Here is our hands-on look at the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra tablet, its new low-latency S Pen and its Book Cover Keyboard!
Find out why this tablet will offer you a 2-in-1 laptop-like experience!
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra + S Pen : Hands-On Experience!
Samsung just sent us the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra – their largest and most powerful tablet, with a massive 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display!
As you will see in this video – this is a really large tablet, and it is pretty hefty too at 726 grams. But it is very solidly built, and weighs half as much as a typical laptop.
It also comes with a new full-size S Pen with an ultra-low latency of just 2.8 milliseconds.
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra runs on the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform boasts a powerful Adreno 730 GPU as well as eight processor cores in a triple-tier architecture :
- a Cortex-X2 prime core running at up to 3 GHz,
- three sustained-performance Cortex-A710 cores running at up to 2.4 GHz, and
- four energy-efficient Cortex-A510 cores running at 1.7 GHz.
Powering all that is a massive 11,200 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery, with 45 watt fast charging capability!
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Book Cover Keyboard : Hands-On!
This year, Samsung included the really awesome Book Cover Keyboard with every Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra tablet.
This cover not only provides really solid protection for the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, it also converts it into a 2-in-1 tablet with a kickstand!
In addition, the Book Cover Keyboard has a special S Pen cover that prevents your precious S Pen from falling and getting lost.
As I shared in my Galaxy Tab S7 Book Cover Keyboard review last year, this is a must-have accessory, and I’m really glad Samsung included it as part of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra package.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra : Specifications
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra|
|Display||14.6-inch Super AMOLED Display
– 60 Hz or 120 Hz refresh rate
|Protection||Gorilla Glass 5 (Front + Back)|
|OS||One UI 4.1 (Android 12)|
|Platform||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|CPU||1 x Arm Cortex-X2 core (3.0 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A710 cores (2.4 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A510 cores (1.7 GHz)
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 730|
|8 GB RAM + 128 GB
12 GB + 256 GB / 512 GB
16 GB + 256 GB / 512 GB
|External Storage||microSD (up to 1TB)|
|Front Camera||12 MP main camera, f/2.2
12 MP ultra-wide camera, f/2.4
|Main Cameras||12 MP main camera, f/2.0
6 MP ultra-wide camera, f/2.2
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi : Up to Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth : BT 5.2
USB : USB 3.2 Type C
|S Pen||Yes, 2.8 ms latency|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, Under Display|
|Other Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope,
Geomagnetic, Hall, Light, Proximity
|GPS||GPS, Beidou, Galileo, Glonass, QZSS|
|Audio||Quad speakers tuned by AKG|
|Battery||11,200 mAh Li-Po battery|
|Charging||45 watt wired charging|
|Dimensions||326.4 mm wide
208.6 mm tall
5.5 mm thick
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra : Price + Availability
Samsung is offering the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra in five RAM + storage capacity options globally :
- 8 GB + 128 GB
- 12 GB + 256 GB / 512 GB
- 16 GB + 256 GB / 512 GB
But over here in Malaysia, it is available with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage for RM 5,899 (about US$1,387 / £1,063 / A$1,877 / S$1,892.
Here are some online pre-order options :
- Malaysia : RM5,599 | RM5,719 | RM5,899 | RM5,899
- Singapore : S$1,645 | S$1,689 | S$2,125
- United States : US$1,689 | US$1,389
- United Kingdom : £1,066 | £985
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