Samsung readying three Galaxy Tab S9 models, including an Ultra
Samsung‘s Galaxy Tab S9 series flagship Android tablets are starting to take shape. We recently learned that the devices will boast an official IP rating for dust and water resistance. If true, they will be the first waterproof flagship tablets from Samsung. While we wait for further confirmation on that report, we have more information about the upcoming products. Dutch publication GalaxyClub has unearthed model numbers confirming the existence of three Galaxy Tab S9 models.
According to the new report, Samsung is developing three new flagship tablets, namely the Galaxy Tab S9, Galaxy Tab S9+, and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. That isn’t surprising since the company added an Ultra model to the lineup last year. We only got the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ before that. The Korean firm also recently launched its first-ever Ultra-branded laptop, the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra. It seemingly plans to make the brand synonymous with an ultra-powerful Galaxy device.
Unfortunately, the specs of the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra, or any other upcoming Galaxy tablet for that matter, are not known. So it’s unclear what Samsung has in store this time around. But what we know is that the new tablets will be available in both Wi-Fi-only and cellular (5G) variants and come to the US. They will bear predictable model numbers too. The Dutch publication discovered that the base Galaxy Tab S9 model will be identified as SM-X710 (Wi-Fi), SM-X716B (5G Global), and SM-X718U (5G US).
Likewise, the Galaxy Tab S9+ will bear the model numbers SM-X810 (Wi-Fi), SM-X816B (5G Global), and SM-X818U (5G US). These identifiers for the Ultra model are SM-X910 (Wi-Fi), SM-X916B (5G Global), and SM-X918U (5G US). We expect to come across more leaks about the new Samsung tablets in the coming months. An IP67 rating is a much-needed addition that will further cement the Korean firm’s stature as the best maker of flagship Android tablets today. It remains to be seen what else the company has up its sleeves.
The Galaxy Tab S9 series is still months away
Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S8 series in February last year. Those devices are already a year old, but their successors aren’t arriving anytime soon. The company doesn’t launch new tablets in a yearly cycle. The Galaxy Tab S9 series isn’t expected to arrive until the second half of this year. The Korean firm will likely debut the new tablets alongside its fifth-gen foldables in August or September. The Galaxy Watch 6 series and Galaxy S23 FE may also debut around the same time. You can expect to hear more about these devices ahead of that.