With a Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 release potentially on tap for 2021, we want to take prospective buyers through the best reasons to wait for the rumored Galaxy Tab S8 and the best reasons to skip it and go with another device.
If you’re in the market for a new tablet you’ve got some excellent options. If you’re determined to stick with Android as your operating system, you’ll want to take a look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S6. Both of these devices are extremely capable and they’re cheaper than they were when they first launched.
And if you wouldn’t mind getting into Apple’s ecosystem, check out the company’s 2021 iPad Pros, 2020 iPad Pros, 2018 iPad Pros, iPad Air, iPad mini 5, and others from the company’s extensive iPad lineup.
If you’re on the hunt for a new tablet, but don’t necessarily need to upgrade right now, you should think about waiting for the 2021 crop of devices.
On the Android side of things, we’ve heard Samsung might be working on a new Galaxy Tab S8 flagship. Rumors have been a bit scarce, but here’s what we know.
Galaxy Tab S8 Rumors
While it looks like dreams of a new 2021 Galaxy Note are dead, dreams of a new flagship Galaxy Tab are not. At least for the moment.
According to a leak out of Korea, Samsung is working on three versions of the Galaxy Tab S8. The devices are codenamed “Basquait” it seems.
YouTube channel The Galox has released what it claims is early information about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8. We’re unfamiliar with the source so take the leak with a grain of salt.
Samsung’s also listed a “Galaxy Tab S8 Enterprise Edition” on its website. It’s unclear if this is a typo or an accidental confirmation of an unannounced device. The device in question is listed as having a microSD card slot that supports up to 1TB of storage and a nano SIM card.
It’s worth noting that more well-known leakers like Ice Universe haven’t said a word about the Galaxy Tab S8 series just yet, but that doesn’t rule out a launch.
Evan Blass has also released Samsung’s 2021 product roadmap and it doesn’t mention the Galaxy Tab S8.
With a Galaxy Tab S8 release potentially in the cards for 2021, those of you in the hunt for a new tablet have an important decision to make.
While some of you might want to hang around and wait for the Galaxy Tab S8, others are better off going with another Galaxy Tab or a tablet from another family of devices.
In this guide we’ll take you through some of the best reasons to wait for the Galaxy Tab S8 and the best reasons to buy something else.
Wait for a Huge Screen
If you want a tablet with a massive display, think about waiting for the Galaxy Tab S8.
According to the leak out of Korea, Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 series will incorporate three screen sizes including one aimed at those who want a ton of real estate.
The low-end model will apparently have an 11-inch LTPS TFT display with a 120Hz refresh rate while the mid-range model will sport a 12.4-inch OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate.
As for the "Ultra" model, it will reportedly have a giant 14.6-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
If you're interested in a 14-inch Galaxy Tab, think about waiting,
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