If you’ve been following the recent rumors, you won’t be surprised to hear that Samsung is set to unveil two new tablets shortly after the release of the Galaxy Tab S9 trio. The upcoming tablets, the Tab S9 FE and Tab S9 FE+, are expected to offer slightly lower specifications and prices compared to the Tab S9 series, although specific details and differences are still unknown.
The Galaxy Tab S9 starts at €929 in European markets and $799.99 in the US. Considering this, we can anticipate that the Tab S9 FE could have a starting price of around $499 or even $449 in Europe, which will make it cheaper than Apple’s fifth-gen iPad Air and potentially in line with the 10th gen “standard” iPad.
As for the Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus, it is rumored to start at €749.99 for the 128GB storage variant with 8GB RAM in Europe. If we apply the same pricing principle, we can estimate that it may cost around $650 in the US, which is not affordable but not overly expensive either.
Ultimately, the success of the Tab S9 FE and Tab S9 FE+ will depend on factors such as display technology, processing power, battery capacity, and build quality, which are yet to be confirmed.
In terms of specifications, the smaller model is expected to have an 11-inch screen, while the larger device may feature a 12.4-inch display. Both tablets are likely to be equipped with a homebrewed Exynos 1380 SoC and come with an S Pen included in the retail box.
It is also worth mentioning that Samsung is rumored to release the highly anticipated Galaxy S23 FE alongside the Tab S9 FE and Tab S9 FE+. Although an official announcement date has not been confirmed, all signs point to a commercial release in the upcoming weeks.
Only time will tell if the Tab S9 FE and Tab S9 FE+ will make our list of the best tablets or if the market is too saturated at the moment. Stay tuned for more updates.