For quite some time, speculations have circulated about Samsung’s plan to unveil a fresh line of tablets at their upcoming Unpacked event, alongside the highly anticipated Galaxy Tab S9 series tablets, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Flip 5, and the Galaxy Watch 6 family. The event, now expected to occur in late July, is generating increased excitement as more information about these devices gradually surfaces.
Unlike many other smartphone brands that have embraced faster charging technologies, Samsung has maintained a more conservative approach when it comes to charging speeds. While other brands have introduced devices with charging capabilities of up to 240W, Samsung has consistently stuck with 45W fast charging even for its flagship phones and tablets. It seems that this trend is set to continue with the upcoming Galaxy Tab S9 lineup, as Samsung is not expected to deviate from its current charging standard later this year.
In our discussion today, we will focus on two members of the Galaxy Tab S9 family: the Galaxy Tab S9+ and the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. These tablets are part of a trio that includes the ‘vanilla’ S9 model. Recent TUV certifications have revealed that each of these tablet models will be released in three different versions, expanding the options available to consumers.
According to recent findings from the TUV Rheinland database, the Galaxy Tab S9+ and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra have surfaced during the certification process for fast charging safety. The Galaxy Tab S9+ has been listed with model numbers SM-X816B, SM-X810, and SM-X816N, while the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra has been identified with model numbers SM-X916B, SM-X910, and SM-X916N. Both tablets seem to offer 45W fast charging support (10V/4.5A), which aligns with the charging capabilities of their predecessors. This suggests that Samsung has retained the same fast charging technology for these upcoming tablet models.
According to the certification details, it appears that the Galaxy Tab S9+ and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra might come with a charger capable of supporting 45W fast charging (10V/4.5A). However, considering Samsung’s recent trend, it is more likely that these tablets will be sold without an included charger in the box. Samsung has followed this approach in some of its recent releases. It is worth noting that the support for 45W charging wouldn’t be unexpected, as last year’s Galaxy Tab S8+ and Tab S8 Ultra also featured this fast charging capability.
Based on leaked renders, it seems that the Galaxy Tab S9 series will adopt a similar design to its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S8 series. These upcoming high-end tablets are expected to be equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 For Galaxy processor, offering powerful performance. In terms of memory and storage options, customers can anticipate configurations of 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of internal storage.
Another notable feature of the Galaxy Tab S9 series is the inclusion of the magnetic S Pen stylus, allowing for precise input and enhanced productivity. All tablets in the series are expected to feature OLED screens with a 120Hz variable refresh rate, delivering smooth and vibrant visuals. Additionally, a quad-speaker setup is likely to be present, providing an immersive audio experience for users.