Speaking on the Leaked Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Release Date and Chipsets, if you were hoping the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 range might still land this year, you’re presumably out of luck, as the latest leak suggests it will dispatch around a similar time as the Samsung Galaxy S22 range.
This claim comes from a post on Clien.net (a South Korean message board), that was reposted on Twitter by FrontTron (a leaker with a solid track record). We don’t know exactly when the Galaxy S22 range will land, but we’re confident that it will be in 2022, quite possibly in January.
Leaked Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Release Date and Chipsets
This leak also lines up with most of other delivery date reports, so while a dispatch this year appeared to be a possibility at one stage, it presently appears to be unlikely.
The possible delivery timing wasn’t the lone thing uncovered in this post though, as they also claim that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will utilize an Exynos 2200 chipset. This is Samsung’s next flagship chipset, and it isn’t out yet, but we’re expecting to see it in some versions of the Samsung Galaxy S22.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus meanwhile will apparently utilize the Snapdragon 898 chipset, which is another at this point unreleased top-end chipset that will likely find its direction into some Galaxy S22 models.
This claim is actually at chances with a previous report though, which suggested every one of the three models would utilize a Snapdragon 898 chipset, so we’d take this with a pinch of salt.
Analysis of the Exynos processor
The Exynos 2200 might have the Snapdragon 898 beat. Samsung using two different chipsets in a similar range isn’t surprising, as it routinely does this with the Samsung Galaxy S range. In any case, what is a bit more surprising is it using different chipsets in different models, rather than different regions.
If Samsung truly is planning to save the Exynos 2200 for the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra then that suggests it considers the To be as a more impressive option than the Snapdragon 898, especially since the post claiming this specifically says that Samsung plans to equip the Ultra model with the best specs possible.
Typically, the top Snapdragon and Exynos options are viewed as generally equivalent, and if anything benchmarks tend to give the top Snapdragon chipsets the edge in recent years. So this could mean we’ll see a tremendous upgrade to the Exynos range if this leak is right and if Samsung is right to be this confident in it.
For sure, there is evidence that the Exynos 2200 could be an incredible chipset though. Previous reports have suggested it could rival even the M1 chipset that Apple utilizes in MacBooks and the iPad Pro (2021) range, and we realize that it supports high-end graphics tech, for example, beam tracing.
Notwithstanding, the Exynos 2200 is also reportedly going to be in short supply. So while it’s possible that Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra purchasers wherever will have the option to take it for a spin, a larger number of regions than ordinary might get the Samsung Galaxy S22 range with a Snapdragon chipset.