Samsung is expanding its flagship Android tablet line with a new model sporting a laptop-sized display, support for up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, and dual front-facing cameras designed for keeping you in the frame while on video calls.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra features a 14.6 inch, 2960 x 1848 pixel 120 Hz AMOLED display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. It’s available for pre-order today and it will be available in select markets including the US, Europe, and Korea starting February 25, 2022.

Weighing 726 grams (about 1.6 pounds), the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is a bit heavy by modern tablet standards. But it’s still lighter than most laptops (and about the same weight as the first-generation iPad, which had a 9.7 inch display).

Samsung’s new top-of-the-line tablet has an aluminum body and slim bezels around all sides of the display… which unfortunately means there wasn’t quite enough space to hide the front cameras in a bezel, so there’s a small camera notch.

The front camera system is made up of a 12MP wide-angle camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera, with support for 4K video and auto-framing technology that keeps you centered when you’re on a video call and zooms in or out when additional people enter the frame.

There’s also a 13MP primary camera on the back of the tablet plus a 6MP ultra-wide camera and an LED flash. And the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra also has an array of 3 microphones.

The tablet has an 11,200 mAh battery and a USB 3.2 Type-C port with support for up to 45-watt fast charging. Other features include an on-display fingerprint reader, quad speakers with AKG and Dolby Atmos sound, support for WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, and some models may be available with 4G LTE and/or 5G.

Samsung’s tablet ships standard with a low-latency pressure-sensitive S-Pen, while other accessories including a book cover or keyboard cover are sold separately.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will be available with 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of storage. Each model also has a microSD card reader with support for cards up to 1TB.

The tablet measures 326.4 x 208.6 x 5.5mm (12.9″ x 8.2″ x 0.2″).

Samsung is also launching two smaller, lower-cost models: the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is a 1.1 pound tablet with an 11 inch tablet with a 2560 x 1600 pixel 120Hz IPS LCD display and a single 12MP front-facing camera (and no notch). It comes in 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB configurations and has an 8,000 mAh battery, and a side-mounted fingerprint reader.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ is a 1.3 pound tablet with a 12.4 inch, 2800 x 1752 pixel 120 HZ AMOLED display, an on-screen fingerprint reader, and a 10,900 mAh battery, but otherwise the specs are largely the same as those for the Galaxy Tab S8.

 

Galaxy Tab S8Galaxy Tab S8+Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Display11 inches
2560 x 1600 pixels
120 Hz
276 ppi
LTPS
500 nits
12.7 inches
2800 x 1752 pixels
120 Hz
266 ppi
Super AMOLED
420 nits
14.6 inches
2960 x 1848
120 Hz
240 ppi
Super AMOLED
420 nits
SoftwareAndroid 12, Samsung One UI 4.1
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (SM8450)
8 x Kryo 680 CPU cores
4nm process technology
64-bit
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 730
Memory / Storage8GB RAM
128/256GB storage
microSD card reader
8/16GB RAM
128/512GB storage
microSD reader
ConnectivityUSB-C 3.2 Gen 1
Wi-Fi 6
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.2
GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, ANT+
(5G optional)
SensorsAccelerometer
fingerprint sensor
gyro sensor
geomagnetic sensor
hall sensor
brightness sensor
face recognition
OtherSamsung S Pen (Handwriting Recognition and Air Gesture)
Kids Mode
Wireless DeX
Fast Charge
Data Security Knox
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
AudioQuad speakers
Dolby Atmos
microphone
Cameras (rear)13 MP primary camera (aperture f/2.0)
6 MP ultra wide-angle lens (aperture f/2.2)
autofocus
LED flash
Cameras (front)12 MP (aperture f/2.4), webcam function12 MP (f/2.4 aperture)
12 MP (f/2.2 aperture)
webcam function
Battery8000mAh10090mAh11200mAh
Dimensions253.8 x 165.4 x 6.3mm285 x 185 x 5.7mm208.6 x 326.4 x 5.5m
Weight507 grams567 grams726 grams
Starting price$700$900$1100

Samsung is also throwing in a free keyboard cover for folks who pre-order the tablets.

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  1. The fact that they aren’t using the new Exynos 2200 has me questioning its competitiveness over the latest Snapdragon, or Samsung’s capacity to manufacture it.

    1. The Exynos model has super low yields at the fab. So they only have enough for the S22s in Europe.