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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE: first prices leak

Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S9 series two weeks ago with three models – the Galaxy Tab S9, Tab S9+ und Tab S9 Ultra. Next up are the FE (Fan Edition) models, which typically offer little less performance at a lower price point. A new leak has now revealed the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE in India. Accordingly, Samsung will charge 63,000 INR (693 euros/763 US dollars) for the 6/128 GB variant without LTE. For comparison, the base price of the Galaxy Tab S9 is $799.

The crux of the matter here, however, is that Indian customers typically pay significantly more for Samsung tablets than American customers do. The same applies to the European market, where the Galaxy Tab S9 was just introduced for 899 euros. The Korean manufacturer has the world’s largest smartphone factory in the Indian city of Noida in the state of Uttar Pradesh. However, the tablets are still mainly produced in Vietnam and shipped from there all over the world.

Putting the leaked price into perspective, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE would cost around $600 in the US. That would still be way more than the $529 for the last fan edition – the Galaxy Tab S7 FE.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE to charge with 25W

That being said, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE has just been certified by the FCC agency with an EP-TA800 charger. The adapter delivers 25 watts, which means that another Samsung device doesn’t really deserve the designation fast charging. Also, leaked renders already showed that the height and width are identical to the regular Galaxy Tab S9. The depth, on the other hand, is slightly greater, which in the best case creates additional space for a more powerful battery.

The main difference between the flagships and the FE variants will be in the Exynos 1380 chipset. Although the 1380 is less powerful, it is still a good alternative in the middle class. The start should be imminent.


Achim Maier
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