Despite the fact that the tablet market is not what it was a decade ago, companies are still trying to get hold of a cake that reports millions of euros a year. Hence, no one can disassociate themselves from this market lightly.
And not only are the biggest brands competing, but newcomers like realme have also joined the party. In case you doubt, here is our analysis of the realme Pad, the first tablet of the Chinese company.
But today we have come to introduce you to the new family of Samsung tablets. This family is made up of the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy S8 Ultra. We start by reviewing the latest, the company’s most premium model to date.
|Features||Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra|
|Display||14.6-inch Super AMOLED | WQXGA+ resolution of 2,960 x 1,848 pixels | 120Hz | 224 dpi|
|RAM memory||8 / 12 / 16 GB|
|Storage||128 / 256 / 512 GB expandable microSD 1 TB|
|Back camera||13 Mpx main | 6 Mpx wide angle|
|Front cameras||12 Mpx main | 12 Mpx wide angle|
|Battery||11,200 mAh | 45W fast charging|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6E | 5G | Bluetooth 5.2 | GPS | USB Type C|
|Dimensions||208.6 x 326.4 x 5.5 mm|
|Pencil||S Pen next generation (2.8 ms latency)|
|Operating System||Android 12|
|Price||To be determined|
As you can see just by taking a look at the technical characteristics, the Galaxy S8 Ultra wants to be the most powerful tablet in the Android ecosystem. And not only is it an intention, but it achieves it with a lot of difference.
For starters the screen of the ultra is huge, 14.6″ with a resolution of 2,960 x 1,848 pixels. 120 Hz refresh rate and Super AMOLED technology. This level of quality and this size should to be able to serve for any professional who uses the tablet in their day to day editing and designing.
As for the processor, the big surprise is the Snapdragon 898, a SoC that has been rumored for months and that, after the launch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, was not supposed to be seen the light. Samsung will release this chip in its tablet and its power is beyond any doubt.
The pen that incorporates this model is the brand’s new one, which only has a latency of 2, 8 ms. This makes using the tablet to draw, paint or write more comfortable than ever, as there is no delay between hand tracing and digital replication.
One of the features The most striking of the Galaxy S8 Ultra is the double front camera: a main one and a wide angle. This allows automatic framing, such as a zoom in or zoom out, when we are making video calls.
Samsung also confirms that both the split screen and the operation of native Samsung applications have been improved. Samsung in this split screen mode. As for the price, this is still a mystery, although it seems that it will exceed 1,000 euros.
|Features||Galaxy Tab S8||Galaxy Tab S8+|
|Display||11-inch LCD | WQXGA resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels | 120Hz | 276 dpi||12.4-inch Super AMOLED | WQXGA+ resolution of 2,800 x 1,752 pixels | 120Hz | 266 dpi|
|RAM Memory||8 / 12 GB||8 / 12 GB|
|Storage||128 / 512 GB expandable microSD 1 TB||128 / 512 GB expandable microSD 1 TB|
|Rear camera||13 Mpx main | 6 Mpx wide||13 Mpx main | 6 Mpx wide angle|
|Front cameras||12 Mpx wide angle||12 Mpx wide angle|
|Battery||8,000 mAh | 45W fast charge||10,090 mAh | 45W fast charging|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6E | 5G | Bluetooth 5.2 | GPS | USB Type-C||WiFi 6E | 5G | Bluetooth 5.2 | GPS | USB Type C|
|Dimensions||165.3 x 253.8 x 6.3 mm||185 x 285 x 5.7 mm|
|Weight||503 grams||567 grams|
|Pen||Next generation S Pen (2.8ms latency)||Next generation S Pen (2.8ms latency) 2.8 ms)|
|Operating system||Android 12||Android 12|
|Price||Starting at $699.99||Starting at $899.99|
As for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ models, these come to cover a spectrum of the market that is looking for high-end tablets but without reaching the most professional or demanding use.
The big difference between the two is the screen, with the Galaxy S8 model being the one that mounts an 11-inch LCD panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate. While the Galaxy S8+ does go a step further in quality, mounting a Super AMOLED on a 12.4-inch panel.
As for the processor, we are talking about the same 4nm eight-core processor (to be determined), the same RAM memories (choosing between 8 or 12 GB) and the same internal storage (128 or 512 GB) . These options are the ones that raise or lower the final price of the tablet.
Same configuration of both rear and front cameras, compatibility with the new generation Samsung S Pen, with WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and stereo speakers courtesy of AKG, the company specialized in audio that He’s been with Samsung for years.
The price of the Galaxy S8+ is $899.99 with the configuration of 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. And the price of the normal Galaxy S8 is $699.99 with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal.