Samsung’s current line of Android tablets is some of the best of its kind, and it doesn’t look like the company plans to change what’s working any time soon. Renders of the Galaxy S9 Plus look a lot like the Galaxy Tab S8 series, which came before it.
The sleek metal body with sharp edges and the contrasting magnetic strip on the back are here to stay. The size of the bezel is also the same, and the horizontally placed selfie camera is still in the same place.
The only change that stands out is how the camera lens looks. Samsung is getting rid of the pill-shaped camera island design in favor of the floating lens look seen on its Galaxy S23 series flagship phones right now.
The resolution is 1752 x 2800 pixels, and the screen size is 12.4 inches. Assuming Samsung doesn’t do something backwards, this is probably an OLED panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
The tablet is only 5.64mm thick, which is a big difference from the 10th Generation iPad, which is 7mm thick. The Galaxy Tab S9+ is also said to have four speakers, and the output type is probably stereo.
Again, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack here, and there is also no dedicated microSD card slot for adding more storage. Overall, the Galaxy Tab S9 Plus has a cleaner look than its predecessor, but it doesn’t make any big changes to the way tablets look.
We don’t know much about the phone’s insides yet, but if we had to guess, Samsung will probably use the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip that it uses in its other flagship phones, such as the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It would be interesting to see if Samsung can make the battery last longer and charge more quickly.
As for a possible release date, the next Unpacked event in the second half of 2023 would be the best bet. This is also when Samsung’s next-generation foldable phones might be released. So far, we haven’t heard any rumors that we can trust about how much the Galaxy Tab S9 Plus will cost.
But the wait isn’t just worth it for the hardware. When the three Galaxy Tab S9s come out, Android 14 will be in the public beta phase. What adjustments Samsung makes to Android 14 for its next major update to One UI will be intriguing to observe. One UI 5.1 is already a lot of fun on the Galaxy Tab S8, which is a lot better than the iPad and iPadOS in many ways. I can’t wait to see Samsung go deeper into customizing One UI for tablets, especially after the promising changes we’ve seen so far with Android 14’s planned changes for foldable and large-screen devices.
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