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Rumor | The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series is an iterative, Snapdragon 888-powered upgrade over the S7s

Galaxy Tab S: much the same in 2021? (Source: YouTube)
Galaxy Tab S: much the same in 2021? (Source: YouTube)
A YouTube-based tipster has asserted that successors to the premium Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ slates are on the way. However, it seems they will be not much more than Snapdragon 888-powered versions of those 2020 models. Then again, their prices are now not expected to change either.

A YouTuber called TheGalox has claimed that Samsung will update the premium end of the Galaxy Tab S line soon in their latest "tech news" video. However, there is apparently little scope for evolution in the series for its 2021 variants.

The Galaxy Tab S8 generation is expected to once again have vanilla and Plus versions. The former is now predicted to have an 11-inch FHD+ LCD display - same as the Galaxy Tab S7. It will also stick with a side-mounted fingerprint reader, but will at least retain the 120Hz refresh rate from 2020.

The Tab S8+, on the other hand, is projected to have an in-display fingerprint reader for its 12.4-inch AMOLED 120Hz display - then again, so does the Galaxy Tab S7+. The "new" high-end Samsung tablets are even expected to keep the same battery and charging profiles: therefore, the Tab S8 could have an 8,000mAh capacity whereas the S8+ will pack 10,090mAh, both of which might charge at up to 45W.

However, as these specs were a considerable win in the tablet market of 2020, these specs may not bother consumers the following year either. All in all, the Galaxy Tab S8s are tipped to vary in 1 aspect only: their processors. They are now rumored to replace the S7s' Snapdragon 865 with the new 888. Finally, they may be reasonably expected to run One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 with S Pen support.

The Galaxy Tab S7+ is now available on Newegg

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-01-31 (Update: 2024-05-11)