We’re less than two days away from Samsung’s next Unpacked event. Ahead of the big show, leaked renders, photos, and even a press release have revealed just about everything related to the unannounced Galaxy Tab S8 lineup, the first to feature a high-end “Ultra” model. Not only that, that Tab S8 Ultra has already been shot in the wild.
Let’s start with that press release first. Serial leaker Evan Blass shared images of what appears to be Samsung’s full press release on the Tab S8 lineup of its Leakland Substack, and the release confirms other rumors about Samsung’s expected three new tablet models: the Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Plus and S8 Ultra. . Just a few highlights from the release: The tablets will apparently support Wi-Fi 6E and 45-watt fast charging, and the S8 Plus and S8 Ultra will ship with a “new and improved” S Pen stylus that “uses a prediction algorithm for ultra-low latency.”
Blass also shared a truckload of detailed renders. According to the renders, the Tab S8 will be the smallest of the bunch with an 11-inch screen and a resolution of 2560 x 1600; the Tab S8 Plus will be the next step with a 12.4-inch display and a resolution of 2800 x 1752; and the Tab S8 Ultra will have a massive 14.6-inch display with a resolution of 2960 x 1848 (and a notch). The Plus and Ultra will also have OLED screens, while the standard Tab S8 will have an LCD screen.
The renders shared by Blass also reveal some accessories that will launch alongside the Ultra, including a keyboard cover reminiscent of the Apple and Microsoft covers for the iPad Pro and Surface lines. It also looks like Samsung will offer a case without a keyboard, if that’s your preference.
If you’re already interested in one of the tablets due to the leaks, it looks like you’ll be able to get your hands on one for yourself soon – according to the press release, you can pre-order the Tab 8 lineup starting February 9 at 10 a.m. ET, and the devices will launch on February 25, starting with “select markets” including the US, Europe and Korea.
And if you’d like to get an idea of what the Tab S8 Ultra’s notched screen looks like in real life before you buy one for yourself, check it out shared this photo on Twitter†
At Unpacked, Samsung is also expected to unveil the Galaxy S22 series of smartphones, including a Note-inspired S22 Ultra. To learn more, check out our full article on what to expect from the event, which kicks off February 9 at 10 a.m. ET.