Introducing the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE+, Samsung offers two compelling tablets featuring an IP68-certified waterproof housing, an included S Pen, and an impressive five-year update plan.
These tablets, marketed as more affordable alternatives to the Galaxy Tab S9 and Galaxy Tab S9+ (Hands-On), make a few compromises to reduce costs. Instead of the high-end AMOLED display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, both devices utilize an unspecified eight-core processor.
Both tablets sport a fast 90 Hz IPS panel, measuring 10.9 inches diagonally for the Galaxy S9 FE and 12.4 inches for the Galaxy S9 FE+. Both models feature a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle front camera and an 8 MP main camera. Notably, the Plus model also boasts an additional 8 MP ultra-wide-angle rear camera.
Running on Android 13, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE promises users four major Android updates along with five years of security patches, a noteworthy offering in the tablet market. Adding to their appeal is the IP68 certification, ensuring water resistance and dust protection.
Samsung includes the compatible S Pen, enhancing the tablets’ productivity. Additionally, both models feature stereo speakers from AKG, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.3, with the option of a 5G modem at an extra cost.
Price and availability
The base model is available for $449 / £449 on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk with free Smart Book Cover worth $79.99. The Galaxy Tab S9 FE comes in configurations with 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB to 256 GB of storage, while the Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ offers options with 8 GB to 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB to 256 GB of storage. Both tablets come with a microSD card reader.
A Bhphotovideo.com also offers a Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Smart Book Cover worth $79.99 for free with the purchase of these new tablets, making this deal even more appealing.
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Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ specifications
- Display: 10.9″ (S9 FE) (2304 x 1440 pixels) LCD; ( S9 FE+) 12.4″, (2560 x 1600 pixels) LCD screen; 90Hz refresh rate
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 1380 (Octa Core) with Mali-G68 MP5 GPU
- Memory and storage: 6/128GB (S9 FE); 6/8GB with 128/256GB (S9 FE+)
- Camera: 8MP Rear (S9 FE) and 8MP + 8MP Ultra Wide (S9 FE+); 12MP Ultra Wide Front on both devices
- Features: S Pen included (IP68), Dual Speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos Support, Power Key Fingerprint sensor, IP68 water and dust resistant
- Operating system: Android 13 with One UI 5.1.1
- Connectivity: 5G SA / NSA (Optional), Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- Battery: 8000mAh (S9 FE); 10090mAh (S9 FE+) / 45W Fast Charging (not included in the box)
- Dimensions: 6.22 x 3.01 x 0.32″ (S9 FE) / 11.24″ x 7.30″ x 0.26″ (S9 FE+)
- Weight: 524g (S9 FE) / 628g (S9 FE+)