The most recent upgrades to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series are now available after years of constant improvement. Similar to last year, Samsung will offer a standard tablet with an 11-inch screen and a plus-sized model with a 12.4-inch diagonal, while its top-tier Ultra model has a massive 14.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel. The Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra might not appear to be much that different from its predecessor at first appearance, but Samsung was able to make a number of significant improvements. As the first popular Samsung tablets to provide this degree of ingress protection, all three Galaxy Tab S9 models are now IP68 dust and water resistant. The 14.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display on the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra has a large 1,848 x 2,960px resolution and a 120Hz variable refresh rate. The innovative feature here is Samsung’s Vision Booster, which is also included on Galaxy S23 smartphones and enhances color and display visibility in highly bright environments. A standard wide and an ultrawide 12MP front-facing camera module are housed in the notch cutout, which is still there. The optical in-display fingerprint scanner is also retained, and the quad speakers with AKG tuning are now 20% bigger.
Similar to the Galaxy S23 series and the most recent foldables from Samsung, the Galaxy Tab S9 series is outfitted with the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor. The 12GB or 16GB RAM and 256/512GB or 1TB storage options for the Tab S9 Ultra are available. Additionally, each Tab S9 gadget enables microSD card expansion and is available in Wi-Fi only or 5G trims. Dual camera rings and an LED flash are included on the Tab S9 Ultra’s sleek rear. The primary 13MP sensor has autofocus and supports 4K video recording at up to 60 frames per second. The secondary module has a 12MP ultrawide lens, which should be a significant improvement over the Tab S8 Ultra’s 6MP sensor. Samsung is also bringing continuity features for some flagship Galaxy phones, including the new Flip5, which lets you use your phone as a companion display for your tablet in some apps and offers a shared clipboard across your Galaxy devices. The Tab S9 series boots Android 13 with Samsung One UI 5.1 on top. Samsung has also committed to provide five years of security upgrades and four updates for Android. The Tab S9 line of devices will also gain certain unique applications and features, such as GoodNotes, one of the most well-liked iPad note-taking apps that is now accessible only on eligible Samsung Galaxy Tab devices on Android. All three tabs continue to come with a S Pen stylus from Samsung. The Tab S9 Ultra also has a 45W rapid charging, 11,200mAh battery, but you will need to provide your own brick since it is not provided in the retail packaging. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 comes with the same Dynamic AMOLED 2X display as its bigger siblings, in contrast to last year’s Galaxy Tab S8, which used an LCD. The Tab S9 features a single 12MP front-facing camera, a UD fingerprint reader, and an 11-inch diagonal display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. Similar to the Tab S9 Ultra, the Tab S9+ sports a 12.4-inch diagonal, the same refresh rate, and dual 13MP + 8MP rear cameras. The Tab S9 and S9+ versions of the tablet both have Samsung’s Vision Booster. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor is also included in the Tab S9 and Tab S9+, although the Tab S9 can only be configured with 8/12GB RAM and 128/256GB storage, while the Plus comes standard with 12GB RAM and can be configured with 256/512GB storage. The Tab S9 has an 8,400mAh battery, whereas the Tab S9+ has a 10,900mAh battery, which is the second area of distinction. Both tablets allow rapid charging at up to 45W. All Tab S9 versions have S Pen styluses and run One UI 5.1 based on Android 13.