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Here's our first look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, likely coming in 2022

The tablet doesn't look wildly different from previous iterations, but that might not be a bad thing.

Published onOctober 22, 2021

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 renders from a reliable source just leaked.
  • The tablet’s design doesn’t look too different from previous iterations but still looks good.
  • It’s likely Samsung will launch this tablet in early 2022.

The most recent flagship tablet from Samsung is the Galaxy Tab S7 (and its sibling, the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus). However, those tablets came out in 2020, and 2021 hasn’t seen a follow-up yet (although we did see the Galaxy Tab S7 FE).

See also: Your guide to the best tablets

It doesn’t look like Samsung is going to launch a new flagship this year, but we now know what we can expect for next year. Reliable industry leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (via Zouton) just released some new renders of what appears to be the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8.

As expected, the tablet doesn’t veer too widely from Samsung’s formula. It doesn’t look much different from the Galaxy Tab S7 or even the Galaxy Tab S6 before that.

Check out the renders for yourself below.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 leaked renders

The darker-colored area of the back of the tablet is likely a magnetic panel to hold an S Pen stylus. Over the years, the stylus has come free with the tablet, and that would likely be the case for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 pictured here.

It is very unlikely Samsung would push this tablet out this year. Instead, it’s far more likely we’d see it launch alongside the Samsung Galaxy S22 family in early 2022. It’s also possible Samsung could launch it without an event, which it has done for tablets in the past.

What do you think? Are you ready for the next flagship Android tablet, or are you all-in on iPads? Let us know in the comments below.

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