I’m happy to say that Samsung finally made the official announcement for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 today on Monday October 23, which is their new 8.7-inch Android tablet, though it won’t be released in the US before November.
Our regular readers already know this tablet well, but let’s look at all the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 specifications in detail.
It ships with Android 13 and Samsung’s One UI user interface, and will get 3 years of Android updates, as well a additional security updates. The 8.7-inch LCD screen has a display resolution of 1340 x 800 with a 60 Hz refresh rate, and it has 1W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos.
Power comes from the MediaTek ‘Helio G99’ chipset with a 2.2 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT8781 processor featuring a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, and options of 4GB of RAM with 128GB of storage, or 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. Though the capacity options will vary from market to market.
And the memory card slot also supports microSD card expansions up to 1TB with the current Android 13 OS for when you want to carry a lot of photos and movies with you.
Like the popular predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 is launched as both a Wi-Fi version (SM-X110) and a 4G LTE version (SM-X115), which weighs 332 grams and 333 grams respectively. The thickness of the tablet is just 8mm.
For video calls there’s a 2MP front camera, while the rear camera is an 8MP camera for photography and scanning documents with.
Internet connectivity options are dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 5, with Bluetooth 5.3, and a USB-C port if you want to pair with your phone that way.
The battery capacity of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 is 5100 mAh, which has a battery life of 10 hours and supports QC2.0 charging.
If you’re thinking about buying it, you can check out the user manual directly from Samsung (PDF) in advance.
Samsung has also made their own official Book Cover just for the Tab A9, which is the only official accessory so far.
Color options for the tablet are graphite (grey), silver (white), and navy blue. There are three different colors for the origami style folio covers too, with each cover having a two tone color contrast scheme.
The upgrade has made the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 an interesting tablet in the 8-inch tablet category, with a solid performance.
– Tom Bowen