Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 vs Galaxy Tab S9: Should Your Upgrade?

If you reading this, then means you either own the Galaxy Tab S8 or Tab S7 and you’re looking to upgrade to the new Galaxy Tab S9, or maybe you are considering getting your first Galaxy tablet. With the unveiling of the new Galaxy tablet, you might struggle to decide if buying one is the right decision. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about the Galaxy Tab S9, in comparison to the Galaxy Tab S8, and then help you decide if you should upgrade or not.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab S9 series during its recent unpacked event. And as expected, the Galaxy Tab S9 series consists of three tablets; Tab S9, Tab S9+, and Tab S9 Ultra. The Galaxy Tab S9 (the base model) is our focus here. It comes with major upgrades when compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S8.

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Spec Sheet

Galaxy Tab S9
Galaxy Tab S9Galaxy Tab S8
Display12.4-inch Super AMOLED display
ProcessorSnapdragon 8 Gen 2
Front Camera8MP
Rear Camera13MP
S PenYesYes


The first thing you should take note of is the size of the new Galaxy Tab. It maintains the same size (11 inches) as its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S8. There is a slight improvement in the display of the new Galaxy Tab, however. While the Tab S8 comes with an AMOLED display, the new Tab S9 comes with a ‘dynamic’ AMOLED 2x display. According to experts, this new display on the Tab S9 is a significant upgrade from its predecessor.


Galaxy Tab S9

The Galaxy Tab S9 series is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset which provides lightning-fast performance and seamless multitasking capabilities. This is an upgrade from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset on the Tab S8.

Another major update that is worth considering is that the Tab S9 comes with an IP68-rating for water and dust resistance. This is significant because this is the first Galaxy tablet that comes with a water and dust resistance rating. This is important because it improves the durability of the Tablet.

The battery capacity on the new series has also been upgraded slightly. This new tablet series is powered by an 8400mAh battery.

Final Thought

Should you upgrade? Absolutely! The new Galaxy Tab offers a lot more. Its processor provides lightning-fast performance and seamless multitasking capabilities, and the new water and dust-resistant rating ensures durability. What more can we ask for?

What do you think bout this new tablet from Samsung? Kindly share your thoughts with us in the comment section below. We’d like to hear from you.

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