Samsung has once again set the bar high with the launch of its new high-end tablet series — the Galaxy Tab S9, S9+, and the S9 Ultra. These devices are not just a simple upgrade from their predecessors, but a significant leap forward in terms of power, display, and productivity features.
The Galaxy Tab S9 series, unveiled alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 5 Z Flip 5 and the new Watch 6, is Samsung’s bold statement that there’s still room for Android tablets in the market. The three models, each with their unique features, are designed to cater to different user needs, from entertainment enthusiasts to productivity powerhouses.
At the heart of these tablets is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, Qualcomm’s latest SoC, slightly modified to optimize performance on Samsung devices. The tablets come in different RAM and storage versions, with the base model available in 8 GB with 128 GB of memory or 12 GB with 256 GB of storage. The Plus variant comes in a single version of 12 GB of RAM with a choice between 256 or 512 GB of memory. The Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra, the most powerful of the trio, offers an additional configuration of 16 GB of RAM and a whopping 1 TB of storage.
The Galaxy Tab S9 series doesn’t just impress with its performance. The display is equally captivating. The Tab S9 sports an 11-inch panel, the S9+ boasts a 12.4-inch screen, while the S9 Ultra takes it up a notch with a massive 14.6-inch display. All three models feature a Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio and an adaptive refresh rate that varies between 60 and 120 Hz, depending on the content being displayed.
Samsung has also introduced a new technology called Vision Booster, which automatically adjusts the screen’s tone based on lighting conditions, enhancing visibility. Accompanying the display is a new quad-speaker system by AKG, which Samsung claims is 20% larger than last year’s tablets.
The Galaxy Tab S9 series also shines in the camera department. The standard Tab S9 features a 13 MP main camera, while the Plus and Ultra variants include a 12 MP main camera and an ultra-wide-angle lens of the same resolution.
Samsung hasn’t forgotten about productivity-focused features either. All three models are compatible with the S-Pen, included in the box, and come with IP69 water resistance. Samsung has also launched a new S Pen called the S Pen Creator Edition, sold separately, which features a textured material for improved grip and a pointer capable of executing a wider tilt angle.
The Galaxy Tab S9 series is set to hit the market on August 11, with pre-orders starting on July 26. The tablets will be available in two colors: Beige and Graphite. The prices for the different variants range from $799 for the base model to $1199 for the top-end variant.