Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 release date, price, features and news

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 release date, price, features and news
The high-end Samsung Galaxy Tab S line is arguably the only real competition to Apple's iPad, providing the best overall Android tablet experience. With a gorgeous display, S Pen stylus support and a number of useful One UI software features, the Galaxy Tab S has dominated the flagship Android tablet market for quite some time.

And now in 2021, Samsung is preparing to launch its newest addition to the Tab S series with the Galaxy Tab S8. Here is everything we know about this upcoming flagship Android tablet right now.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 price

  • Around $650

There's no information on the price of the Galaxy Tab S8 yet, but we can speculate similar prices as its predecessor. Optimistically, Samsung may also release it for a lower price than last year's model, as that's something the company did with the 2021 Galaxy S21 series of smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 release date

  • Early August

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is expected to release in early August of 2021. This is suggested by the previous launch dates for this tablet series. Its predecessor, the Tab S7 was launched on August 5th, while the Tab S6 came out on August 1st.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 models

In mid-February, it was revealed on Samsung's website that an unexpected Galaxy Tab S8 Enterprise Edition will be released alongside the Galaxy Tab S8 and S8 Plus. All that's currently known about this model is that it will have expandable storage via microSD of up to 1TB (1000GB) and a cellular variant. It's possible that it will be larger than the S8+, although this is only speculation.

  • Galaxy Tab S8
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Enterprise Edition

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 design and software features

The design of the Galaxy Tab S8 is presumed to be virtually identical to its predecessor, the Tab S7. That means modern, curved edges, minimal bezels, glass and metal design. It's weight will likely be about half a kilogram (17.71 oz).

On the software side, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 will most certainly be running Android 11 out the box, with Samsung's One UI 3 overlay on top. The latter will bring plenty of features, most notably S Pen stylus gestures for quickly starting a note or taking a screenshot and drawing over it.

One UI also comes with Edge Panels, which allow for quick access to apps from anywhere. Edge Panel apps can be dragged and dropped on the screen to enable split-screen multitasking with the current app, or alternatively can be open in windowed mode. Edge Panel is also useful for quickly switching between apps.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 specifications

According to a tipster who shared Galaxy Tab S8 predictions in late January, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 specifications won't differ too much from its predecessor. The Tab S8 specs will likely be as follows:

  • 11-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and 120 Hz refresh rate
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor
  • 6GB or 8GB of RAM
  • 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options
  • 8000 mAh battery with up to 45W charging
  • Quad stereo speakers
  • Keyboard case connector
  • Expandable storage (microSDXC)
  • No headphone jack

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