There was an 18-month gap between the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, and if a new report is to be believed, it will be the same kind of wait for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9.
According to The Elec (Opens in a new tab) (via AndroidPolice (Opens in a new tab)), Samsung is delaying the release of the Galaxy Tab S9 in response to the market slump and general economic downturn — although we don’t get much indication of how long the delay might take.
It is not clear exactly when the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 might see the light of day, but the Galaxy Tab S8 was revealed in February 2022. Presumably we won’t see the new model appear in February 2023.
There will be three models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, as is the case with the Galaxy Tab S8: a standard model, a Plus model, and an Ultra model that features a giant 14.6-inch screen.
But with tablet sales currently down – not least due to the global pandemic we’re all living in, as well as financial constraints on a lot of consumers – it looks like Samsung will be waiting a little longer before launching its new ones. slate.
We haven’t heard much about leaks and rumors when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, but the usual speed and performance will likely increase, perhaps with some upgrades to the display technology as well.
Analysis: We need more high-end Android tablets
Potential Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 lags are bad news for anyone in the market for an Android tablet — although you can, of course, use the Galaxy Tab S8, there aren’t many premium Android listings right now.
Amazon Fire tablets are good for those who want something affordable, and it looks like the upcoming Google Pixel Tablet will be on the cheaper end of the spectrum as well — but what about people with some serious money to spend?
With the new iPad expected this month, anyone who wants a premium Apple tablet is well-stocked. It’s a shame that there isn’t much for those who prefer Google’s mobile operating system to their devices.
Speaking of Google, it continues to make improvements to the Android experience on tablets, most recently with Android 12L. Let’s hope as the software improves, we see more devices that seem to take advantage of it.