The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra could use an exclusive ‘for Galaxy’ chipset

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab line may not be as popular as its flagship smartphones and foldables, but it’s hard to ignore the company’s deals when shopping for a new tablet. The Korean giant is one of the few companies on the market to offer a range of high-end Android tablets. Last years Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra impressed us with its massive display and powerful internals. For 2023, the company is preparing the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra and seems determined to use a major component that first appeared on the Samsung Galaxy S23 range.


A new leak surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra claims that the tablet will feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Chipset “for Galaxy”. Qualcomm’s latest high-end chipset is one of the fastest SoCs available for Android devices and powers many best android phones.

Samsung has exclusive access to a special overclock’for Galaxy‘ version of the chip for the Galaxy S23 Ultra and its smaller siblings S23. In his tweet, the leaker refers to this chip as “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2+”, but Sam-Mobile figures which is probably a translation error. While we expect Qualcomm to release a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 chipset, we’re willing to bet it will feature all the same upgraded features as the “for Galaxy” SoC. And, just in case you’ve thought about it, we’re not expecting a contemporary Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 for Galaxy product to come out.

Given that the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra will be the company’s flagship tablet in 2023, it’s no surprise that Samsung wants to equip it with the best chip available.

The leak further claims that the Tab S9 Ultra will apparently pack a 10,880mAh battery. Samsung already uses a similar capacity cell in the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, which easily survived a day of heavy use in our tests. Since the Korean giant’s best tablet this year would use a more efficient and powerful Qualcomm chip, it should offer even better battery life.

Based on a previous leak, Samsung’s flagship tablet lineup this year is expected to feature IP67 dust and water resistance.

There is no clear timeline for the release of the Galaxy Tab S9. While the Tab S8 series launched alongside the Galaxy S22 last year, Samsung has reportedly pushed back the launch of its flagship tablet line to 2023 due to economic uncertainties. With the launch of the Galaxy S23 line already behind us, we’re more likely to see the debut of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 later this year.

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