The Samsung Galaxy Tab A series is the company’s entry-level lineup of tablets. It generally consists of a tablet starting around the $100 price tag and goes up to $300. Due to the affordable pricing, this tab is bought by millions worldwide. It is usually gifted to the kids and elderly as they are perfect for their type of usage.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab A9 lineup in other markets in October but didn’t make it to the US market. Due to an error in Samsung’s website, the Tab A9 series US launch has leaked. The error was discovered by a Reddit user who spotted the T-Mobile version of one of the models. It was an accidental leak since visiting the website now shows a 404 error.
And it doesn’t end here, as another user spotted the Verizon version. The tabs are a good upgrade over the Galaxy Tab A8 Series in many aspects, especially the performance.
The lineup has two models: Galaxy Tab A9 and Galaxy Tab A9+. The latter is 11 inches in size, and it could cost $270. There are also leaks of a $256.49 price tag for people with student discounts. It is also 5G-ready out of the box. However, the 8.7-inch base Galaxy Tab A9 has no pricing leaks. In terms of colors, the leaks on the website show Graphite. However, the other two colors (Silver and Navy) will likely make it to the market.
As of now, it’s difficult to get a precise launch date for the tablets as there is no official announcement by the company so far. However, as 9to5Google stated, the error pages do not redirect elsewhere. This means it’s only a matter of time before the official listing goes live.
Galaxy Tab A9 Series Specifications
We already know its specs since the tablet was launched in other markets. The base Galaxy Tab A9 has a 60Hz 8.7″ TFT LCD panel with an 800P resolution, barely over 720P. It comes with Android 13 out of the box, running One UI 5.1. It runs on a 4G MediaTek Helio G99 SOC. While that’s not a great performer, it’s a massive boost from the Unisoc Tiger T618 on the Tab A8. The tablet has stereo speakers, a single 8MP camera, and a 2MP front camera. It has a 5100mAh battery with 15W charging and is available in two skews: 4GB RAM with 64GB storage or 8GB RAM with 128GB storage.
The Tab A9 Plus model is larger and has slightly better specifications. It has a larger 11″ display with a 90Hz refresh; it’s a 1200P TFT LCD panel. It runs Android 13, too, but has a far better 5G chipset, the Snapdragon 695. Only the Plus model has support for 5G. The front camera is better on this one, at 5MP. It also has four stereo speakers instead of 2 on the base A9. It also has a larger 7040mAh battery and 15W charging. If you run low on storage, there’s a microSD slot on both, and the storage skews are the same.