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The most versatile Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series is now official

The portable productivity powerhouse is here!

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Samsung today announced its new Galaxy Tab S8 Series, the Galaxy Tab S8 5G/ Wi-Fi and S8+ 5G, and the first-ever Tab S8 Ultra 5G tablet in the lineup with the biggest, boldest display, and most powerful performance Galaxy Tab S has ever offered. Sophisticated hardware, premium productivity features, and the seamless ecosystem Galaxy users count on are combined in a single portable productivity powerhouse, designed to be your perfect companion in an always-on, video-first world. The Galaxy Tab S8 Series offers you the freedom and flexibility you deserve to work and play anywhere like never before.

Each Galaxy Tab S8 offers an improved video conferencing experience with ultra-wide front cameras, a three-microphone setup, and intelligent auto-framing technology for a truly professional video call experience. It offers revolutionary multitasking capabilities with enhanced Multi-active Windows and Samsung DeX, safe and easy file sharing with password-protected Quick Share, and powerful productivity with the new, super-fast 4nm processor and a smoother than ever S Pen in the box.

All this is packed into the thinnest and toughest Armor Aluminum body for greater portability, and to enhance your mobile experience further, Galaxy Tab S8 Series works hand-in-hand with your full ecosystem of Galaxy devices, with features like Second Screen and Buds Auto Switch.

“As we rely more on videos to stay connected and entertained, we know that a tablet’s most compelling feature is its large screen and portability. We built on years of innovation in mobile experiences to refine the Galaxy Tab S8 Series, and to push the boundaries of what’s possible on a tablet with the first Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G.”

said TM Roh, President & Head of MX Business at Samsung Electronics.

Expand Your World with the First Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G offers a premium tablet experience unlike any Galaxy Tab before. With its expansive 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display and 120Hz refresh rate, it also boasts Galaxy Tab’s thinnest ever bezels at 6.3mm for a maximum screen-to-body ratio for a truly immersive experience. Its gorgeous display is housed in the thinnest, lightest, but strongest body yet, protected by an Armor Aluminum frame that is over 30% more scratch-resistant and 40% less prone to bending than Galaxy Tab S7. For the most premium technology that you can take just about anywhere, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is built to fully immerse you in every video, movie, game, and more, the on-the-move.

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Equipped with powerful dual 12MP front cameras, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra also transforms your video call experience with professional 4K video quality. Advanced hardware meets software with Samsung’s auto-framing technology that automatically keeps you in focus during a call, while also zooming in or out to include new participants as they join you.

You’ll also sound as clear as you look, thanks to three precision microphones that use advanced noise reduction technology to prevent unwanted background chatter. Quad Speakers with Dolby Atmos®, found on all three Galaxy Tab S8 models, ensure that everything sounds incredible, with lifelike detail and clarity.

Work, Play and Connect Like Never Before

Whether you want to explore your artistic side, be immersed in dynamic, lag-free gaming, or simply multitask with ease, the Galaxy Tab S8 Series is the tablet you need for unbeatable performance. Equipped with the fastest processor ever in a Galaxy Tab – a 4nm chip – Galaxy Tab S8 5G/ Wi-Fi and S8+ 5G also provide ample RAM and storage for any task. If you need more, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G packs in up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage, and all three models offer expandable storage by up to 1 TB with an optional microSD card.

The Galaxy Tab S8 Series is also the first Samsung tablet to support Wi-Fi 6E, which provides up to double the bandwidth and a maximum speed of Wi-Fi 6, and with optimized network quality, you don’t have to stress about weak connections. Alternatively, share content in a flash with hyperfast and secure Galaxy 5G – whether it’s for dialing into class remotely or clearing out your inbox while commuting, optimized network quality can alleviate some of the stress of weak connections.

On Galaxy Tab S8 Series, you’re always ready for action, fueled by an intelligent all-day battery that supports hours of video playback when you’re in the middle of a movie marathon. It supports 45W super-fast charging that can get you back to 100% in 80 minutes. If your other devices need a power boost on the go, simply connect your Galaxy Tab S8 to a Galaxy S22 smartphone with a USB-C cable, and the tablet’s incredible fast-charging battery can double as a portable charger.

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G and S8+ 5G both come with a new and improved S Pen that uses a prediction algorithm for ultra-low latency — delivering an incredible writing experience that mimics gliding a pen across paper. And for the first time ever, Samsung’s exclusive partnership with Clip Studio Paint can turn your smartphone into a digital color palette, your S Pen into a paintbrush, and Galaxy Tab S8’s expansive screen into your canvas. Customize tools and choose brush options, and even select vivid real-world colors from pictures taken on your synced phone.

Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G’s new 4K recording capabilities now allow you to capture crisp, eye-catching videos with both the rear camera and ultra-wide front camera. Content creators and streamers can capture online tutorials and gameplay effortlessly, using customizable Selfie Videos that are now embedded within Samsung’s Screen Recorder. With LumaFusion’s premier editing tool coming soon to Galaxy, you will soon be able to use your Galaxy Tab S8 and S Pen to make precise edits to 4K videos.

Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G’s expansive screen also makes it easy for you to split the screen into multiple, resizable windows, so you can multitask without having to toggle between apps. Get inspired, search websites, and annotate presentation slides — all in one view.

Tablets also play an important role in keeping you connected to others. Samsung has partnered with Google for even better video calling and live sharing experiences through Google Duo, so you can co-watch videos with your friends on YouTube, share your browser to help plan your next meetup, or develop creative ideas using Jamboard, Google’s interactive whiteboard. 

Life Opens Up with Galaxy

The Galaxy Tab S8 Series performs seamlessly with the entire open Galaxy ecosystem. Openness means giving you the flexibility to define your own mobile experience and easily use Galaxy devices together. We’ve ensured that Samsung’s One UI Tab 4 user interface offers you a consistent and intuitive experience, seamless connectivity as well as smart integrations that flow from your Galaxy Tab S8 to smartphone and PC and back again.

When inspiration strikes on the go, use the S Pen to jot down reminders in a new and improved Samsung Notes app on the Galaxy Tab S8 Series and pull them up on your smartphone later for easy reference. And with the Galaxy Tab S8 Series and Galaxy S22 Ultra, Quick Share enables you to share photos, videos, and files between devices twice as fast as before.

Thanks to Auto Switch, your Galaxy Buds will automatically pair from your Galaxy Tab S8 to your Galaxy S22, so users can move between devices without missing a beat. And for the first time, Samsung Health is available on Galaxy tablets so you can browse fitness videos for workout content and keep track of your health and fitness data from your Galaxy Watch on a larger screen.

You can also turn Galaxy Tab S8 into a portable second monitor with touchscreen capabilities for Galaxy PCs for side-by-side multitasking. And enhancements to Samsung DeX – a convenient desktop experience that takes the Galaxy Tab S8 from tablet mode to desktop mode – now allows transparent app windows and DeX mirroring for when you want to share your tablet’s screen on an external display.

A Tablet You Can Trust and Feel Good About

In today’s always-connected world, security is more important than ever, which is why all three Galaxy Tab S8 models are equipped with new features that give the ability to track when your tablet’s camera and microphone are in use and allow you to instantly block all app access to prevent unwanted recording. The Galaxy Tab S8 Series is also protected by Samsung’s industry-leading Knox Vault platform, which encrypts personal data and keeps stored files and information isolated from the device’s main operating system to safeguard it from attacks. All members of the lineup sport an intuitive fingerprint scanner that enables single-touch device unlocking.

As part of our commitment to giving users the best possible mobile performance and experience, the Galaxy Tab S8 Series will be supported by up to four generations of Android OS upgrades and 5 years of security updates. Now millions of Galaxy users can increase the lifecycle of their devices even further with the most up-to-date security, productivity, and other exciting new features, as Samsung continues to scale this effort across our product line-up and your Galaxy ecosystem.

Standout Sustainable Design

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G and S8+ 5G come in bold and timeless Graphite, and Galaxy Tab S8 comes in two sophisticated shades — Silver and Pink Gold. Samsung is also releasing a new Galaxy Tab S8 UltraBook Cover Keyboard that takes the Ultra’s functionality even further with wider, backlit keycaps, customizable shortcut settings, and adjustable standing angles. The Book Cover Keyboard features premium, antimicrobial polyurethane leather and a glass-coated touchpad that enables smooth and responsive typing. Plus, Wireless Keyboard Share can link your connected keyboard to a Galaxy smartphone for easy typing across devices.

You also have plenty of ways to express your personal style with distinctive Galaxy Tab S8 accessories and add-ons, including a Book Cover and Protective Standing Cover that lets you use your tablet in various angles, and an eye-catching Strap Cover to hold your Tab S8 in the orientation that suits you best.

Samsung is also proud to help reduce ocean-bound plastic and protect the planet, with the Galaxy Tab S8 partially constructed with plastic components repurposed from discarded fishing nets. Samsung is helping lead the industry by employing this practice. The Galaxy Tab S8 devices also come in Samsung’s slimmest packaging to date, made from sustainably-sourced paper, which enables the company to lower emissions and produce less waste.

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Pricing and Availability

Starting February 9, 11 pm to March 3, customers can pre-order the Galaxy Tab S8 Series via Samsung Online Store, while pre-order via Samsung Authorized Dealers, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com, MemoXpress.com, and other Authorized Online Partners will be from February 10 to March 3.

The ultimate productivity bundle worth up to PHP 32,723 awaits those who pre-order the Galaxy Tab S8 Series.

Customers will get a Book Cover Keyboard worth PHP 17,599, and the Galaxy Buds Pro worth PHP 9,990 when they pre-order the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G. Those who choose to pre-order the Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G will get a Book Cover Keyboard Slim worth PHP 8,099, and the Galaxy Buds Live worth PHP 7,990, while the Book Cover Keyboard Slim worth PHP 7,099 and the Galaxy Buds2 worth PHP 6,990 come with the Galaxy Tab S8 5G or Wi-Fi. All these bundles include a one-year personal subscription to Microsoft 365, a one-year subscription to VIU Premium, and four months of YouTube Premium, worth PHP 5,134.

Samsung Care+, a dedicated product support service covering accidental damages, repairs, and more, will be available for the Galaxy Tab S8 Series in select markets at 50% off starting February 9 until March 31.

Starting March 4, the Galaxy Tab S8 Series will be available in Samsung Online Store, Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Authorized Dealers, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com, and MemoXpress Online. The Galaxy Tablets will retail at Php 77,990 SRP for the Galaxy S8 Ultra 5G in Graphite, Php 63,990 SRP for the Galaxy S8+ 5G in Graphite, Php 49,990 SRP for the Galaxy Tab S8 5G in Silver, and Php 41,990 SRP for the Tab S8 Wi-Fi in Silver and Pink Gold.

RV Cuarto is the founder and editor-in-chief of EveryTechEver, a startup team of writers and researchers. He started in tech journalism in the early days of 2012 as the founder of the successful tech site Nokia Revolution. His belt of experience spans across the industry, from consumer electronics, data operations, and cloud computing, with several brands including Dell, Nokia, Realme, and Huawei. He is also an HIV advocate and a public speaker. He spends his free time singing, playing mobile games, and experimenting with new recipes in his kitchen. Follow him on Tiktok.

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Here’s what you need to know

Is this the best option if you want a phone that also functions as a small tablet?

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold was revolutionary when it was originally introduced in 2019. Even though the overall formula hasn’t altered dramatically three generations later, Samsung has greatly improved it. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the most advanced foldable produced by the firm to date thanks to those years of improvement.

On August 10, 2022, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 was released as part of the summer season of Galaxy Unpacked events. The general sale date was set for August 26 and preorders began that day. At the same event, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is simply a more refined version of the company’s already-proven formula. The new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC upgrades both the processor and cameras. The design has been slightly modified to provide a little bit more screen real estate, better durability, and an all-around more attractive grip. The experience is further enhanced by some new software techniques and new colors.

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 doesn’t significantly change from its predecessors overall. As usual, it seems to be a “regular” smartphone when folded, although a rather thick one. However, if you open it up like a book, a sizable foldable display is revealed. When you need more space, the inner display lets you use it like a tablet, while the outer display lets you use it like a regular smartphone.

galaxy z fold 4

There is hardly any competition for Samsung in the foldables market. The competition it does have—from Motorola, Oppo, Xiaomi, and a few other companies—cannot compete with Samsung’s global presence. In North America, you have two options if you want a foldable phone: a Samsung “fold” type phone or a Samsung “flip” style phone.

In light of this, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is currently the greatest foldable smartphone available worldwide. It has many advantages over the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and is more powerful and capable than the Galaxy Z Fold 3 from a year ago. If you want a folding smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the best one you can get right now.

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 not only has some of the best hardware on the market, but it also boasts the best software commitment of any foldable available. Samsung will send security updates for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 for five years and four Android upgrades, making it a good long-term investment.

galaxy z fold 4

Obviously, this phone is pricey. A used or refurbished Galaxy Z Fold 3 could be a better choice if you can’t afford the minimum price of $1,799. A Galaxy Z Flip 4 is another option and starts at $999. However, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is now the best option if you want a phone that also functions as a small tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
DisplaysExterior:
– 1.9-inch Super AMOLED
– 512 x 260
– Gorilla Glass Victus Plus
Interior:
– 6.7-inch Super AMOLED
– 120Hz refresh rate
– 2,640 x 1,080)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
RAM8GB
Storage128, 256, or 512GB
UFS 3.1
No expandable storage
Power3,700mAh battery
25W Super Fast Charging
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Wireless PowerShare
No charger in the box
CamerasExterior:
– 12MP wide, 1.8μm, OIS, Dual Pixel AF, ƒ/1.8
– 12MP ultrawide, 1.12μm, ƒ/2.2Internal:
– 10MP, 1.22μm, ƒ/2.4
AudioStereo speakers
Dolby Atmos support
No 3.5mm headphone port
SIMSingle nano-SIM tray
eSIM support
BiometricsSide-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor
SoftwareAndroid 12
One UI 4.1
Dimensions and weightFolded dimensions:
– 84.9 x 71.9 x 17.1mm (measured at hinge)Unfolded dimensions:
– 165.2 x 71.9 x 6.9mmWeight:
– 187gIPX8 water resistance
ColorsGlobal: Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, BlueBespoke Edition:
– Front/back: Yellow, White, Navy, Khaki, Red
– Frame: Silver, Black, Gold
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Best OPPO deals to check out at 8.8 ShopeePay Festival

Get up to 50% off when you check out select new products from OPPO this 8.8 ShopeePay Festival!

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We search Shopee every day to discover the best offers. The online retail giant offers some of the greatest discounts on a huge selection of goods, whether you’re looking for a brand-new home appliance or the latest smartphones to satisfy your tech cravings. Shopee can provide for all of your needs.

Because it offers a variety of smartphones at various price points, OPPO is one of the brands we love this year. In the upcoming 8.8 ShopeePay Festival, enjoy more rewards and get the best value when you score the latest OPPO smartphones on Shopee.

Here are our top 3 choices that we recommend you check out:

The new OPPO A16, which has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space, is a good entry-level option that can handle your daily tasks. If you need to shoot photos and upload them right away to your social media sites, the 13MP AI Triple Camera is ideal. The huge 6.5″ HD+ display and large 5000mAh battery are very entertaining for watching your favorite K-drama series. Click here to check out the OPPO A16.

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With the Night Plus Filters, 2MP Bokeh Camera, and AI for Beautification available on the OPPO A55, you can capture every moment as vividly as possible. The Helio G35 chipset’s enormous 5000mAh battery and 18W rapid charging capabilities are ideal for your gaming needs. Click here to check out the OPPO A55.

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The quad lens and AI-assisted camera on the OPPO A94 make it easy to capture all of life’s moments. The A94 captures the journey of life in vivid, precise clarity, from macro to ultra wide-angle and zoom photos. If you consider yourself a power user, the Helio P95 chipset and 8GB+128GB of storage will more than meet your requirements. It would be a shame not to include support for high-speed 30W VOOC flash charging. Click here to check out the OPPO A94.

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Don’t miss any of the awesome deals and promos at the OPPO Official Store in Shopee and enjoy up to 50% off when you check out select new products from OPPO this 8.8 ShopeePay Festival!


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Get up to 56% off on OPPO Gadgets in the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale

From August 8 to 12, grab exciting freebies, vouchers, deals on Shopee and Lazada.

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Heads up, shoppers! OPPO will offer incredible discounts with awesome freebies, vouchers, and deals during the OPPO 8.8 Mega Flash Sale on Shopee and Lazada.

From August 8 to 12, visit and shop on OPPO’s Official Stores to enjoy up to 56% off on OPPO gadgets. You can collect a Php 200 off voucher if you reach a minimum spend of Php 9,999 and a Php 400 off for every minimum purchase of Php 14,999.

Don’t miss the chance to use your Php 50 and Php 55 shipping discount vouchers before checking out if you have a minimum spend of Php 500 on Shopee and Lazada, respectively.

OPPO 8.8 Mega Flash Sale

For Lazada shoppers, you can also get a Php 50 off voucher for every minimum purchase of Php 500, including a 10% cashback on your orders.

Freebies to watch out for on 8.8

If you plan to shop from 12 pm to 2 pm on August 8, take advantage of free G25 Bluetooth earphones for each smartphone order ID. Later in the day, you also can enjoy a free A8 long speaker if you order the OPPO A55 from 9 pm to 11:59 pm.

A wide array of freebies are also in store for you throughout the sale. That includes a free 32GB SD Card when you order OPPO A16 3GB, a free TG113 Bluetooth speaker for every purchase of OPPO A55, a free Neon Island desk pad for all your OPPO Reno6 Series purchases, and a free A8 long speaker with Neon Island desk pad for every OPPO Reno7 Series orders.

Flash deals, and giveaways on OPPO’s 8.8 TikTok Livestream

There’s more to look forward to on 8.8 when you check out OPPO Philippines on TikTok. Be sure to watch out for limited flash deals and giveaways during OPPO’s 8.8 TikTok Livestream on the following dates: August 7 from 2 pm to 9 pm; August 8 from 11 am to 9 pm; August 9 from 11 am to 7 pm, and August 10 from 11 am to 7 pm.

Bundle deals on Shopee, Lazada

Exciting bundle deals are also available from August 8 to 12, such as OPPO Band and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 1,999; OPPO A55 and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 9,499; OPPO A94 and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 11,999; OPPO Reno5 and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 15,999; and OPPO Reno5 5G and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 19,999.

Mark your calendars now! Don’t miss the chance to enjoy OPPO 8.8 Mega Flash Sale spectacular treats to welcome August on Shopee and Lazada, even on TikTok. Add to the cart and check out your favorite OPPO devices at great deals so you can finally take home the gadgets you have been saving up for!

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