Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series development pushed back to 2023
Over the past few release cycles, Samsung products have been quite susceptible to leaks. If the internet rumour mill is unusually silent about a product, it is probably delayed/cancelled. For example, there has been virtually no mention of the Exynos 2300 anywhere, although Samsung could still shoehorn it into some Galaxy S23 models. Similarly, the Galaxy Tab S9 series has been conspicuously absent from the leak ecosystem. It turns out that Samsung has no plans to launch a new high-end tablet anytime soon.
A report from The Elec states that Samsung has pushed back the entire Galaxy Tab S9 series' development to 2023 due to "global economic uncertainty". The only Samsung tablet that could see the light of day in 2022 will be the Galaxy Tab S8 FE, which showed up on Geekbench not too long ago. There is a good chance that Samsung could delay the Galaxy Tab S9 launch till August 2023 and unveil it with the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5.
It is hard to predict what hardware Samsung has lined up for the Galaxy Tab S9 tablets, or how many models will populate the lineup. One can expect them to run the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipsets and offer high-refresh-rate LCD and OLED panels like their predecessors. Some new S-Pen and One UI features could be in the pipeline, too, along with better integration with the Samsung ecosystem. They may hard time keeping up with the upcoming Apple M2-powered iPads, given the vast disparity between Apple silicon and Qualcomm's offerings.