After the longest reel of tablet leaks in history, Samsung finally announced the 14.6-inch Android 12 tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. This is the third and largest tablet in the Tab S8 series of Samsung’s flagship tablets with Android OS.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will launch on February 25, with special deals and offers for those who pre-order it ahead of launch.
Samsung has had even larger Android tablets or AIO (All-In-One) on the market before with the 17-inch and 18-inch Samsung Galaxy View tablets, but this is Samsung’s first Android tablet with a custom keyboard of this size, and the first above 12.4 inches in the prestigious S-series of tablets.
As a tablet in the Tab S8 series, it has most of the same main specs as its smaller family members, but there are also some important differences.
For starters, the 14.6-inch screen with a Super AMOLED display, a 120Hz refresh rate, and resolution of 2960 x 1848, has a notch on the screen for the cameras. Some people freak out over that while others don’t care about that at all. So you be the judge.
These are two 12MP wide and 12MP ultra-wide cameras, while on the back there’s the additional 13MP and 6MP ultra-wide cameras too.
Powering this tablet is the powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor with options of 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB of RAM, and 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage with 1TB microSD card support.
Even if it is a large tablet in terms of screen size, it has very narrow bezels, so it makes the most out of its size, and is even just 5.5mm thick, which makes it one of the thinnest tablets ever produced. The weigh is 726 grams, and the only color option for the first part of the year will be dark grey (graphite).
Specs includes a fingerprint reader on the display, quad speakers by Samsung’s AG division, three mics, the new S Pen digitizer, with wireless charging and magnetic attachment, Bluetooth 5.2, a USB C 3.2 port, the fastest new Wi-Fi 6E, optional 5G, optional keyboard, a 11,200 mAh battery capacity with a 10 hour battery life and 45W supported Super Fast Charging 2.0.
Sensors embedded into this tablet are GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, accelerometer, geo sensor, gyro, light sensor, and a hall sensor.
As a tablet of this size, it will be too large for a lot of the tablet accessories on the market already, so Samsung has a protective standing cover for this tablet too, that functions as a kickstand on the back.
– Tom Bowen