The first reliable set of specs leaks for the coming Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series was laid out in brief by long time leaker Ice Universe today.
And apparently, it looks like the only real specs bump is with the processor, where at least the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra is once again rumored to launch with the ‘Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy’ chipset, which is an upgrade from the Gen 1 chipset it runs now on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.
But the S9 Ultra is otherwise said to feature 16GB of LPDDR5x RAM, the same 14.6-inch screen with 2960 x 1848 resolution, and the 11,200 mAh battery with 45 charging it currently has.
The weight seems to have gone up though, from 726 grams to 737 grams. So something has changed, unless the leak simply shows the weight difference between the 5G and Wi-Fi models.
But the thickness is still retained at the ultra thin 5.5mm.
The CAD renders for the tablet cases were leaked a few days ago too, but they showed that the design should continue to be the same, with at least no radical changes to the exterior.
So the biggest change to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series apart from the processor upgrade, should be the rumored IP68 waterproofing, something we haven’t seen on consumer tablets since Sony was still selling their great waterproof Android tablets, seen here.
And waterproofing could drive up the weight a tiny bit.
– Tom Bowen