Samsung unveiled three tablets at its latest Unpacked event: the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S8, the 12.4-inch Tab S8+, and the 14.1-inch Tab S8 Ultra, with prices ranging from $699.99 to $1,099.99. The new models inherit the good features like the 120Hz AMOLED screen and the high-resolution cameras, but besides that, you can also see some improvements that make the S8 series a very competitive rival of iPad, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, Wi-Fi 6E support, the upgraded DeX, S Pen compatibility and more.
Whether the Galaxy Tab S8 series is your top choice or you’re going to further compare different tablets, one thing that you really care about may be charging. Does Galaxy Tab S8 series support fast charging? How to charge Tab S8 for the first time? In this essay, you’ll have an answer.
Does Galaxy Tab S8 series support fast charging?
The S8, S8+, and S8 Ultra have an 8,000mAh, 10,090mAh, and 11,200mAh battery respectively, which should last you from 13-15 hours of video playback. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors. All the handsets support 45W fast charging, and you either need 80 minutes (for S8 and S8+) or 90 minutes (for S8 Ultra) to fully charge them.
There’s no support for wireless charging, but you can take advantage of wired reverse charging (15W) via the USB-C cable for your Galaxy phones, such as Galaxy S22.
Does Galaxy Tab S8 series have a charger in the box?
Though ditching the charger is limited to smartphones these days, you will get no free charger with the new Galaxy Tab S8 series for the first time. In comparison, all of the iPad models still include a free 20W charging adapter. The removal of charger, according to Samsung and other manufacturers, is in consideration of environmental protection and the fact that most people already have a charger on hand. In theory, it’s best to use Samsung’s original charger, but you can also achieve the maximum charging speed by using your old power adapter or buying a new one with a better price tag.
How to charge Galaxy Tab S8 series for the first time?
The batteries used in the current smartphones and tablets are actually Lithium-Ion or Li-Ion, which don’t come with the “memory effect” (meaning that the battery appears to “remember” the smaller capacity) like nickel-based batteries. Instead, they come with a fixed number of charge cycles, so after unboxing your new Galaxy Tab S8, it’s not necessary to charge it right away or discharge it all the way to zero just to charge it again to full for hours.
Most batteries of tablets have about 60% of battery out of the box, so you can absolutely use it until the battery is low. Of course, you may want to fully charge your Tab S8 if you want to use it for an extended period of time.
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