Samsung May Have Missed the Mark for the Galaxy Tab S9 FE

Oh wait, they aren’t even flagships? Aren’t they supposed to complement the Galaxy S23 FE?

The Galaxy Tab S9 FE series is a series of tablets that is intended to complement the flagship Galaxy S23 FE and the “Fan Edition” series is supposedly a watered down version of their flagships, but not by much. Though the Tab S9 FE is not one of those. These two tablets emerged from a one-off experiment, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE but Samsung might have missed the mark. These two are midrange tablets and therefore, are not as futureproof as the Galaxy S23 FE they are supposed to complement.

The main difference between the two are their display sizes. The Tab S9 is 10.4 inches while the Tab S9 FE Plus is 12.4 inches. These displays have a 90Hz refresh rate and have a FullHD+ resolution.

Both use a midrange Exynos 1380 which may be an issue for users who use Samsung’s ecosystem daily. The Tab S9 FE comes with 6GB or 8GB RAM with either 128 or 256GB storage. Meanwhile the Plus variant comes with 8 or 12GB RAM and the same storage options.

Inside the box is a free S-Pen with an IP68 rating. The same protection is present for both tablets. The Tab S9 FE Plus also has two 8MP cameras at the back and a single 12MP ultrawide at the front for a more clear and detailed video. Meanwhile, the Tab S9 FE only comes with a single 8MP camera at the back and a single 12MP ultrawide at the front.

The Tab S9 FE Plus has a large 10,090mAh battery which charges through a 45W USB-C 2.0 charger (really Samsung?) The Tab S9 FE has a smaller 8000mAh battery with the same charging rate. These two are clearly midrangers even though its promotional materials claim that it can accommodate the Galaxy S23 FE.

Unlike its more budget-oriented A series cousins, the Tab S9 FE and FE+ only come with stereo speakers as opposed to four but these are tuned by AKG and also retain Hi-Res Audio just like the Tab A series.

Neither these tablets have cellular connectivity. They only have Wi-Fi 6/6e and Bluetooth 5.3. There is a magnet at the back to attach the S-Pen and it also comes with a connector to attach a Bluetooth keyboard if you prefer. Both tablets are available in Lavender, Mint, Grey, and Silver.

Both tablets are slated to be purchasable by October 10, possibly including the Philippines. Stay tuned!

There may be a reason why the Galaxy Tab S9 FE series are treated and designed as midrangers. Though, this is just our opinion, but if fans compare and see that these two new tablets are midrangers, then they may opt to get the Tab S9 instead. The Android tablet market also doesn’t have as stiff a competition as Android smartphones which is why Samsung is a little lenient on these. However, since they are presented and marketed like a flagship, then it should be in line, and definitely should have been a flagship.

Source: Samsung, YugaTech