The Android tablet landscape is pretty sparse these days, but one company that can be relied upon to launch impressive slates is Samsung, with its Galaxy Tab S range proving to be real alternatives to an iPad.
Most recently we’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, which with their big screens and stylus and keyboard accessories are a match for Apple’s best in a lot of ways. But their successors – the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus – are probably in the works, and we already have a wish list for them.
Below then you’ll find a list of the main things we want from Samsung’s next top tablets, but before that we’ve included details on the likely release date and price, along with any leaks and rumors. There isn’t much in the way of those yet, but we’ll be updating this article whenever we hear anything new, so check back soon.Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 release date and price.
Samsung isn’t totally consistent with when it releases new Galaxy Tab S models, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 range and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 all hit stores in August of their launch years – though while the Tab S7 range was announced in early August, the Tab S6 was unveiled in late July.
In any case though it’s likely that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 will land in or around August of 2021, though at the time of writing there aren’t any release date rumors, so we’re not at all certain of that.
As for the price, there’s no news there either, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 started at $649.99 / £619 / AU$1,149, while the pricier Galaxy Tab S7 Plus started at $849.99 / £799 / AU$1,549, so prices may be similar for the next model. If anything though the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 range might cost more, since the trend is for prices to rise.
Leaks and news
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is yet to leak, but we expect it’s in the works, so it’s likely we’ll start hearing about it soon. Check back in the coming weeks and months for all the latest information.
We can however predict a few things. For example, based on past form there will probably be two Tab S8 models, likely dubbed the Galaxy Tab S8 and Galaxy Tab S8 Plus.
The Plus model will probably also have an AMOLED screen, and they will likely also both have a 120Hz refresh rate and a top-end chipset (probably the Snapdragon 888).