March 27, 2023

Samsung is expected to launch three new flagship Android tablets as part of its Galaxy Tab S9 series later this year. We should get a base model, a Plus, and an Ultra. The devices will probably arrive alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 foldables. Early rumors suggest that the Korean firm will ship all of these upcoming products with the same chipset that powers the Galaxy S23 series.

According to Twitter tipster @Tech_Reve, the Galaxy Tab S9 series and the new foldables will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy. It’s an overclocked version of the latest Qualcomm processor exclusively available to Samsung. While the regular version has its Cortex-X3 prime CPU core running at a clock speed of 3.20GHz, the Galaxy version goes up to 3.36GHz. The Adreno 740 GPU in it also runs at a higher frequency of 719MHz, against 680MHz in the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

The tipster further added that the Galaxy Tab S9 will pack a 10,880mAh battery. That’s slightly smaller than the 11,200mAh unit found inside last year’s Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. However, power-efficiency gains brought by the new chipset should make up for that capacity deficit. Unfortunately, not much else is known about the upcoming Galaxy tablets at the moment. Rumors are that they will be the first waterproof flagship tablets from Samsung. We should get confirmation about that in the coming months.

The Galaxy Tab S9 series and new foldables will arrive in the second half of 2023

Samsung hasn’t been launching new flagship tablets in a yearly cycle lately. The Galaxy Tab S7 series arrived in August 2020 while the Galaxy Tab S8 came in February last year. We are now seemingly looking at an August/September 2023 launch for the Galaxy Tab S9 series. As said earlier, there haven’t been many rumors about the new tablets so far. That’s likely because the devices are still in the early stages of development. Leaks should start coming more frequently in a few months once Samsung finalizes everything and proceeds to the manufacturing step.

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Likewise, leaks about the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 will also come thick and fast in the coming months as the Korean firm progresses with the development of the two foldables. All of these devices should go official in August or September this year. The Galaxy Watch 6 series and a new pair of Galaxy Buds TWS earbuds should also debut alongside them. The Galaxy S23 FE may follow a few months later if it arrives at all. We will keep you posted with all the latest information about these upcoming Samsung products.