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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus


Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus features and specifications in Kenya

  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • Battery: 10,090 mAh
  • Main camera: 13 MP + 6 MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Display: 12.4 inches, Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • Connectivity: Dual sim, 3G, 4G,5G Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Graphite, Silver, Pink Gold
  • OS: Android 12, One UI 4.1

KSh 115,500 KSh 145,000

NB: Prices are subject to change without notice

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus price in Kenya starts at Ksh 140,000. This tablet features a powerful Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) chipset with 5G connectivity and better performance. It debuts with Samsung’s new One UI 4.0 on top of Android 12. The Tab S8 Plus also has a Li-Po 10,090 mAh and an Adreno 730 GPU.  The tablet features a flat 120Hz Super AMOLED display, with a 16:10 aspect ratio. It has support for Stylus, 6.2ms latency (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro).

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is a series of Android-based tablets designed, developed, and marketed by Samsung Electronics. Unveiled at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event on 9 February 2022, they serve as the successor to the Galaxy Tab S7 series. Buy the Galaxy Tab S8 in Kenya at PhonePlace.

Galaxy Tab S8 Plus specs and price in Kenya

Price in Kenya Ksh. 140,000
Display 12.4 inches, TFT, 120Hz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Sim Card Nano-SIM
Connectivity GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
OS Android 12, One UI 4.0
RAM 6GB, 8GB
ROM 128 GB, 256GB – UFS
Card Slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Camera 12 MP + 6 MP
Selfie 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚ (ultrawide)
3.5mm jack Yes, Stereo speakers tuned by AKG
USB Port USB Type-C 3.2, magnetic connector
Fingerprint Fingerprint (side-mounted)
Battery Li-Po 10,090 mAh
Charging Fast charging 45W, 100% in 82 min
Colors Graphite, Silver, Pink Gold

Display

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus will happily stream HD video from all popular services. Using the tablet and bright conditions is no problem either. Since the screen is AMOLED, it supports an under-display, optical fingerprint scanner, unlike the side-mounted on the base model Tab S8. The content looks great and the sound on this tablet is amazing too. Thanks for its quad stereo speaker setup (4 speakers) tuned by AKG and have Dolby Atmos support. There is no 3.5-millimeter jack on this device though. You’ll need to use a USB-C adapter or connect USBC headphones for traditional headphones.

The screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus itself is Super AMOLED with 1752 x 2800 resolution and HDR10+ support. Something you do not get with the base Tab S8, HDR10+. This gives you a total of 266 PPI (PPI higher than on the Plus). It has a 120 Hz refresh rate. This screen looks great. Enabling the high refresh rate doesn’t require you to change the resolution and it makes supported content and UI elements appear much smoother. By the way, is not this the same display Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus also had? In many ways, truly it is.

Platform

What you have got running the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is Android 12, One UI 4.1 launcher. One UI just brings the best of Android 12 here. For instance, the privacy features are present and correct. You can fast toggle the camera and microphone access for all apps. And when you load up an app that uses the camera or the mic, you’ll get a little indicator at the top corner. You’ve got great customization in one UI. For example, you change the wallpaper and everything as usual, but you’ll also see the new color palette option as well. This can change up the theme and colors based on the wallpaper you’ve got installed at the time.

Mini laptop

If you turn on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus, you get something a bit different from a smartphone UI. This is more like what you’d find on a PC. Complete with stacking windows for each open app. Furthermore, Samsung offers a keyboard, which you can attach to the tablet (sold separately). But you can also connect your wireless keyboard and mouse. With this setup, what you will have before you is a substitute for a small laptop. It’s nice that you get expandable storage on the Galaxy Tab S8 as well as Tab S8 Plus. This is to say you can add on top of the 128 or 256 GB onboard. Something you do not see on the iPad Pro. The tablet offers options in 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, and 256GB 12GB RAM. Oh, and by the way, Samsung DeX is wireless on this tablet. How cool is that? Wireless Samsung DeX? In Samsung DeX mode, you can take a closer look at things like videos, artwork, and documents on a larger display

Performance

The entire Samsung Galaxy s22 family is powered by a new chipset in the Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm). And this is the same chipset that powers Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus. Samsung, still, is making big, bold claims when it comes to the chipsets here. You’ve got all kinds of crazy graphical features packed in here. The Galaxy Tab S8 Plus should certainly satisfy you if you are a gamer. And of course, this tablet also gives you a good bit of 5G support as well (HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G). You’ve got Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e support on there as well. It is under the battery and device care section of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G settings that you’ll find the storage.

S-Pen

Now the Galaxy Tab S7 series have S-Pens with 9ms latency. But read this, this time Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus has ultra-low 6.2ms latency. Taking notes is super easy. And the low latency coupled with a high refresh rate of the screen makes the writing sensation feel authentic. The notes app can convert whatever you’ve written into the text. You can then export this text as a file, like a PDF or a word document. Plus, all of the notes you take can be synced via the Samsung cloud. This responsive stylus works great for drawing too. Screen translate is yet another useful feature of this S-Pen. There are also a variety of air actions, which are just your controls for the UI or supported apps. The S-pen runs on a battery and recharges wirelessly.

Before you buy Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus

PROS CONS
  1. Stylus, 6.2ms latency
  2. 12.4 inches, Super AMOLED, 120Hz
  3. Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  4. Android 12, One UI 4.1
  5. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
  6. Stereo speakers (4 speakers)
  7. Tuned by AKG
  8. Fingerprint (side-mounted)
  9. USB Type-C 3.2, magnetic connector
  10. Fast charging 45W, 100% in 80 min
  11. Wireless Samsung DeX
  1. No 3.5mm jack
  2. Nano-SIM

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus FAQs

  • How much is Samsung Tab S8 Plus in Kenya?
    The price of Tab S8 Plus in Kenya is KES 140,000
  • What is the screen size of the Galaxy Tab S8 Plus?
    12.4 inches, 350.9 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • When was it released?
    The official release date is 2022, March.
  • Does Tab S8 Plus support 5G?
    Yes, it does support 5G – HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G.
  • Does Galaxy Tab S8 Plus support fast charging?
    Yes, Tab S8 Plus supports fast charging 45W, 100% in 80 min.
  • Does Galaxy Tab S8 Plus have a high refresh rate?
    Yes, Tab S8 Plus does have a 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Is Galaxy Tab S8 Plus waterproof?
    No, the tablet is not IP rated for dust/water resistance
  • Does Galaxy Tab S8 Plus have Google services?
    Yes, it supports the services of Google Play Store, Gmail, Youtube, etc.

Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
Size 253.8 x 165.3 x 6.3 mm (9.99 x 6.51 x 0.25 inches) 285 x 185 x 5.7 mm (11.22 x 7.28 x 0.22 inches)
Weight Wi-Fi: 503 grams (17.74 ounces)

LTE: 507 grams (17.88 ounces)

Wi-Fi: 567 grams (20 ounces)

LTE: 572 grams (20.18 ounces)

Screen size 11 inches 12.4 inches
Screen resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels (274 pixels per inch) 2800 x 1752 pixels (266 PPI)
Operating system Android 12, OneUI 4.1 Android 12, OneUI 4.1
Storage space 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB
MicroSD card slot Yes Yes
Processor Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
RAM 8GB, 12GB 8GB, 12GBG
Camera Dual 13-megapixel wide and 6MP ultrawide rear, 12MP front Dual 13-megapixel wide and 6MP ultrawide rear, 12MP front
Video 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 30 fps 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 30 fps
BT version Bluetooth 5.2 Bluetooth 5.2
Ports USB-C USB-C
Fingerprint sensor Yes, side-mounted Yes, in-display
Water resistance No No
Battery 8,000mAh 10,090mAh
App marketplace Google Play Store Google Play Store
Network support All major carriers (cellular version only) All major carriers (cellular version only)
Colors Graphite, Silver, Pink Gold Graphite, Silver, Pink Gold
Price in Kenya Ksh. 110,000 Ksh. 140,000

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