We’ve already seen the report saying that Verizon is tapping Samsung for the Exynos 2200-powered Galaxy S22 instead of the Snapdragon 898 variant, and now it seems that the electronics giant may go the same path with the upcoming Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. Having been powered by Qualcomm’s flagship chips for a number of years, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra could be powered by the company’s in-house processor.
According to a post on a Korean forum and as quoted by SamMobile, Samsung will use the Exynos 2200 to power the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, with the Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus said to be utilizing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 895 chipset. If true, this would be a huge sign of Samsung’s confidence in its in-house chipmaker, something that seemed almost impossible to envision just 18 months ago.
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is thought to sport a big 14.6-inch panel with a 92% screen-to-body ratio although that seems like it’s veering into Galaxy View territory. Perhaps Samsung will improve its productivity suite (DeX) and market the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra as a laptop/Chromebook replacement device?
We should see the Galaxy Tab S8 announced early 2022 which means the Galaxy Tab S7 series will have to soldier on a little while more.