Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series Unveiled: Price, Specs, Design
While the Galaxy S22 range received more of a refresh than a ground-up redesign this year, the same cannot be said for the Galaxy Tab S8 Series. For this generation of devices, we see three models introduced at entry, middle, and premium prices for creatives at all ends of the productivity spectrum. Poised to be the best companion for today’s always-on connected world, the Galaxy Tab S8 series will be offered in S8, S8+ and S8 Ultra formats with the freedom to explore both work, play and everything in between.
Sharing its aesthetic qualities with the S22 and S22+, the Tab S8 Series will feature the same Armor Aluminium body and frame that’s 30% more scratch-resistant and 40% less prone to bending than Galaxy Tab S7. We particularly love the ultra-thin bezels, measuring in at barely 6.3mm, they increase overall screen size by maximising the screen-to-body ratio for the most immersive experience possible. Colours on offer include;
- Graphite (Only option for Tab S8 Ultra)
- Pink Gold
A professional design is complemented by a 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display with the sought-after 120Hz refresh rate.
Multi-tasking capabilities are the basis of a productive device and Samsung understands as much. The S8 Series is set to offer Multi-active Windows, enhanced Samsung DeX (that turns your tablet into a computer when connected to a monitor), and easy file sharing with Quick Share that’s twice as powerful as before. All these upgrades are powered by the latest 4nm processor shared with the flagship S22 smartphone range.
The famous S-Pen will be included in the box and now tucks away into a stylish and innovative case design.
Creatives will look to further explore the outer limits of the S8 Tab range with the Ultra model that introduces 16 GB of RAM to the equation and up to 512 GB of storage. All three models offer expandable storage by up to 1 TB with a microSD card slot. All models in the series will feature Wi-Fi 6E for speed, and 5G capabilities when working remotely.
Sharing the same ethos as the Galaxy S22 phone range, the Tab S8 lineup offers fast 45w charging across the board to match all-day battery life. This pairs with the smartphone range by acting as a pseudo powerband – simply connect your phone with a USB-C cable, and the tablet’s fast-charging battery doubles a portable charger.
Cameras and Audio
While tablets aren’t known for their groundbreaking camera setups, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is set to change the narrative with dual 12MP front cameras that offer 4K video-conferencing. The auto framing capabilities offered will zoom the camera in and out to fit new faces in as they join the meeting. Three microphones positioned around the device will record accurate audio, reducing background noise in the process thanks to noise reduction technology.
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To match the three microphone setup, quad speakers with Dolby Atmos are found on all three Galaxy Tab S8 models to ensure that everything sounds clear and lifelike.
When Is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series Releasing in Australia?
The Galaxy Tab S8 series will be available for pre-order now and will officially hit shelves on March 4 in Australia. Those who pre-order the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will receive the new Book Cover Keyboard, and those who order the Tab S8+ or Tab S8 will receive a Book Cover Keyboard Slim.
How Much Does the Galaxy Tab S8 Series Cost?
The pricing for the Galaxy Tab S8 Series starts at $1099 and increases as follows;
- Galaxy Tab S8: $1099 AUD
- Galaxy Tab S8: $1249 AUD
- Galaxy Tab S8 5G: $1299 AUD
- Galaxy Tab S8 5G: $1449 AUD
- Galaxy Tab S8+ 128GB: $1499 AUD
- Galaxy Tab S8+ 256GB: $1649 AUD
- Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G 128GB: $1699 AUD
- Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G 256GB: $1849 AUD
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 128GB: $1799 AUD
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 256GB: $1999 AUD
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G 128GB: $1999 AUD
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G 256GB: $2199 AUD
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