Samsung has also launched its new lineup of tablets, the Galaxy Tab S8 Series, at yesterday’s Unpacked event. The lineup includes three new flagship tablets. Here, we will walk through the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Plus, and S8 Ultra in Nepal.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series Overview:
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the biggest of the bunch. Tablets have grown in popularity since the pandemic, as they have become a go-to gadget for work, school, gaming, and multimedia consumption. Considering this, Samsung is giving users the choice to have a full-fledged productivity machine with the new Tab S8 Ultra.
Design and Display
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra packs a massive 14.6-inch Super AMOLED screen with WQXGA+ (2960×1848 pixels) resolution. It’s a 120Hz panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio. To compare, the largest iPad Pro at the moment measures 12.9-inches. This tablet also boasts Samsung’s slimmest bezel ever at just 6.3mm. It is available in a sole Graphite color.
Moreover, it has a metal unibody design with an armor aluminum frame. As per Samsung, the frames are 30% more scratch-resistant and 40% less prone to bending than that of Tab S7. It also has a notch upfront that accommodates its dual front-facing camera. Samsung also provides an S Pen inside the box with a latency of just 2.8ms.
The company has also unveiled a Book Cover Keyboard that transforms the tablet into a productivity machine. It’s made of “premium antimicrobial polyurethane” and connects to the tablet via magnetic pins, offering a full-size keyboard and glass touchpad.
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Performance and Camera
Powering the Samsung Tab S8 Ultra is the flagship Snapdragon 8 gen 1 processor. In terms of memory, it’s available with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. You can further expand the storage up to 1TB using a microSD card. On the software front, it boots on Android 12.
Moving on, it has a dual 12MP wide and ultrawide shooter at the front that supports [email protected] fps video recording. It’s equipped with Samsung’s auto-framing technology that works similar to Apple’s center-stage. That means, it locks the focus to the subject and keeps it at the center during video calls even when the subject is moving around. At the back, it has a 13MP primary and a 6MP ultrawide lens.
Rest of the specs
Fueling the handset is a massive 11,200mAh battery that supports 45W fast charging. It can fully charge the device in just 90 minutes, and you can even use it as a power bank for select Galaxy smartphones.
Moreover, the Tab S8 series is the first in the Galaxy Tab lineup to include WiFi 6E connectivity. You also get Bluetooth 5.2 support. There is also a cellular variant up for grabs. Likewise, it has an AKG tuned quad-speaker array with Dolby Atmos that offers clear audio. For biometrics, it has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Specifications:
- Dimension: 208.6 x 326.4 x 5.5mm
- Weight: 726g (Wi-Fi) / 728g (5G)
- Display: 14.6-inch Super AMOLED, 240PPI, up to 120Hz
- Resolution: WQXGA+ (2960 x 1848 pixels)
- Rear Camera: Dual (13MP primary+ 6MP ultra-wide)
- Front Camera: Dual (12MP primary + 12MP ultrawide)
- Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)
- RAM: 8/12/16GB RAM, 128/256/512GB storage (expandable up to 1TB)
- Audio: AKG tuned dual-speaker, Dolby Atmos
- OS: Android 12
- Security: Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
- Battery: 11,200mAh with 45W fast charging
- Connectivity: WiFi 6e, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G, LTE
- Color: Graphite
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Price in Nepal and Availability
The official price of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra’s WiFi variant is GBP 999 for the 8/128GB variant, whereas the 12/256GB model costs GBP 1,099. We expect the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra to start at NPR 170,000 when it launches in Nepal.
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra||Price in the UK||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|8+128GB, WiFi||GBP 999||NPR 170,000|
|8+128GB, Cellular||GBP 1,149||NPR 195,000|
|12+256GB, WiFi||GBP 1,099||NPR 185,000|
|12+256GB, Cellular||GBP 1,249||NPR 210,000|
|16+512GB, WiFi||GBP 1,249||NPR 210,000|
|16+512GB, Cellular||GBP 1,399||NPR 220,000|
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Plus:
The Tab S8 and S8 Plus share most of the same specs from their elder sibling. They run on Android 12 and are powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU. Similarly, they boast a dual-camera array on the rear with a 13MP primary lens and a 6MP ultrawide sensor.
The front is outfitted with two 12MP main and ultrawide cameras that also support the aforementioned Samsung auto-framing technology. However, there’s no notch on the Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus.
Furthermore, they feature a metal unibody design. In terms of display, the Tab S8+ has a 12.4-inch WQXGA+ panel, while the vanilla Tab S8 settles for an 11-inch WQXGA resolution. These are sAMOLED panels that refresh at 120Hz.
Over on the memory front, they come with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. Like S8 Ultra, they also enjoy AKG-tuned quad-speakers with Dolby Atmos. Moreover, the battery specs include 10,090mAh for Tab S8+, whereas the Tab S8 has an 8,000mAh battery, and both the tablets support 45W fast charging.
For biometrics, the S8+ has an in-display fingerprint scanner while the S8 has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Tab S8 and S8 Plus also offer support for Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E. Likewise, they come with S-pen bundled in the box.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, S8+ Specifications:
- S8: 165.3 x 253.8 x 6.3mm
- S8+: 185.0 x 285.0 x 5.7mm
- S8: 11-inch sAMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate
- S8+: 12.4-inch sAMOLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate
- S8: WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels)
- S8+: WQXGA+ (2800 x 1752 pixels)
- Rear Camera: Dual
– 13MP, f/2.2 Primary,
– 6MP f/2.0 Ultra-wide
- Front Camera: Dual
– 12MP Primary
– 12MP Ultrawide
- Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 128/256GB (expandable up to 1TB via microSD)
- Audio: AKG Tuned Quad-speaker, Dolby Atmos
- OS: Android 12
- S8: In-display fingerprint scanner
- S8+: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 8000 mAh / 10,090mAh, 45W fast charging
- Color Options: Graphite, Silver, Pink Gold
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Plus Price in Nepal and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and S8 Plus have a starting price of GBP 649, and GBP 849, respectively for the base 8/128GB, WiFi variant in the UK. We expect the price of Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and S8 Plus to start at NPR 110,000 and NPR 145,000 when they launch in Nepal.
|Devices||Configurations||Price in the UK||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S8||8/128GB, WiFi||GBP 649||NPR 110,000|
|8/128GB, Cellular||GBP 799||NPR 135,000|
|8/256GB, WiFi||GBP 699||NPR 120,000|
|8/256GB, Cellular||GBP 849||NPR 145,000|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus||8/128GB, WiFi||GBP 849||NPR 145,000|
|8/128GB, Cellular||GBP 999||NPR 170,000|
|8/256GB, WiFi||GBP 899||NPR 150,000|
|8/256GB, Cellular||GBP 1049||NPR 175,000|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE.