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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 release date: New tablets and Galaxy S22 series could be announced at the same event
Samsung might announce its new lineup of flagship tablets earlier than the usual schedule. A new report speculates that the Galaxy Tab S8 series could be announced at the same Unpacked event where the Galaxy S22 phones are expected to be unveiled.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 possible launch date
In previous years, Samsung usually unveiled new Galaxy S tablets in the summer, specifically in August. However, the South Korean tech giant did not unveil a full-fledged successor to the Galaxy Tab S7 series last year. It would not be surprising if the company were to unveil the awaited Galaxy Tab S8 series a little earlier than anticipated.
It was recently reported that Samsung’s next Galaxy Unpacked event, where the Galaxy S22 series would be announced, is likely taking place on Tuesday, Feb. 8. But WinFuture suggests Samsung might also use the pre-Mobile World Congress event to present the three-device lineup of Galaxy Tab S8. And considering how much information about the Galaxy Tab S8 series has already leaked, a launch happening sooner seems plausible.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra specs allegedly leaked
The same report has also provided the full technical specs sheet for the entire Galaxy Tab S8 series, including the rumored all-new Ultra model. Similar to the Galaxy S phones, screen size is one of the distinct characteristics among the three upcoming tablets. The regular Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra reportedly have 11-inch (2560 x 1600 pixels), 12.7-inch (2800 x 1752 pixels), and 14.6-inch (2960 x 1848 pixels) displays, respectively.
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra would be even more distinguishable because of its rumored notch, which also appears in the alleged official renders included in the report. It is the only model in the series with a dual 12MP selfie camera setup, while the other two tablets only have one. But the three variants reportedly have the same rear-facing camera array composed of a 13MP main camera and 6MP ultra-wide sensor.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is expected to be the standard SoC for all three tablets. They are also anticipated to be running on Android 12 and One UI 4 at launch. The Galaxy Tab S8 battery capacity is reportedly 8000mAh, 10090mAh for Galaxy Tab S8+, and 11200mAh for Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. All models would be available with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. But only the Ultra is expected to have a 16GB RAM + 512GB storage configuration.