Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra looks to take on the iPad Pro
When it comes to tablets, professional or regular ones, Apple’s iPad enjoys market dominance. This is primarily because of Google’s sheer lack of interest in portable devices with bigger displays and hence there are only a few quality products that you can count on your fingers.
That being said, Samsung’s Galaxy tab range has been impressive of late and has tried filling the gap in the Android universe. Since its tables are available in global markets and are spread across the price gamut, you can call the Galaxy tabs the “Leader of the pack” in the Android part of the world.
Now, after gaining a foothold in the tablet, Samsung is looking to take on the iPad Pro head on. A now-deleted tweet has have given us a fair idea of what the next Samsung tablets could look like and their approximate price has been leaked as well.
Like the flagship smartphone range that consists of three different devices, the Galaxy Tab S8 could also come in three different variants – Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is going to be the most powerful of them all.
Galaxy Tab S8 Series specifications
According to the reports, the Galaxy Tab S8 is going to be the base model that could come with an 11-inch 120Hz LCD touchscreen. It may come with a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 13-megapixel and a 5-megapixel snapper while on the front there could be an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.
It could come in a couple of variants based on storage – 8GB of RAM with 128GB or 256GB of storage. The upcoming tablet could measure 6.3mm thin and weigh 502g and other key feature could include – a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, quad speakers, 8,000 mAh battery with 45W charging and an S Pen for creative individuals.
The Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is going to be the second device in the lineup and for obvious reasons, it may come with better internal specifications. It is going to come with a 12.4-inch OLED panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate, an in-display fingerprint sensor and a massive 10,090 mAh battery pack. While it may weigh 575grams it could be slightly thinner than the vanilla variant at 5.7mm.
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is going to be the show stopper from this series and will be a truly portable powerhouse. The Tab S8 Ultra is expected to come with a 14.6" 120 Hz OLED screen, dual front-facing cameras (8 MP wide + 5 MP ultrawide), an under-display fingerprint sensor, and a massive 12,000 mAh battery.
It probably the tablet with probably the slimmest bezels ever offering a 92% screen to body ratio. It may come in multiple variants including - 8GB of RAM + 128GB of storage and 12GB of RAM + 512GB of storage.
Galaxy Tab S8 Series price (expected)
Though it's too early for a price leak, however, the tipster has also been able to share the price of all three tablets including their variants. Since the leaked prices of these tablets have been shared in South Korean Won, We’ve tried converting them to exact Indian Rupee or USD equivalent, hence the final price could be different.
The base variant i.e. the Galaxy Tab S8 is expected to be priced at Rs. 54,300 (KRW 829,000, $743) with Wi-Fi, Rs. 60,850 (KRW 929,000 or $833) with 4G. While the 5G variant could be priced at Rs. 67400 (KRW 1,029,000 or $923)
The pricing of Tab S8 could start at Rs. 75,230 (KRW 1,149,000 or $1,030) with Wi-Fi, Rs. 81,810 (KRW 1,249,000 or $1,120) with 4G, and the 5G variant could be pegged at Rs. 88,360 (KRW 1,349,000 or $1,210)
Price of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra could start at Rs. 96,220 (KRW 1,469,000 or $1,317) with Wi-Fi, Rs. 102, 780 (KRW 1,569,000 or $1,407) with 4G, and Rs. 109,320 (KRW 1,669,000 or $1,497) with 5G.