Samsung’s large 14.6-inch Android pill has a Macbook-style show notch

Promotional image of mammoth computer tablet being used.
Enlarge / The Galaxy Tab S8 Extremely, with S-Pen and outrageously slim bezels.

Android tablets is perhaps exhibiting new indicators of life because of Google’s push with Android 12L, however Samsung by no means left the Android pill market. Alongside Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S22, the corporate can also be revving its pill line, and it is supersizing Galaxy tablets with the Galaxy S8 Tab Extremely.

The Galaxy S8 Tab Extremely is a monster. Its 14.6-inch (370.8 mm), 120 Hz 2960×1848 OLED show has a 16:10 facet ratio. The 326.4×208.6×5.5 mm (12.8×8.2×0.2 inch) aluminum physique homes an 11,200 mAh battery, and it weighs a whopping 1.6 kilos (0.73 kg). It is larger than the highest half of many laptops.

The keyboard case makes this tablet fully laptop-sized.
Enlarge / The keyboard case makes this pill absolutely laptop-sized.

Samsung’s option to construct an ultrabig pill got here with the choice to slim down the bezels, which I do not assume anybody has ever requested for on a pill. You may grip a smartphone across the aspect of it, so the bezel does not contribute a lot. However you want one thing to carry onto with a pill. Samsung went all out on the bezel conflict and added a MacBook Professional-like notch to the S8 Tab Extremely’s entrance show, which homes two 12 MP front-facing cameras (one is a wide-angle lens).

The Extremely mannequin is $1,099.99, the identical value as a 12.9-inch iPad Professional. For specs, you get a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a MicroSD slot. Two extra configs can be found: a 12GB RAM/256GB storage choice for $1,199.99, and a 16GB RAM/512GB storage choice for $1,399.99. 5G fashions are additionally out there. There’s an in-screen fingerprint reader, USB-C port, Wi-Fi 6E, and two rear cameras: a 13 MP most important digicam and a 6 MP wide-angle. Samsung couldn’t discover room for a headphone jack on the 14.6-inch behemoth.

The keyboard case has a holder for the S-Pen. The top of the cover folds down, allowing you to get at the S-Pen.
Enlarge / The keyboard case has a holder for the S-Pen. The highest of the quilt folds down, permitting you to get on the S-Pen.


The system comes with a stylus that Samsung simply calls an “S-Pen,” although it’s nothing just like the small, plastic “S-Pen” that lives within the Galaxy S22 Extremely. That is Apple Pencil-sized and presumably takes a battery. The stylus magnetically attaches to the again of the pill, consistent with the digicam bump. This massive S-Pen additionally works on the S22 Extremely, for those who occur to purchase each gadgets and do not wish to undock your S22 pen.

Samsung additionally has a keyboard case, turning your huge pill right into a medium-sized laptop computer. The keyboard connects to the pill through a set of pogo pins and features a trackpad and backlit keys. The keyboard is generally $349, however you will get one free with a preorder.

The Galaxy Tab S8 Extremely is up for preorder now on, and it ships February 25.

Take one last look at that weird notch.
Enlarge / Take one final take a look at that bizarre notch.


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