New foldables weren't the only items announced at the recent Samsung event. The South Korean giant also released its new Galaxy Tab S9 tablets, which could very well rocket to the top of our best Android tablets guide.
Samsung released three models: the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S9 (from $799), the 12.4-inch Galaxy Tab S9 Plus (from $999), and the 14.6-inch Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra (from $1,199). The Galaxy Tab S9 is the model we have our eye on. It isn't a radical departure from its its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8. However, it's received more notable upgrades than the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra got over their respective predecessors.
Upgrades includes a new OLED display and better rear cameras. In our Galaxy Tab S9 hands-on review, we said it's an entry-level tablet that feels more like a premium slate. Additionally, in our Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra hands-on review, we said it also has the makings of being one of the best tablets of 2023.
If you're eager to get Samsung's new tablet, here are the best Galaxy Tab S9 preorder deals you can get right now. (For more ways to save, check out our guide to today's best Samsung promo codes).
Galaxy Tab S9 preorders — Quick links
- Samsung: up to $650 off w/ trade-in + free storage upgrade
- Best Buy: free storage upgrade + up to $650 off w/ trade-in
- Verizon: up to $180 off w/ trade-in
- Amazon: preorders from $799
Galaxy Tab S9 preorder deals
Galaxy Tab S9 preorder: up to $650 off w/ trade-in @ Samsung
Free storage upgrade! Samsung is knocking up to $650 off Galaxy Tab S9 preorders when you trade-in an older device. Additionally, you'll get a free storage upgrade with your preorder. Additionally, you'll get 50% off a Book Cover Keyboard Slim and $40 off a pair of Galaxy Buds2 Pro when you preorder Samsung's new tablet.
Galaxy Tab S9 preorders: up to $650 off w/ trade-in @ Best Buy
Best Buy is knocking up to $650 off Galaxy Tab S9 preorders via trade-in. Additionally, you'll get a free storage upgrade with your tablet purchase.
Galaxy Tab S9 Plus preorder: up to $180 off @ Verizon
Purchase the new Galaxy Tab S9 Plus with 5G at Verizon on any data plan and you'll get $100 off. Or trade-in an old device to save up to $180.
Galaxy Tab S9 preorder: for $799 @ Amazon
Amazon isn't offering any Galaxy Tab S9 deals yet, but you can preorder each tablet as of today. Prices start at $799 for the Tab S9.
Galaxy Tab S9 — specs at a glance
|Header Cell - Column 0||Galaxy Tab S9||Galaxy Tab S9 Plus||Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
|Display||11-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X (60-120Hz)||12.4-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X (60-120Hz)||14.6-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X (60-120Hz)|
|Ports||USB-C, microSD||USB-C, microSD||USB-C, microSD|
|Connectivity||5G, LTE , Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3||5G, LTE , Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3||5G, LTE , Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3|
|Accessories||S Pen stylus included||S Pen stylus included||S Pen stylus included|
|Weight||1.10 pounds||1.2 pounds||1.6 pounds|
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 preorders are now live. The tablet will be widely available for sale starting on August 11 for $799. While that's a not-so-ideal $100 price hike from its predecessor, we feel the Galaxy Tab S9 got some noteworthy upgrades.
First, it has a new OLED display that looks phenomenal. It's more colorful and vibrant than the display on previous models. The videos we got to watch during our hands-on time appeared highly detailed, with great separation between dark and bright elements.
The tablet itself was also snappy, thanks in part to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor; the same one found in the Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone series. Finally, we like that the Galaxy Tab S9 has upgraded rear cameras — up from 12MP/6MP to 13MP/12MP.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 could very well wind up on our list of the best tablets of 2023. Stay tuned for our forthcoming full review. In the meantime, make sure to checkout our back to school sales guide for any potential Galaxy Tab S9 deals.