Samsung Galaxy Tab S9: confirmed specs, price and everything you need to know

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 in graphite (Image credit: Future / Samsung)

Samsung’s latest tablets are now official, and you can check out our hands-on Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 and S9 Plus review and our full Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra review for our verdict on all three new devices. Here are the top Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 deals to look out for, too.

Samsung also debuted its latest foldables at its July Unpacked event, so head over to our full Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 review and our full Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 review for our final impressions of those products.

And lastly, take a look at our full Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 review and our Samsung Watch 6 Classic review for our verdicts on Samsung's latest wearable products.

But we digress. In this guide, we break down the key specs and pricing information for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, Tab S9 Plus and Tab S9 Ultra.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? Samsung's latest top-end Samsung tablets
  • When is it out? Launched on July 26
  • How much will it cost? Upwards of $799 / £799 / AU$1,299

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 release date and price

Samsung lifted the lid on the entire Galaxy Tab S9 series on July 26, at the second edition of Samsung Unpacked 2023 in South Korea, with all three devices becoming available to pre-order on that date.

The Tab S9, S9 Plus and S9 Ultra all began shipping in the UK, US and Australia on August 11, so they're available now.

Pricing for the Galaxy Tab S9 line is as follows (some 5G options are currently unavailable in the US):

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 pricing
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8GB / 128GB (Wi-Fi):$799.99£799AU$1,299
8GB / 128GB (5G):N/A£949AU$1,549
12GB / 256GB (Wi-Fi):$919.99£899AU$1,499
12GB / 256GB (5G):N/A£1,049AU$1,749
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Plus pricing
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12GB / 256GB (Wi-Fi):$999.99£999AU$1,699
12GB / 256GB (5G):$1,149.99£1,149AU$1,949
12GB / 512GB (Wi-Fi):$1199.99£1,099AU$1,899
12GB / 512GB (5G):N/A£1,249AU$2,149
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra pricing
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12GB / 256GB (Wi-Fi):$1,199.99£1,199AU$1,999
12GB / 256GB (5G):N/A£1,349AU$2,249
12GB / 512GB (Wi-Fi):$1319.99£1,299AU$2,199
12GB / 512GB (5G):N/A£1,449AU$2,449
16GB / 1TB (Wi-Fi):$1619.99 £1,549AU$2,699 (12GB RAM)
16GB / 1TB (5G):N/A £1,699AU$2,949 (12GB RAM)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 specs

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series

The entire Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series (Image credit: Future / Axel Metz)

Here's a breakdown of the specs boasted by the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, S9 Plus and S9 Ultra:

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, S9 Plus and S9 Ultra specs
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 PlusSamsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra
Dimensions:165.8 x 254.3 x 5.9mm185.4 x 285.4 x 5.7mm208.6 x 326.4 x 5.5mm
Weight:498g (Wi-Fi), 500g (5G)581g (Wi-Fi), 586g (5G)732g (Wi-Fi), 737g (5G)
OS:Android 13Android 13Android 13
Display:11-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X12.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X14.6 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Refresh rate:120Hz120Hz120Hz
CPU:Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for GalaxySnapdragon 8 Gen 2 for GalaxySnapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
RAM:8GB, 12GB12GB12GB, 16GB
Storage:128GB, 256GB256GB, 512GB256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Rear cameras:13MP main13MP main, 8MP ultra-wide13MP main, 8MP ultra-wide
Front camera:12MP ultra-wide12MP ultra-wide12MP main, 12MP ultra-wide

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 key upgrades

The key upgrades to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 range – versus the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra – vary between models.

For the Galaxy Tab S9, you’re getting a brighter screen (AMOLED instead of LCD), a faster processor (Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy), a slightly bigger battery (8,400mAh), more RAM options (up to 12GB) and an IP68 water resistance rating.

For the larger Tab S9 Plus model, the improvements are mostly the same, though instead of a battery size increase and display upgrade – the S8 already uses an AMOLED screen – Samsung has included a beefier ultra-wide sensor on the rear of the tablet (8MP). The Tab S9 Plus is available in 512GB storage options, too.

A direct successor to the sufficiently bonkers Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, the Tab S9 Ultra keeps the same 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display as its predecessor, but brings similar improvements in the chipset, RAM, storage and durability departments, with an IP68 water resistance rating chief among the upgrades.

Axel Metz
Senior Staff Writer

Axel is a London-based Senior Staff Writer at TechRadar, reporting on everything from the latest Apple developments to newest movies as part of the site's daily news output. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion. 

Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned an NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.