While Samsung has almost a full list of products prepped for a big Unpacked announcement next week, something we’re definitely not will see unveiled at the company show The August 10 event is… a real slate.
This is obviously because the Galaxy Tab S8 family is still quite young, having only been properly launched a few months ago following a Inauguration in February and several weeks of supply problems caused by a combination of high demand and low production.
With all that behind them, the high-end Tab S8, S8+ and S8 Ultra can undoubtedly be great alternatives to Apple’s latest iPad Pros for people who prefer Android tablets…unless you think being able to settle for a Galaxy Tab S7+ instead.
Despite its fairly advanced age, the giant 12.4-inch released in August 2020 seems like a very smart buy right now at the low price of $529.99 with 256GB of internal storage space. That’s down from $929.99 at Best Buy, which is the price all authorized US retailers were charging for this Wi-Fi-only version of the Tab S7 Plus.
Believe it or not, it’s also how much Samsung is charging as of this writing, which makes Best Buy’s new deal simply unbeatable. Sure, a discounted price of $530 still doesn’t make the Galaxy Tab S7+ conventionally affordable, but that’s because this bad boy is no pushover, even by 2022 standards.
In fact, the The Tab S7+ really isn’t that different from this year’s Tab S8+, obviously packing an older and slower Snapdragon 865 processor while sporting the exact same state-of-the-art Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support, the exact same huge 10,090 battery mAh capable of 45W charging speeds, extremely similar dual rear facing cameras, and the exact same ultra-slim design made from a premium combination of aluminum and glass.
The 256GB storage configuration also comes with a solid 8GB RAM count, and on top of everything, your $529.99 will also buy you an S Pen that boosts productivity and encourages creativity. Last but not least, the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is running Android 12 on the software side these days, with an Android 13 update looking guaranteed to land at some point down the line. Bottom line, there’s very little that reveals the tablet’s true age, making it a bargain 2022.