The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series of tablets was theoretically expected to drop around the same time as the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, but that didn’t pan out. This year Samsung only launched the Tab S7 FE and Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, but there’s definitely something stronger coming. Today we learn that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series may make a CPU swap.
The device or better said devices were expected to have an Exynos CPU inside, maybe the new Exynos 2200. We’re hearing that one is delayed and will be available in limited amounts for the Galaxy S22 series. That’s because Samsung worked with AMD on the GPU and yields are still small. That’s why the 3 new Samsung tablets, Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8+ and Tab S8 Ultra could use a Snapdragon 898.
That CPU has leaked recently in benchmarks and has all the odds of being unveiled this December and premiered on a Xiaomi Mi 12. We also learned recently that the vanilla Tab S8 would support 45W charging and tipster Ice Universe even mentions that all 3 models will. The Tab S8+ should have a 10.090 mAh battery and the S8 Ultra should have a 11.500 mAh one, while the core model will pack an 8000 mAh unit.
All 3 slates are said to adopt the upcoming Snapdragon 898 CPU, which in recent benchmarks popped up with a 20% performance bump from Snapdragon 888. The Exynos 2200 is not beig used here since the AMD RDNA GPU is not exactly ready yet. What’s also special about the Tab S8 series is that it may end up debuting with Android 12 and One UI 4.0 out of the box.