While Samsung is an almost full list of products prepared for a big Unpacked announcement next week, one thing we are sure not going to see unveiled at the company The August 10 event is… a real slate.
That’s obvious because the Galaxy Tab S8 family is still quite young and was only properly released a few months ago after a Unveiling in February and a few weeks from supply problems caused by a combination of strong 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 those who prefer Android tablets… unless you feel like you’re can take with a Galaxy Tab S7+ instead.
Despite its rather advanced age, the 12.4-inch giant released in August 2020 seems like a very smart purchase right now for the low price of $529.99 with 256 gigs of internal storage space. That’s less than $929.99 at Best Buy, which is how much all authorized US retailers used to charge for this Wi-Fi-only version of the Tab S7 Plus.
Believe it or not, that’s how much Samsung is charging at the time of writing, which makes Best Buy’s new deal simply unbeatable. Of course, a discounted price of $530 still doesn’t make the Galaxy Tab S7+ conventionally affordable, but that’s because this bad boy isn’t an issue, even by 2022 standards.
In fact, the Tab S7+ is really not that different from this year’s Tab S8+, obviously featuring an older and slower Snapdragon 865 processor, while having the exact same state-of-the-art Super AMOLED display with support for 120Hz refresh rate, the exact same massive 10,090mAh battery capable of 45W charging speeds, extremely similar dual rear – cameras and the exact same wafer-thin design made from a high-quality combination of aluminum and glass.
The 256GB storage configuration also comes with a solid 8GB RAM count, plus your $529.99 also gets you a productivity-enhancing and creativity-boosting S Pen. Last but certainly not least, the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus runs Android 12 on the software side of things these days, with an Android 13 update looking guaranteed at some point. In short, there’s very little that betrays the tablet’s true age, making it an excellent bargain for 2022.