At today’s conference, Samsung uncovered three tablets and three smartphones. All models are high-end products that slightly differ within the range. Let’s first take a look at the vanilla version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and the Plus version. These two are considered to be true iPad Air rivals.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Design
The Galaxy Tab S8 and S8 Plus look almost identical to the Galaxy S7 launched a year ago. They adopt metal bodies and have relatively small bezels. In terms of dimensions, the original Galaxy Tab S8 comes at 165.3 x 253.8 x 6.4mm, while the bigger Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is 185 x 285 x 5.7mm. They are lightweight tablets controlled at 503g and 567g, respectively.
They are also available in three color options: Graphite, Silver, and Pink Gold.
Also, these tablets sport four stereo speakers tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos surround sound and a microSD card slot. Not surprisingly, the speakers are located on the sides. The single selfie camera is placed in the middle of the display bezel. On the back, there is a special place for docking the S-Pen via magnets.
However, not everything is identical among their specs and design elements. For instance, they use different types of fingerprint scanners. The Galaxy Tab S8 comes with a side-fingerprint scanner integrated into the power button, while the Tab S8 Plus sports an in-display one.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and the Plus version sport the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. It is paired with two storage options: 8GB of RAM/128GB of storage, and 12GB of RAM/256GB of storage one.
These two handsets support Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and have 5G connectivity.
These tablets even do not differ in terms of camera. On the rear, we can find a dual-camera module, including a 13MP main camera and a 6MP ultra-wide lens. On the opposite side, there is a single 12MP ultra-wide selfie shooter.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and the S8+ run Android 12 out of the box with Samsung’s latest One UI on top.
What’s different between Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and S8+?
The original version features an 11-inch TFT display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2560 x 1600. Whereas its sibling comes with a 12.4-inch AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2800 x 1752, which makes for 266 pixels per inch.
The non-Plus Galaxy Tab S8 is powered by an 8,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy Tab S8 Plus comes with a 10,090mAh one. Both tablets support 45W fast-wired charging.
The box includes the charger.