The Galaxy Tab S8 is going to be the next flagship tablet series from Samsung, and the entire spec sheet for the three models — the Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8+, and Tab S8 Ultra — leaked a few months ago thanks to a survey held by none other than Samsung itself. The Ultra model is the one to look out for, as you would expect, with features like a massive 14.6-inch display and a gargantuan 11,500 mAh battery said to be on-board.
Exynos or Snapdragon? We don’t think even Samsung is sure at this point
Like all of Samsung’s flagship tablets in recent years, the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup is expected to make use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets, and a recent rumor reaffirmed that Samsung’s upcoming AMD-powered Exynos 2200 processor would not make it to the Galaxy Tab S7 series’ successor. Well, that’s changing today with a new report from the Korean media, which says that at least the Ultra model could have the Exynos 2200 chipset under the hood.
At this point, we guess it’s a fool’s errand to put too much stock in any of these rumors that talk about what processor might end up powering which upcoming Galaxy device. With the global chip shortage refusing to let up, Samsung probably isn’t too sure about the Snapdragon vs Exynos choice itself and will likely adjust its plans with time.
The Galaxy Tab S8 series is expected to be launched early next year, with today’s rumor suggesting that its release date will be close to that of the Galaxy S22. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about what could be Samsung’s most feature-packed flagship tablets yet.