Samsung has made it clear that users will not need a charger with their Galaxy Tab S8 buyers. Samsung Online Shop confirms that the Galaxy Tab S8 did not come with a charger in the box. Unfortunately, the packaging only includes the USB-C data cable, not the power brick.
Logically, it is fair to assume that Samsung’s decision to ditch the AC adapter will be driven by more durable packaging. Fewer items in the box can lead to a smaller box, i.e. less packaging. However, there is really no way to find out what prompted Samsung to go on this pathway.
Looking at the price of the device, you would think that Samsung might have an AC adapter. And the news is a little worse. The charger is not available on any version of the Galaxy Tab S8.
No charger is available on any version of Galaxy Tab S8!
If not getting the Galaxy Tab S8 charger is not so bad then it is not getting any kind of charger. If you do not buy one of the more expensive models, perhaps the biggest advantage is that you do not feel left out.
On the other hand, a device with an actual price of $700 does not seem to come with an AC plug. Even more insane when you consider the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra priced at a minimum of $1,100 or $1,400 for a top model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
What makes this decision even more interesting is that Samsung’s main competitor in the tablet space, Apple has AC adapters with its latest iPads. What do you get when you buy a Galaxy Tab S8, S8 +, or S8 Ultra?
Well, unlike the tablet, the box has a USB-C data cable, an S Pen, and an SD card slot ejector tool. And that’s it. While this may not be a big problem for those who have an AC adapter from a recent device, some users will definitely need a new one.
And in this case, they would have to buy it separately if they did not already have it. There is good news though. Samsung has a 45W power adapter that comes with an extra cable that sells for $50.
4 AI and Connectivity features that make your Galaxy Buds smarter
Do you want to make your Galaxy Buds smarter and more connected? Samsung recently announced a software update that will let you do just that. The update allows Galaxy Buds users to enjoy some of the Galaxy AI features that were previously exclusive to the Galaxy S24 series.
Notably, new features are only compatible with Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, Buds 2, and Buds FE. Samsung said that it will continue to develop the Galaxy Buds series to provide users with seamless connectivity and the best sound anytime, anywhere.
Here are four Galaxy AI and connectivity features that you can now use with your Galaxy Buds.
The Interpreter feature lets you have real-time conversations in different languages with the help of your Galaxy Buds and your Galaxy S24 smartphone. You can hear the translation through the Buds, while the other person can hear it through the smartphone speaker.
You can also switch the order of speech by touching the Buds. This feature is perfect for traveling or meeting new people from different cultures.
The feature lets you share the same audio source with multiple Galaxy Buds 2 Pro devices. You can use this feature not only on TVs but also on smartphones and tablets, including the Galaxy S24 series.
This feature creates a realistic and immersive sound experience by tracking your head movements. You can use this feature not only on smartphones and tablets but also on TVs. This feature is ideal for enjoying your favorite shows, movies, or games with a surround sound effect.
The Auto Switch feature automatically switches the connection of your Galaxy Buds to the Galaxy smartphone when a call comes in. You can also use this feature on laptops, including the Galaxy Book 4 series. This feature is convenient for staying connected and productive across different Samsung devices.
These Samsung Galaxy phones have received February 2024 security update (List)
Samsung is one of the leading smartphone makers that delivers timely security updates to its devices. The company has started rolling out the February 2024 security patch to many of its Galaxy phones and tablets, starting with Galaxy Z Flip 3.
February 2024 security patch contains CVE and SVE items to improve the security and stability of the device to provide a better and more secure experience. The update also fixes over 75 issues which mainly resolves problems with Smart Suggestions, Auto Hotspot, and Bootloader.
The security update is being rolled out in phases, depending on the regions and models. Therefore, some Galaxy users may have to wait a bit longer to get the notification. However, users can also manually check for the update by going to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install.
Here is a list of Samsung Galaxy phones that have received the February 2024 security update so far:
- Galaxy S24
- Galaxy S24 Plus
- Galaxy S24 Ultra
- Galaxy S23
- Galaxy S23 Plus
- Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Galaxy S23 FE
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22 Plus
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21 Plus
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 5
- Galaxy Z Flip 5
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy A54
- Galaxy A53
- Galaxy A15 5G
- Galaxy A51 5G
- Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy M33
- Galaxy F54
- Galaxy Tab S9
- Galaxy Tab S9 Plus
- Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
We will update this list as more Galaxy devices get the update. Stay tuned…
[U: India] 1st Samsung Galaxy S24 update with Camera and Display enhancements expands to Europe
Samsung is expanding the first software update of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series in India. Identified via version S92xBXXU1AXBA, the update comes with a camera and display improvements as well as installs the February 2024 security patch. Users will have to download around 670MB package to install the update.
The fresh update improves the security and stability of the smartphone to provide a better performance. It installs the latest Android patch, fixing over 75 flaws to make your device more secure, stable, and reliable.
Also, the update brings notable camera and display improvements to enhance the usability experience. It adds a ‘display vividness’ feature for better screen color intensity customization.
Furthermore, it also comes with the latest camera stabilization code for image quality and clarity. The update includes the latest Google security patches to address various vulnerabilities and bugs within the Android system.
Samsung Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Ultra are receiving a February 2024 update in Europe with a One UI build version S92xBXXU1AXB5. It weighs around 700MB package.
To check the update, you just need to navigate to the device’s Settings, then a Software update, and Download and install. If you have received the update, install it now to get enhanced features and next-level experience.
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