In the last few release cycles, Samsung products have been very susceptible to leaks. If the internet rumor mill is unusually quiet about a product, it may have been delayed/cancelled. For example, the Exynos 2300 is not mentioned anywhere, but Samsung could still include it in some Galaxy S23 models. Likewise, the Galaxy Tab S9 series has been missing from the leaked ecosystem. It turns out that Samsung is not planning to release a new high-end tablet anytime soon.
A report by The Elec claims that Samsung has pushed back the development of the Galaxy Tab S9 series to 2023 due to “global economic uncertainty.” The only Samsung tablet to see the light of day in 2022 will be the Galaxy Tab S8 FE, which recently appeared on Geekbench. Samsung may delay the Galaxy Tab S9 until August 2023 and launch it with the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5.
It’s hard to predict what hardware Samsung will create for the Galaxy Tab S9 tablets or how many models will populate the lineup. They can be expected to run the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipsets and offer the same high refresh rate LCD and OLED panels as their predecessors. Some new S-Pen and One UI features may also be in the process of being better integrated with the Samsung ecosystem. Given the huge difference between Apple’s silicon and Qualcomm’s offerings, they may be hard to come by in the upcoming Apple M2-powered iPads.
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