iteration, the Tab S8 FE.
On the processor side, Samsung’s new tablets could come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and an Adreno 730 GPU. At the rear, the Tab 8 will feature a dual 13MP camera, coupled with a 6MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The entire range should also benefit from S-Pen compatibility, an under-screen fingerprint scanner, four Dolby Atmos speakers, as well as optional 5G.
Price and availability
On the price side, no official information is yet available, but we can expect a price positioning in line with the Tab S7, from 700€ for the basic version, and up to more than 1200€ for the top-of-the-range versions. The official presentation of the tablets will take place in a few weeks, probably the February 8 next, on the occasion of Samsung’s next Unpacked, which should also be the moment chosen by the brand to formalize the highly anticipated Galaxy S22.