Samsung reportedly planned to unveil the Galaxy Tab S9 series this year, but due to several factors including economics, the company apparently has no choice but to delay the launch. Instead, the new family of flagship tablets will arrive next year and hopefully with better hardware.
Like the Galaxy Tab S8, Samsung will likely launch three Galaxy Tab S9 models, including its top-end ‘Ultra’ variant
The Galaxy Tab S9 series was originally slated for a December 2022 launch, but according to The Elec, Samsung is facing some economic challenges that have forced the Korean giant to take a step back in its approach. Demand for tablets has slowed dramatically, to the point that even Apple’s iPad line, which continues to generate billions in annual revenue, is seeing a drop in sales.
A delay to 2023 means Apple will have the upper hand for a few months when it launches its low-cost iPad 10 and M2 iPad Pro series later this year. Like the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup, Samsung would likely proceed with three Galaxy Tab S9 models. One would be aimed at the masses with its somewhat competitive price, and to reduce manufacturing costs, it would likely come with an LCD display instead of an OLED display.
The second would probably be called the Galaxy Tab S9 Plus, while the most premium of them all could be the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. Assuming all three tablets would have seen a December 2022 launch, they would most likely have been powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. According to a tipster, this SoC showed improvements in this NPU, ISP, and GPU, making it the perfect complement to an Android-powered tablet that needs all the performance it can get its hands on.
Samsung is currently ranked second in the premium tablet market after Apple, but it must be understood that it is the only manufacturer to take this segment seriously to maintain its competitiveness.
News Source: The Electric
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