Samsung's upcoming flagship Android tablets, the Galaxy Tab S9 series, are highly anticipated. Last year, Samsung released three models in the Galaxy Tab S8 series, including the premium Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, aimed at competing with Apple's iPad Pro. The expectations for Samsung's 2023 tablet flagships are even higher. Here's what we know about the Galaxy Tab S9 series so far.
Rumors suggest that Samsung is indeed working on three new models for the Galaxy Tab S9 line. According to GalaxyClub, a reliable source for Samsung leaks, the new tablet series will follow the Galaxy Tab S8 line and consist of the Galaxy Tab S9, Galaxy Tab S9 Plus, and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. The Dutch publication has also shared the model numbers for each tablet in the series.
- Galaxy Tab S9: SM-X710 (Wi-Fi), SM-X716B (5G Global)
- Galaxy Tab S9 Plus: SM-X810 (Wi-Fi), SM-X816B (5G Global)
- Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra: SM-X910 (Wi-Fi), SM-X916B (5G Global)
The release date of Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah (UAE):
The release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series coincided with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series in early 2022. However, no new tablet announcements accompanied the Samsung Galaxy S23 launch earlier this year. This is likely because Samsung plans to release the Galaxy Tab S9 series in the second half of the year, alongside the expected releases of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5. The Elec reported that Samsung had postponed the development of the new tablets due to the economic slowdown and weakened demand for tech products. As a result, the Tab S9 series launch has apparently been pushed further into 2023.
Features & Specification:
As for the features and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series, there have been some leaks and rumors. Renders of the Galaxy Tab S9 Plus have surfaced, suggesting that Samsung will stick mostly to the same design aesthetics as the Galaxy Tab S8 series. The only noticeable difference seems to be the inclusion of dual rear cameras resembling those found on the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. However, it is uncertain if the entire Tab S9 series will have the same design.
According to an exclusive report from SamMobile, the Galaxy Tab S9 series is expected to have an IP67 rating, indicating water resistance—an upgrade from previous Samsung flagship tablets. The S Pen, which received FCC certification in April, is likely to support Bluetooth Low Energy and feature a built-in 2.40V capacitor for quick recharging. It is expected to attach magnetically to the tablet.
Leaked information from various sources suggests that the Tab S9 Ultra will be powered by an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, similar to the one found in the Galaxy S23 series. It may also feature a 10,880mAh battery, slightly smaller than its predecessor but still larger than the battery of the 2022 iPad Pro. Additionally, rumors indicate that the Ultra could have a 14.6-inch display, 16GB of RAM (LPDDR5X), and an 11,200mAh battery with 45W wired charging.
For the Tab S9 Plus, leaks suggest a 12.4-inch display with a resolution of 1,752 x 2,800. It may include two rear cameras, a selfie camera, and an under-display optical fingerprint sensor, along with S Pen support and 45W charging.
Surprisingly, the base Galaxy Tab S9 model might feature an OLED display this time, as indicated by DSCC head Ross Young. This would be an improvement over the LCD panels used in previous base models.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Prices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah - UAE
As for pricing, there is no official information available yet. However, it is expected that the Galaxy Tab S9 series will be priced similarly to the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup. This would mean that the regular Tab S9 model could start around 2999, the Tab S9 Plus around 3999, and the Tab S9 Ultra being the most expensive, possibly starting at 4699.