The Tab S8 Ultra is finally available at a special price of its own right now with no device trade-in or other strings attached, fetching $1,069.99 at Best Buy in a configuration normally setting you back $1,199.99. We’re talking about a state-of-the-art version with a generous 256 gigs of internal storage space and 12 gigs of memory on deck in addition to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor found inside all members of the Galaxy Tab S8 family.
While Samsung isn’t saying which of its new Android tablets has been the most popular, it’s reasonable to guess the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra isn’t it. This is scarcely a mainstream tablet in a competitive industry long dominated by Apple’s “mid-range” iPads, with a huge 14.6-inch display and a suitable $1,100 starting price. Following their early February announcement (and an unusually long pre-order period during which demand clearly outstripped supply), the smaller but equally powerful Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8+ were also a lot easier to come by in the United States, not to mention that those two models didn’t take long to start receiving surprisingly substantial discounts.
Available in a single graphite hue, this model is somehow more affordable at the time of this writing than an entry-level 128GB storage variant, and in case you’re thinking of alternatives, you should know that Amazon still doesn’t appear to carry the Tab S8 Ultra at all. Samsung, meanwhile, can hook you up with a free pair of Galaxy Buds Pro and $100 credit to spend towards accessories of your choice, a combination that’s naturally worth far more than 130 bucks. But if you simply want to keep your spending to a minimum, Best Buy’s killer new deal is definitely the one to opt for.
At $1069.99, this bad boy undercuts Apple’s latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro edition in an entry-level 128GB configuration (at its list price) while including an always handy S Pen and rocking both dual rear-facing cameras and dual front-facing cameras. Without a doubt the best Android tablet in the world, the Tab S8 Ultra is clearly not for everyone, but thanks to this unprecedented discount, it may well appeal to a few more people than ever before.