Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Unveiled, Here are Specifications, Pricing and Features Details
Samsung has once again set new benchmarks in the world of high-end Android tablets with the introduction of its highly-anticipated Galaxy Tab S9 series. The Galaxy Tab S9, S9 Plus, and S9 Ultra were revealed in all their glory during an exhilarating Unpacked event held in Seoul, South Korea.
Continuing the legacy of the Tab S8 series from the previous year, the Galaxy Tab S9 lineup boasts designs and features that build upon its predecessor’s success, promising an even more remarkable user experience. Enthusiasts and tech-savvy consumers will be delighted to know that preorders for the Galaxy Tab S9 series have already commenced on July 26, with shipping scheduled to begin on August 11.
The Galaxy Tab S9 series adopts OLED screens across all models, a significant improvement from previous generations where this feature was only available in the larger models. Each tablet features a screen capable of refreshing at a stunning 120Hz, providing seamless scrolling and reduced pen latency. The display sizes remain consistent, with the Galaxy Tab S9 sporting an 11-inch screen, the Tab S9 Plus boasting a 12.4-inch display, and the Tab S9 Ultra astounding users with a gargantuan 14.6-inch screen. However, it’s worth noting that Samsung has maintained a 16:10 aspect ratio for all models, potentially making portrait-oriented tasks like reading less comfortable compared to competitors like the iPad or the OnePlus Pad, as reported by The Verge.
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Samsung ensures the durability of its latest tablets by granting them an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, providing users with peace of mind when using their tablets in various environments.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S9 series is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, a Samsung-exclusive version of Qualcomm’s top-tier processor. The base model of the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S9 comes with 8GB of RAM, while the rest of the lineup packs an impressive 12GB, except for the top-of-the-line Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra, which boasts a massive 16GB of RAM. Storage options for the Galaxy Tab S9 start at 128GB and go up to 256GB. For the Tab S9 Plus, users can choose between 256GB and 512GB of internal storage, and the Ultra version offers an astounding 1TB of onboard space. Notably, all three models retain the coveted microSD card slot for expandable storage, a feature absent in most other Android tablets and iPads.
Additionally, Samsung ensures that its high-end S9 tablets stay future-proof with 5G connectivity, ensuring lightning-fast data speeds and connectivity for users on the move.
In terms of other hardware features, Samsung continues to impress with the inclusion of the S Pen stylus, which is thoughtfully provided in the box. The tablets also boast a quad-speaker system, now 20 percent larger than before, with support for Dolby Atmos, promising an immersive audio experience. Furthermore, the Galaxy Tab S9 series sports in-screen fingerprint scanners for secure and effortless authentication.
The Galaxy Tab S9 series provides an unparalleled viewing and creative experience, with Dynamic AMOLED 2X displays and HDR10+ support for scene-by-scene tone optimization. Eye Comfort technology reduces eye strain, and the 16:10 aspect ratio ensures an ideal backdrop for entertainment.
Samsung’s commitment to creativity is further evident with the inclusion of the Galaxy S Pen, now IP68-rated for water and dust resistance. This powerful tool allows users to capture and express their ideas effortlessly. Multi Window and Pop-Up View features enhance productivity, enabling users to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
For a seamless desktop experience, the Galaxy Tab S9 series offers the Book Cover Keyboard and DeX Mode, simulating a desktop setup with maximum tablet portability.
The Galaxy Tab S9 series is available for pre-order starting July 26, with general availability beginning on August 11. With its sleek design, powerful performance, and commitment to sustainability, the Galaxy Tab S9 series aims to revolutionize the tablet market, enriching lives and providing users with a complete premium experience.
Galaxy Tab S9 Series Specifications
|Galaxy Tab S9||Galaxy Tab S9+||Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra|
|Display*||11-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X (60 ~ 120Hz)||12.4-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X (60~ 120Hz)||14.6-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X (60 ~ 120Hz)|
|* Measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.|
|Dimensions||165.8 x 254.3 x 5.9mm||185.4 x 285.4 x 5.7mm||208.6 x 326.4 x 5.5mm|
|Weight||498g (Wi-Fi) / 500g (5G)||581g (Wi-Fi) / 586g (5G)||732g (Wi-Fi) / 737g (5G)|
|Camera||Rear||13MP AF||13MP AF + 8MP Ultra-Wide|
|Front||12MP Ultra-Wide||12MP + 12MP Ultra-Wide|
|Memory & Storage*||8GB + 128GB|
12GB + 256GBmicroSD up to 1TB**
|12GB + 256GB|
12GB + 512GB
microSD up to 1TB**
|12GB + 256GB|
12GB + 512GB
16GB + 1TB
microSD up to 1TB**
|* Storage availability may differ by market, model, color or carrier. Actual storage space availability may vary depending on pre-installed software and by market, model, file size and format.|
** MicroSD card sold separately.
|AP||Qualcomm Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy|
|Battery*||8,400mAh (typical)||10,090mAh (typical)||11,200mAh (typical)|
|* Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard.|
|Connectivity||5G*, LTE**, Wi-Fi 6E***, Wi-Fi Direct Bluetooth® v 5.3|
|* 5G services are only supported in 5G network enabled locations. Requires optimal 5G connection. Actual speed may vary depending on market, carrier and user environment.|
** Availability of LTE model varies by market or carrier.
***Wi-Fi 6E network availability may vary by market, network provider and user environment. Requires optimal connection. Will require a Wi-Fi 6E router.
|* Product color availability may vary by market or carrier.|
|Sound||Quad Stereo Speakers with Sound by AKG, Dolby Atmos®|
|Biometric Authentication||Fingerprint on Display (FOD)|
|Accessories*||S Pen (BLE, Inbox), S Pen Creator Edition|
Book Cover Keyboard, Book Cover Keyboard Slim, Smart Book Cover, Outdoor Cover, Notepaper Screen, Privacy Screen
|* S Pen and USB Type-C cable included inbox. Other accessories are available for purchase separately. Availability of third-party cases may vary by market, carrier and retailer.|