The Galaxy Tab S8 May Be Getting An FE Edition

Samsung launched three models in the Galaxy Tab S8 series earlier this year, but it appears there is a fourth and more pocket-friendly version on the way. With the Galaxy Tab S8 series, Samsung decided to adopt the same naming system it uses for the Galaxy S series flagship phones. So there is a standard Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus, and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.

Like the S series flagships, the three tablets differ with respect to size but are powered by the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and ship with a stylus. Other differences between the three include display type (LCD or AMOLED), fingerprint sensor (side-mounted or under-display), stylus type, and battery capacity.


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The upcoming tablet is believed to be the Galaxy Tab S8 FE, the successor to the Galaxy Tab S7 FE released in May 2021. Evidence of the device is reported to have first surfaced in 2021, but it didn't launch alongside its siblings. Now the folks at Galaxy Club have spotted the device on the popular benchmarking platform, Geekbench. According to the source, the Galaxy Tab S8 FE will be available in two versions – a 5G version with model number SF-X506B and a Wi-Fi version with model number SF-X500. The former is the model that was spotted on Geekbench.

A MediaTek Chipset Instead Of Qualcomm

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Display

The benchmark site reveals the tablet runs Android 13, has 4GB of RAM, and is powered by MediaTek's MT8791V/TZA chipset, a.k.a. Kompanio 900T. The 6nm chipset was announced in Sept. 2021 as a 5G chipset for tablets and PCs. It has eight CPU cores in a 2+6 cluster that includes two Cortex-A78 performance cores and six Cortex-A55 power-efficient cores. Like the Galaxy Tab S7 FE, the Galaxy Tab S8 FE is expected to be available in multiple configurations.

While not much is known about the tablet, the screen is expected to be an LCD panel like the Galaxy Tab S8. However, it's unclear if it will have a 120Hz refresh rate like its siblings or downgrade to a 90Hz screen. There is also a possibility that it may have a larger display than the Galaxy Tab S8, since the Galaxy Tab S7 FE has a larger screen than the Galaxy Tab S7. The Galaxy Tab S8 FE should also come with an S Pen stylus in the box when it launches. There is no set date for the launch, but there are rumors Samsung may not announce it until 2023.

Source: GalaxyClub