One of a trio of all-new Samsung Galaxy Tab models
, the most affordable S8 is also set to be the most popular. And with good reason. For $699.99, customers gain the latest-generation Snapdragon chip, an included S Pen stylus, and an impressive 12MP ultra-wide-angle front camera all combine to point toward the entry-level Galaxy Tab S8 becoming a huge success.
Whether it’s a genuine contender for the latest iPads from Apple and, crucially, earlier and more expensive flagship Galaxy Tabs from Samsung remains to be seen. Still, looking at the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S8’s specs and other figures in closer detail, things appear promising.
Galaxy Tab S8 Performance
The Galaxy Tab S8 runs on Android 12.0 and employs a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip from Qualcomm. In addition, the sub-$700 Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 exists on the same platform as the pricier Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and S8 Ultra. That’s especially impressive considering that the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra costs just a penny shy of $1,100.
A choice of 128GB and 256GB storage options is available, with both receiving 8GB of RAM. Buyers can also upgrade the Galaxy Tab S8’s storage to 1TB via MicroSD – something that’s still a nice selling point over Apple’s comparable iPads
Elsewhere, an 8,000mAh battery should be sufficient to power the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S8 all day long. It also gets super-fast Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, and USB-C connectivity, while 5G is optional.
Galaxy Tab S8 Display
The 11-inch Galaxy Tab S8’s display features Samsung’s latest graphics array technology and packs a 2560 x 1600 resolution. It’s a setup that stacks up to represent what the manufacturer calls one of its boldest displays ever
However, while the costlier Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and S8 Ultra also get in-display fingerprint readers, the Galaxy Tab S8 doesn’t. Instead, the cheaper model’s fingerprint reader is left off the display, which some may prefer. Instead, the same functionality is built into the tablet’s power key.
Meanwhile, all three models, including the Galaxy Tab S8, have their displays complemented by quad stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos surround sound
and three microphones.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Camera
In an increasingly video-first world, a tablet’s camera is more important than ever. Samsung clearly recognizes this, as reflected in the Galaxy Tab S8’s highly impressive camera setup.
The $699.99 tablet’s complete camera specs look as follows:
- Rear 13MP (f/2.0) auto-focus main camera
- Front 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle camera
- Rear 6MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle camera with flash
It’s the same three-camera system on the costlier Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and shares almost all of the features of the range-topping Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, too. With that, all three offer an improved video conferencing experience thanks to their ultra-wide-angle front cameras and intelligent auto-framing functionality.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Other Details
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is available to pre-order now in a choice of graphite, silver, and pink-gold finishes. For a limited time, pre-order customers will also receive a free Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Book Cover Keyboard Slim at no extra cost.
Samsung’s various book cover-style keyboards have premium, antimicrobial polyurethane leather and a glass-coated touchpad. Designed to promote smooth and responsive typing, they can also be linked to the latest Galaxy smartphones
for easy inputs across devices. Further included with all Samsung Galaxy Tab S8s is an S Pen stylus, which rounds off the package nicely.
Best Samsung Tablet Warranty
Samsung’s latest 11-inch Galaxy Tab S8 comes with a one-year limited warranty. Buyers can also pick up the Galaxy Tab S8 with one of a choice of Samsung Care+ packages for extended coverage. Protection with Samsung Care+ offers repairs in the event of cracked screens and damage caused by drops and liquid spills.
By choosing Upsie
, customers gain access to premium warranty protection that costs up to 70 percent less than warranties sold elsewhere, including Samsung Care+. In addition, customers can make unlimited claims up to the purchase price of the device, ensuring that they get the most out of every warranty.
Upsie’s policies are as affordable, comprehensive, and straightforward as possible. Upsie doesn’t hide behind fine print and instead offers customers comprehensive protection on all their devices.
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