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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra looks like an oversized Surface Pro in early hands-on video

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will be close to the size of the Surface Book 15". (Image source: Demonix Leaks)
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will be close to the size of the Surface Book 15". (Image source: Demonix Leaks)
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra arrives on February 9, Samsung's next premier tablet. Plenty is already known about the 14.6-inch tablet ahead of tomorrow's Galaxy Unpacked event, including that it will feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. However, a hands-on video has already leaked, showcasing its potential as a laptop or Surface Pro 8 replacement.

Demonix Leaks has shared a video of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, a day after a hands-on photo of the tablet emerged. Embedded below, the video provides a first look at the tablet's various use cases. Unsurprisingly, a 14.6-inch tablet does not look comfortable to hold. Instead, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is propped up on a table in one way or another in all shots.

It appears that Samsung has developed a form of screen or app sharing between the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and Galaxy smartphones too. While the clip is only six seconds long, it shows a smartphone being used as a colour picker before using the selected colour to annotate an image. Unfortunately, we cannot make out what photo software is being demonstrated here, or if it is a proprietary app.

Additionally, the video highlights One UI's multitasking features, arguably more versatile than those in iPadOS. Currently, One UI can display three app windows in a resizable grid and a fourth as a floating window. Also, Demonix Leaks showcases the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra in its Keyboard Book Cover case, which includes a built-in kickstand.

Incidentally, the keyboard is detachable from the kickstand cover, not the case with Apple's equivalent Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9. While not necessarily as versatile as a Surface Pro 8, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will be a much larger option than Microsoft's latest 2-in-1.

(Image source: Demonix Leaks)
(Image source: Demonix Leaks)
(Image source: Demonix Leaks)
(Image source: Demonix Leaks)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02- 8 (Update: 2022-02- 8)