02.09.22 / Computers & Tablets

Big, Bold and Versatile: Introducing Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series

Watch, connect, work, and play with new Galaxy tablets that deliver powerful performance and expansive displays in a super-slim design

Today, Samsung Electronics, Inc. announced its new Galaxy Tab S8 series, including its first-ever Ultra tablet. Available in three distinctive models, Galaxy Tab S8, S8+ and S8 Ultra each feature a new, super-fast 4nm processor, a smoother-than-ever S Pen in the box, an industry-leading Armor Aluminum body, and a large, beautiful display. Slim, durable hardware is matched with the productivity features Galaxy users count on to work seamlessly and securely, like improved video chat with 4K recording, powerful multitasking with Samsung DeX, and password protected Quick Share for safe and easy file sharing. Galaxy Tab S8 series offers users the freedom and flexibility to work and play from anywhere.

The Tab S8 series is the perfect companion for our always-on, video-first world. It starts with large, immersive screens, perfect for streaming or gaming, wherever you are. Each device in the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup comes equipped with quad speakers, ultra-wide cameras, three mics with noise-cancellation, and intelligent auto-framing software, for a truly professional video call experience. Users rely on their tablets for high quality video conferencing at home and on the go more than ever. The Galaxy Tab S8 series works hand-in-hand with the full ecosystem of Galaxy devices, from smartphones, PCs, to Buds, with features like Second Screen, Quick Share and Buds AutoSwitch.

“As we rely more on videos to stay connected and entertained, we know that a tablet’s most compelling feature is its large screen and portability,” said TM Roh, President & Head of MX Business at Samsung Electronics. “We built on years of innovation in mobile experiences to refine the Galaxy Tab S8 series, and to push the boundaries of what’s possible on a tablet with the first Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.”

Expand Your World with the First Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra offers a premium tablet experience unlike any Galaxy Tab before. With its unprecedented 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display and 120Hz refresh rate[1], the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra features the largest screen on our  thinnest, lightest, but strongest body yet. Tab S8 Ultra boasts the highest screen-to-body ratio ever seen on a Galaxy tablet, with our thinnest bezel — it’s an expansive display that’s still as portable as ever. And its gorgeous display is protected by an Armor Aluminum frame that is over 30% more scratch-resistant and 40% less prone to bending than Galaxy Tab S7.

Equipped with powerful dual 12MP front cameras, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra also transforms your video call experience with professional 4K video quality.[2] Advanced hardware meets software with Samsung’s auto-framing technology that automatically keeps you in focus during a call, while also zooming in or out to include new participants as they join you. You’ll also sound as clear as you look, thanks to three precision microphones that use advanced noise reduction technology to prevent unwanted background chatter. Quad Speakers with Dolby Atmos®, found on all three Galaxy Tab S8 models, ensure that everything sounds incredible, with lifelike detail and clarity. With Tab S8 Ultra, users enjoy a video experience that feels truly premium.

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Creative and Productive Power

Equipped with the fastest processor ever in a Galaxy Tab – a 4nm chip – Galaxy Tab S8,S8+ and Ultra provide ample RAM and storage for any task. If you need more, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra packs in up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage, and all three models offer expandable storage by up to 1 terabyte with an optional microSD[3] card. The Galaxy Tab S8 series is also the first Samsung tablet to support Wi-Fi 6E[4], which provides up to double the bandwidth[5] and maximum speed of Wi-Fi 6.

On Galaxy Tab S8 series, you’re always ready for action, fueled by an intelligent all-day battery[6] that supports hours of video playback[7] when you’re in the middle of a movie marathon. It supports 45W super-fast charging that can get you back to 100% in 90 minutes[8]. If your other devices need a power boost on-the-go, simply connect your Galaxy Tab S8 to a Galaxy S22 smartphone with a USB-C cable, and the tablet’s incredible fast-charging battery can double as a portable charger[9].

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and S8+ both come with a new and improved S Pen that uses a prediction algorithm for ultra-low latency[10] — delivering an incredible writing experience that mimics gliding a pen across paper. And for the first time ever, Samsung’s exclusive partnership with Clip Studio Paint[11] can turn your smartphone into a digital color palette, your S Pen into a paintbrush, and Galaxy Tab S8’s expansive screen into your canvas. Customize tools and choose brush options, and even select vivid real-world colors from pictures taken on your synced Galaxy phone.

Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra’s new 4K recording capabilities now allow you to capture crisp, eye-catching videos with both the rear camera and ultra-wide front camera. Content creators and streamers can capture online tutorials and gameplay effortlessly, using customizable Selfie Videos[12] that are now embedded within Samsung’s Screen Recorder. With LumaFusion’s[13] premier editing tool coming soon to Galaxy, you will soon be able to use your Galaxy Tab S8 and S Pen to make precise edits to 4K videos.

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To help you create and do more at once, the Galaxy Tab S8 series features an improved multi-window mode that makes it easy to split your screen into three windows with four layout options, and even adjust to the exact height, size, and layout you need for any given task.

Tablets also play an important role in keeping you connected to others. Samsung has partnered with Google for even better video calling and live sharing[14] experiences through Google Duo[15], so you can co-watch videos with your friends on YouTube, share your browser to help plan your next meetup, or develop creative ideas using Jamboard[16], Google’s interactive whiteboard.

Life Opens Up with Galaxy

The Galaxy Tab S8 series performs seamlessly within the mobile Galaxy ecosystem. Openness means giving you the flexibility to define your own mobile experience and easily use Galaxy devices together. Samsung’s One UI Tab 4 user interface ensures a consistent and intuitive experience, while seamless connectivity and integration enable real-time syncing across devices.

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Take a gorgeous photo on your Galaxy smartphone and automatically sync it to your Galaxy Tab S8, or write a list on your Tab S8 at home on Samsung Notes and then take it to the store on your Galaxy smartphone. Plus, with Wi-Fi 6E on Galaxy Tab S8 series and Galaxy S22 series, Quick Share lets users share files between devices up to twice as fast[17] as before. And thanks to Auto Switch, your Galaxy Buds will automatically pair from your Galaxy Tab S8 to your Galaxy S22, so users can move between devices without missing a beat. And for the first time, Samsung Health is available on Galaxy tablets so you can browse fitness videos for workout content and keep track of your health and fitness data from your Galaxy Watch on a larger screen.

Enhancements to Samsung’s DeX mode now allow it to function vertically, offering incredible screen flexibility unavailable on your standard PC. Using DeX, convert your Galaxy Tab S8 into a wireless, touchscreen monitor for your PC or phone. Revolutionize your multitasking by dragging files in both portrait and landscape mode between devices, and then signing or notetaking with your S-Pen.

A Tablet You Can Trust

In today’s always-connected world, security is more important than ever, which is why all three Galaxy Tab S8 models are equipped with new features that give the ability to track when your tablet’s camera and microphone are in use and allow you to instantly prevent unwanted recording. The Galaxy Tab S8 Series is also protected by Samsung’s industry-leading Knox Vault platform, which encrypts personal data and keeps stored files and information isolated from the device’s main operating system to safeguard it from attacks. All members of the lineup sport an intuitive fingerprint scanner[18] that enables single-touch device unlocking.

As part of our commitment to giving users the best possible mobile performance and experience, the Galaxy Tab S8 series will be supported by up to four generations of Android OS upgrades and five years of security updates[19]. Now millions of Galaxy users can increase the lifecycle of their devices even further with the most up-to-date security, productivity, and other exciting new features, as Samsung continues to scale this effort across our product line-up and your Galaxy ecosystem.

Standout Sustainable Design

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra comes in bold and timeless Graphite, and Galaxy Tab S8 and S8+ come in three sophisticated shades — Graphite, Silver and Pink Gold.[20] Samsung is also releasing a new Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Book Cover Keyboard[21] that takes the Ultra’s functionality even further with wider, backlit keycaps, customizable shortcut settings, and adjustable standing angles. The Book Cover Keyboard features premium, antimicrobial polyurethane leather and a glass-coated touchpad that enables smooth and responsive typing. Plus, Wireless Keyboard Share[22] can link your connected keyboard to a Galaxy smartphone for easy typing across devices.

Users will also have plenty of ways to express their personal style with distinctive Galaxy Tab S8 accessories and add-ons, including a transparent Note View Cover[23] that allows you to write with your S Pen while keeping it protected, and an eye-catching Strap Cover[24] to hold your Tab S8 in the orientation that suits you best.[25]

Additionally, Samsung is proud to help reduce ocean-bound plastic and protect the planet, with the Galaxy Tab S8 partially constructed with plastic components repurposed from discarded fishing nets. Samsung is helping lead the industry by employing this practice. The Galaxy Tab S8 devices also come in Samsung’s slimmest packaging to date, made from sustainably-sourced paper, which enables the company to lower emissions, and produce less waste.

Availability

Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will be available for pre-order beginning February 9th in Graphite and starting at $1,099.99.

Galaxy Tab S8+ and S8 will also be available for pre-order beginning February 9th, in Graphite, Silver, and Pink Gold, starting at $899.99 for S8+ and $699.99 for the S8.

Customers who pre-order Galaxy Tab S8 and S8+ from Samsung.com can receive a free Slim Book Cover Keyboard[26], and those who pre-order Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will receive a free Backlit Book Cover Keyboard. For more information, visit https://www.samsung.com/us/tablets or Samsung Newsroom.

[1] Tab S8 Ultra’s 14.6-inch sAMOLED screen supports WQXGA+(2960×1848) resolution with 240ppi and 120Hz refresh rate.
[2] Certain resolutions and ratios may not be supported. Certain functions may not be available when Auto-framing is on.
[3] MicroSD card sold separately. Availability of detailed features (such as Memory and Processor) may vary by market and carrier.
[4] Wi-Fi 6E network availability may vary by market, network provider and user environment. Requires optimal connection. Will require a Wi-Fi 6E router.
[5] Double speed for Wi-Fi 6E measured for devices while using Quick Share. Compared to speed on Galaxy Tab S7 (Wi-Fi 6). Actual bandwidth and speed may vary by market, carrier, and user environment. Available on devices running One UI 2.1 or later including Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8+, Tab S8 Ultra, S22, S21 Ultra, and Z Fold3.
[6] Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
[7] 15 hours of video playback for Tab S8, 13 hours of video playback for Tab S8+ and 14 hours of video playback for Tab S8 Ultra. Based on results from internal lab tests for local video playback time conducted by Samsung. Test results are estimated values of the battery sample from a pre-release version tested under default settings (audio volume and brightness levels) without connection to Wi-Fi or mobile network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
[8] 80 minutes to fully charge Tab S8 and Tab S8+. 90 minutes to fully charge Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. Actual charging speed may also vary depending on the actual usage, charging conditions, and other factors. Chargers are sold separately.
[9] 15W fast charging supported when Tab S8 Ultra display is turned off and connected to select Galaxy smartphones including Galaxy S22, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A33 using a USB Type-C cable. Cables may be sold separately depending on market. Not compatible with wireless charging. Charging speed may vary depending on charging conditions and other factors.
[10] Compared to Galaxy Tab S7. Latency speed of 2.8ms measured for Tab S8 Ultra(14.6’’) and Tab S8+(12.4’’) models when using Samsung Notes.
[11] Clip Studio Paint EX 6-month free trial for first-time users on Galaxy devices. PRO and EX versions of Clip Studio Paint are both available. Preload supported in select markets. Clip Studio Paint for Galaxy can be downloaded from the Galaxy Store. Supported languages for the software settings: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese. For text input, Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu are not yet supported. Remote controller feature “Companion Mode” supported on Galaxy tablets and smartphones with Android 9 or above. For “Companion Mode,” both host and remote controller devices have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Connectivity may vary depending on Wi-Fi. Terms of service may vary by market.
[12] Selfie Video within Screen Recorder supports full HD video recording and playback.
[13] LumaFusion for Android will be available for download from the Galaxy Store within the first half of 2022. Exact timing of availability may vary depending on LumaTouch’s readiness. Availability may vary by market. Android OS version 11 or above required. Supported languages for software settings: Chinese Simplified, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and US English.
[14] Current sharable apps during Google Duo video calls are Google Arts & Culture, Google Maps, Jamboard, Samsung Notes, Samsung Gallery, and YouTube.
[15] Google Duo is a trademark of Google LLC.  Live sharing host is available to Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy Tab S8 series users at time of launch and will be provided to other Galaxy device users with Android 12 at a later date. Participants may need to upgrade to the latest Google Duo app to use live sharing. Google Duo app availability may vary by market. Requires optimal network connection.
[16] Jamboard needs to be downloaded separately. Additional functions may require purchase.
[17] Compared to speed on Galaxy Tab S7 (Wi-Fi 6). Double speed requires both devices to have Quick Share and Wi-Fi 6E, and may not be available on older devices. Using older devices may result in slower speeds. Available on Tab S8, Tab S8+, Tab S8 Ultra, some S22 devices, S21 Ultra, and Z Fold3.
[18] Galaxy Tab S8+ and Tab S8 Ultra have on-screen fingerprint scanners. Galaxy Tab S8 has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
[19] Availability and timing of Android OS upgrades and features may vary by device model and market. Devices eligible for four generations of Android OS upgrades and 5 years of security updates currently include Galaxy S22 Series(S22/S22+/S22 Ultra), S21 Series(S21/S21+/S21 Ultra/S21 FE), Z Fold3, Z Flip3, and Tab S8 series(Tab S8/Tab S8+/Tab S8 Ultra).
[20] Availability of detailed features (such as Memory, Color, and Processor) may vary by market and carrier
[21] Book Cover Keyboard sold separately. Book Cover Keyboard product design may vary by model. Availability may vary by market and carrier.
[22] Wireless Keyboard Sharing is available on Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra and select Galaxy smartphones, running One UI 4 or later. The smartphone should support Bluetooth HID profile. Both devices must be logged into the same Samsung account. Performance may vary depending on user network environment.
[23] Galaxy Tab S8+ only.
[24] Galaxy Tab S8 only.
[25] Availability of covers and accessories may vary by device model and market. Covers and accessories are sold separately.
[26] Conditions apply. Purchase from a participating authorized retailer, Samsung Experience Store or on samsung.com. Pre-order bundle offer availability and details may vary by market and retailer.
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