Quite a lot is already known about the flagship Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 tablets. A new leak reveals retail prices for all three devices in the series. Despite the fact that the tablets will be presented in more than a week, several European retailers have already opened pre-orders for the new devices.
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is available for pre-order in France for €1,699 for the most advanced version with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Recall that the device will offer users the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform, a huge 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2960 × 1848 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz, a 11200-mAh battery, Android 12 pre-installed and an active stylus S Pen included.
The Galaxy Tab S8+ is available for pre-order from another French retailer. The model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage is priced at 999 euros. The tablet boasts a 12.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2800 × 1752 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, the same Qualcomm flagship platform as the older model, and a 10090 mAh battery.
The base Galaxy Tab S8 is available for pre-order for €970. The device is equipped with an 11-inch LTPS TFT screen with a resolution of 2560 × 1600 and a refresh rate of 120Hz, an 8000-mAh battery and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip.
The GSMArena resource assumes that sellers who have opened pre-orders already have the new devices in their warehouses; but orders will not start shipping until February 9, when the devices will be officially presented.
Samsung retains second place in the tablet market
In the third quarter, global tablet shipments were down 15% year-on-year. According to analysts at the Canalys agency, this applies to sales of any tablet computer; in all regions of the world; with the exception of the Asia-Pacific. Although the first place in terms of sales is occupied by Apple and Samsung shipments have dropped markedly; the Korean company is still among the leaders.
So, Samsung remains in second place. In three months, it delivered 7.2 million tablets; in total, 37.7 million tablets were sold worldwide in the third quarter. At the same time, in the corresponding period of last year, 9.03 million Samsung tablets were in sale in the world.
When looking at the tablet market, Samsung came in second with 19.1%, followed Apple with 40.4% of sales. In the top five, we also have Lenovo, Amazon and Huawei; the latter account for 11.3%, 7.4% and 6.6%, respectively (in quantitative terms).