While Google was busy announcing its latest Pixel phones and smartwatch, Samsung recently announced that it was launching two new additions to its Galaxy Tab line with the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE+, which are essentially more affordable versions of the Tab S9 series tablets, and are priced starting at $450.
Available in 10.9-inch and 12.4-inch display sizes, both devices come with IPS LCD displays with a 90Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution, and are encased in aluminum bodies with an IP68 design, and are available in Mint, Silver, Gray and Lavender versions. Thankfully, Samsung has included an S-Pen with each models, so users get a bit more out of their devices when it comes to productivity.
Perhaps one caveat would be the performance of the tablets, which are both powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 1380 chipset, with up to 8GB of RAM for the regular model and up to 12GB on the plus variant. Compared to the Snapdragon chipsets used on earlier Tab FE models though, there’s a considerable gap in power, which might put a hamper on the S9 FE’s overall user experience.
Other internal specs include a choice of 128 GB or 256 GB of expandable storage, as well as an 8,000 mAh battery on the base model, and 10,000 mAh battery on the plus version. Both tablets include support for up to 45W fast charging speeds.