Samsung is yet to release its third generation of Galaxy Z series, and rumors regarding next year’s products have started circulating online. According to the latest, the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup will be released alongside the Galaxy S22 series flagships next year.
Adding to this, the tipster IceUniverse revealed that the Galaxy S8+ will have a big 10090mAh battery, while the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is rumored to come with a massive 11500mAh battery. At the same time, the source disclosed that the new tablet lineup will come pre-packed with One UI 4.0 on top of Android 12 OS.
Tab S8 + will be released with S22. SM8450, One UI 4.0，10090mAh battery. But this is not the best. There is “Ultra”. I won't say it first. Let's wait and see.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 27, 2021
Recently, it’s revealed that the Galaxy S22 series will carry a slightly changed model number strategy, and it looks like the Korean tech giant will bring the same treatment to its upcoming flagship tablet lineup. As per the leaked info, the Galaxy Tab S8 series tablets will have these model numbers:
- Galaxy Tab S8 – SM-X70x
- Galaxy Tab S8 Plus – SM-X80x
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra – SM-X90x
Tab S8+ SM-X806x 10090mAh
Tab S8 Ultra SM-X906x 11500mAh
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 27, 2021
Back in May 2021, it’s reported that the Galaxy Tab S8 tablet will have an 11-inch TFT 120Hz display, flagship processor with 8GB of RAM and 128/256GB storage, a dual-camera system on the back, and a big 8000mAh battery with 45W fast charging.
Apart from this, the Galaxy Tab S8+ is rumored to bring a 12.4-inch OLED 120Hz display, a 10,090mAh battery, and 45W fast charging, and an under-display fingerprint scanner.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, which is expected to come with a laptop-like 14.6-inch 120Hz OLED display, measures just 0.55cm thin and weighs 650g. Furthermore, it could feature memory variants such as 8/12GB RAM and 128/512GB.
Surprisingly, it is expected to feature dual front cameras of an 8MP wide-angle camera and a 5MP ultra-wide camera. S Pen will be included with each model. Lastly, the Tab S8 lineup will be available in Wi-Fi, LTE, and 5G variants, while pricing could start from $740, $1,120, and $1,320 for the Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8+, and Tab S8 Ultra respectively.
Exynos is not rebranding but Dream Chip indeed exists, Samsung states
Recently, it was rumored that Samsung is going to rebrand Exynos as Dream Chip. In a recent development, it has been reported that Samsung Semiconductor disclosed Exynos is not rebranding to Dream Chip anytime soon.
In addition, the company’s semiconductor decision revealed that Dream Chip is an internal project name. Earlier, Samsung formed a Dream Team to research a chipset tailor-made for flagship Galaxy devices.
If Dream Chip is an internal project name, the existence of a Galaxy-exclusive chipset just confirmed. However, it will take time for the company to finally commercialize the processor on Galaxy smartphones.
“All rumors regarding rebranding are not true,” Samsung Semiconductor told us in response to AndroidAuthority’s follow-up question.
Samsung’s Exynos might be coming as Dream Chip next year
Back in October, Samsung unveiled the Exynos 2400 chipset, which is rumored to power Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus in certain markets. The company itself announced its new flagship SoC as “Exynos 2400” while a tipster claims that the Dream Chip coming next year.
Tipster OreXda on X revealed that Samsung will be rebranding Exynos to Dream Chip. It’s a brand inspired by the Dream Team, which the company established to create a chipset tailor-made for Galaxy flagships. If the claim is true, the Galaxy S24’s Exynos 2400 could be advertised as Dream Chip.
Next year, Samsung will be bringing back its dual chipset strategy for Galaxy S flagships. Notably, the S23 is solely powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The S21 series was shipped with Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888, while the S22 series with Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Samsung Galaxy A15 4G/5G use MediaTek SoCs, Exynos 1280 powers the A25 5G
Samsung will launch various new mid-range and affordable phones in 2024. Prior to the official announcement, we’ve got some exciting news about the chipsets used in upcoming Galaxy A phones.
According to the info, Samsung Galaxy A15 4G is powered by MediaTek Helio G99. The smartphone’s 5G variant uses MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ chipset. Besides, Samsung’s Exynos 1280 could power the Galaxy A15 5G device.
This leak comes from a reliable leakster Roland Quandt, who earlier spotted Galaxy A15 5G’s listing on Walmart. The company could unveil the Galaxy A15 4G/5G smartphone next month, with release expected in early 2024.
Samsung Galaxy A15 4G: MTK Helio G99 MT6789V
Samsung Galaxy A15 5G: MTK Dimensity 6100+ MT6835V
Samsung Galaxy A25 5G: Exynos 1280.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) November 28, 2023