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

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series may not be as popular as its flagship smartphones and foldables, but it’s hard to ignore the company’s offerings when shopping for a new tablet. The Korean giant is among the few companies on the market with an advanced Android tablet series. Last year’s Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra impressed us with its massive screen and powerful internals. For 2023, the company is preparing the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra, and it seems set to use an important component that first appeared on the Samsung Galaxy S23 series.


A new leak surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra claims that the tablet will have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 ‘for Galaxy’ chipset. Qualcomm’s latest high-end chipsets are among the fastest SoCs available for Android devices and power many of the best Android phones.

Samsung has exclusive access to a special overclocked ‘for Galaxy’ version of the chip for the Galaxy S23 Ultra and its smaller S23 sibling. In his tweet, the leaker refers to this chip as “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2+,” but SamMobile reckons that’s likely a translation error. While we expect Qualcomm to release a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 chipset, we’re willing to bet that it will include all the same enhanced features that the ‘for Galaxy’ SoC has. And just in case you’ve thought about it, we don’t expect a modern Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 to come to the Galaxy product.

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 10,880 mAh battery. Samsung already uses a similar capacity cell on the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, which easily made it through a day of heavy use in our tests. Since the Korean giant’s best tablet from this year will reportedly use a more efficient and powerful Qualcomm chip, it should deliver even better battery life.

Based on a previous leak, Samsung’s flagship tablet series this year should have IP67 dust and water resistance.

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

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