If you are a creative person who prefers to wield a stylus or your fingers over a mouse and keyboard but still loves to have the option to use a mouse and keyboard, then you may want to check out the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Tablet.
Like its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S8, the new S9 has three models: Galaxy Tab S9, S9+, and S9 Ultra. Whichever model you choose, it benefits from an eye-popping Dynamic AMOLED 3x display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, and an in-box, IP68-rated S Pen.
The Galaxy Tab S9 is also the first Galaxy Tab S series to achieve an IP68 rating, btw, so hurrah to creating outdoors (perhaps at the poolside?).
Key differences between the models are physical dimensions and weight, the main camera and the front-facing camera, memory and storage, and of course, battery capacity.
The Galaxy Tab S9 has a 60-120 Hz 11-inch display, measures 165.8 x 254.3 x 5.9 mm, weighs 498/500g (Wi-Fi/5G), has an 8,000 mAh battery, and is equipped with a 13 MP AF camera main camera and a 12 MP ultra-wide front-facing camera.
The Galaxy S9+ is a 60-120 Hz 12.4-inch tablet that measures 185.4 x 285.4 x 5.7 mm and weighs 581/586g (Wi-Fi/5G) and is outfitted with a 10,090 mAh battery. It has a dual rear-facing camera featuring a 13 MP AF and an 8 MP ultra-wide camera. Around the front, it has the same 12 MP ultra-wide as the base S9.
The range-topper, the Galaxy S9 Ultra, has a laptop-size 14.6-inch 60-120 Hz screen. It measures 208.6 x 326.4 x 5.5 mm and tips the scales at a hefty 732g for the Wi-Fi model and 737g for the 5G variety. The S9 Ultra gets a beefy 11,200 mAh battery befitting its size.
It shares the same dual camera setup as the S9+, which comprise a 13 MP AF and an 8 MP ultra-wide camera and it has dual front-facing camera too, featuring a 12 MP and 12 MP ultra-wide camera.
Other common spec sheet details include options for 5G/LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.3, quad stereo speakers with Sound by AKG, Dolby Atmos, Samsung Knox, and fingerprint on display.
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series is available for pre-order in select markets starting on July 26, 2023, and it will be available in stores on August 11, 2023.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 sells for US$799.99, while the Galaxy Tab S9+ and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra have retail prices of US$1,119.99 and US$1,319.99, respectively. But there is a pre-order special pricing for the latter two with the Plus going at US$999.99 and the Ultra, for US$1,199.99.