At its latest Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung unveiled an updated range of Galaxy Tab S8 tablets, with the S8 Ultra offering a far bigger tablet size and performance offering than ever before.

Alongside the smaller Tab S8 (11-inch) and S8+ (12.4-inch), the Tab S8 Ultra offers a screen size on par with any laptop in a package that weighs less than 750g. All models come with an ultrawide front camera and triple microphone system for great video conferencing, and with Samsung DeX and multi-window options they have great laptop-like performance capabilities. All models come with the S Pen for enhanced writing and drawing credentials out of the box.

The Tab S8 series tablets all launch with Android 12.0, the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard, and 5G and LTE options. All also support microSD storage expansion up to 1TB.

All models will also have optional Book Cover Keyboard accessories to deliver on a true laptop-replacement experience. The two smaller models will be available in Graphite, Silver, and Pink Gold colour options, while the Tab S8 Ultra will be only available in Graphite.

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“The Galaxy Tab S8 is our next evolution in tablets,” Samsung Australia vice president of IT and mobile, Garry McGregor said. “With a bigger screen than ever before, better portability and more integrated partnerships to help our customers explore what they’re passionate about.

“Greater screen real estate means a more immersive experience whether that’s video calls with friends and family or binge watching your favourite series. And, as our Galaxy users have come to expect, the fan favourite Tab S-Pen comes in-the-box. All-day battery and super-fast charging make the Tab S8 the ultimate on-the-go productivity tool.”

The Galaxy Tab S8 series will launch at retail on March 4, the same date as the new Galaxy S22 series smartphones. The Tab S8 starts from $1,099, the Tab S8+ starts from $1,499, and the Tab S8 Ultra starts from $1,799.

Partners, including mobile carriers, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Officeworks and Amazon, have a pre-order offer that adds the keyboard cover as an inclusion with the purchase.