Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, S8+, S8 Ultra: Price, Specs, Availability in the Philippines

The most powerful and feature-packed Galaxy Tab S series to date

Samsung officially launches the Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8+, and a first in the Galaxy Tab line, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. All packing powerful specs, entertainment, and productivity-focused features for the power users.

The new Galaxy Tab lineup is equipped with a 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, up to 16GB RAM, and up to 1TB of storage. Inside is a large battery that can last up to 15 hours of continuous video playback and supports reverse wired charging. It is fueled by up to 45W Super Fast Charging that can fully charge the tablet from 0% to 100% in 80 minutes. Moreover, the Galaxy Tab S8 Series will be supported by up to four generations of Android OS upgrades and 5 years of security updates.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

The smallest of the three models is the Galaxy Tab S8 boasting a vast 11-inch display that supports up to 120Hz refresh rate. At the back is a dual-camera set-up that consists of a 13MP main camera and a 6MP ultra-wide camera with LED flash.

In charge of an immersive audio experience is its Quad Stereo speakers tuned by AKG which also supports Dolby Atmos. In addition, DeX Mode for Galaxy Tab is baked in which gives users a desktop-like experience on a tablet and allows them to multi-task while working on multiple apps and programs at once.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 specs:

  • 11-inch WQXGA LTPS TFT display, 2560 x 1600px
    276ppi, up to 120Hz refresh rate
  • 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 64-bit processor:
    3.0Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Kryo CPU
    Qualcomm Adreno GPU
  • 8GB/12GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB internal storage
    Up to 1TB via microSD
  • Dual rear camera with LED flash:
    13MP main camera with AF
    6MP ultra-wide camera
  • 12MP ultra-wide front-facing camera
  • 5G, 4G LTE, single SIM
  • Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, GLONASS
    Beidou, Galileo
  • Quad Stereo Speakers
    Sound by AKG
    Dolby Atmos
    3 microphones
  • S Pen built-in
  • DeX Mode
  • Google Duo video sharing
  • USB-C 3.2 port
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Samsung Knox:
    Samsung Knox Vault
  • Accessories (sold separately):
    Book Cover Keyboard
    Book Cover Keyboard Slim
    Book Cover
    Protective Standing Cover
    Note View Cover
    Strap Cover
  • One UI Tab 4 (based on Android 12)
  • 8000mAh battery
    Up to 45W Super Fast Charging 2.0
  • Available colors: Graphite Silver, Pink Gold

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+

At 12.4 inches, the Galaxy tab S8+ is the Tab S8’s bigger sibling. It boasts a Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 266ppi for sharper and clearer images. And a 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 octa-core processor coupled with 8GB/12GB RAM ensures a fast and smooth operation.

Its built-in S Pen, which comes standard at all Galaxy tab S8 models, also works as a camera shutter button, presentation clicker, and can also play or pause music. And thanks to the improved prediction algorithm, the S Pen’s latency is now reduced by more than 30%. On the other hand, Google Duo video sharing also comes built-in for those who like binge-watching with a group or doing presentations.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ specs:

  • 12.4-inch WQXGA+ Super AMOLED display, 2800 x 1752px
    266ppi, up to 120Hz refresh rate
  • 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 64-bit processor:
    3.0Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Kryo CPU
    Qualcomm Adreno GPU
  • 8GB/12GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB internal storage
    Up to 1TB via microSD
  • Dual rear camera with LED flash:
    13MP main camera with AF
    6MP ultra-wide camera
  • 12MP ultra-wide front-facing camera
  • 5G, 4G LTE, single SIM
  • Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, GLONASS
    Beidou, Galileo
  • Quad Stereo Speakers
    Sound by AKG
    Dolby Atmos
    3 microphones
  • S Pen built-in
  • DeX Mode
  • Google Duo video sharing
  • USB-C 3.2 port
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Samsung Knox:
    Samsung Knox Vault
  • Accessories (sold separately):
    Book Cover Keyboard
    Book Cover Keyboard Slim
    Book Cover
    Protective Standing Cover
    Note View Cover
    Strap Cover
  • One UI Tab 4 (based on Android 12)
  • 10090mAh battery
    Up to 45W Super Fast Charging 2.0
  • Available colors: Graphite, Silver, Pink Gold

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the first “ultra” tablet in Samsung’s Galaxy Tab lineup. It also has the biggest screen ever put on a Galaxy Tab at 14.6 inches. Its screen is a Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 6.3mm bezel – the thinnest bezel on a Galaxy Tab ever.

Outside is an Armor Aluminum body that is 30% more scratch-resistant and 40% less prone to bending compared to the Galaxy Tab S7. While its dual front-facing cameras are comprised of a wide and ultra-wide sensor that supports auto-framing to keep everyone in one frame during a video call. In addition, its three-mic array can separate voice and noise to ensure crystal clear calls.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra specs:

  • 14.6-inch WQXGA+ Super AMOLED display, 2960 x 1848px
    240ppi, up to 120Hz refresh rate
  • 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 64-bit processor:
    3.0Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Kryo CPU
    Qualcomm Adreno GPU
  • 8GB/12GB/16GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB/512GB RAM
    Up to 1TB via microSD
  • Dual rear camera with LED flash:
    13MP main camera with AF
    6MP ultra-wide camera
  • Dual front-facing camera:
    12MP wide
    12MP ultra-wide
  • 5G, 4G LTE, single SIM
  • Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, GLONASS
    Beidou, Galileo
  • Quad Stereo Speakers
    Sound by AKG
    Dolby Atmos
    3 microphones
  • S Pen built-in
  • DeX Mode
  • Google Duo video sharing
  • USB-C 3.2 port
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Samsung Knox:
    Samsung Knox Vault
  • Accessories (sold separately):
    Book Cover Keyboard
    Book Cover
    Protective Standing Cover
  • One UI Tab 4 (based on Android 12)
  • 11200mAh battery
    Up to 45W Super Fast Charging 2.0
  • Available colors: Graphite

Pricing and Availability

Starting February 9, 2022, 11 pm to March 3, 2022, customers can pre-order the Galaxy Tab S8 Series via Samsung Online Store, while pre-order via Samsung Authorized Dealers, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com, MemoXpress.com, and other Authorized Online Partners will be from February 10, 2022, to March 3, 2022.

The ultimate productivity bundle worth up to PHP 32,723 awaits those who pre-order the Galaxy Tab S8 Series.

Customers will get a Book Cover Keyboard worth PHP 17,599, and the Galaxy Buds Pro worth PHP 9,990 when they pre-order the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G. Those who choose to pre-order the Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G will get a Book Cover Keyboard Slim worth PHP 8,099, and the Galaxy Buds Live worth P7,990, while the Book Cover Keyboard Slim worth PHP 7,099 and the Galaxy Buds2 worth PHP 6,990 come with the Galaxy Tab S8 5G or Wi-Fi. All these bundles include a one-year personal subscription to Microsoft 365, a one-year subscription to VIU Premium, and four months of YouTube Premium, worth PHP 5,134.

Samsung Care+, a dedicated product support service covering accidental damages, repairs, and more, will be available for the Galaxy Tab S8 Series in select markets at 50% off starting February 9 until March 31.

Starting March 4, 2022, the Galaxy Tab S8 Series will be available in Samsung Online Store, Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Authorized Dealers, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com, and MemoXpress Online. The Galaxy Tablets will retail at PHP 77,990 SRP for the Galaxy S8 Ultra 5G in Graphite, PHP 63,990 SRP for the Galaxy S8+ 5G in Graphite, PHP 49,990 SRP for the Galaxy Tab S8 5G in Silver, and PHP 41,990 SRP for the Tab S8 Wi-Fi in Silver and Pink Gold.

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