Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S9 series two weeks ago, and the line-up saw three tablets – vanilla, Plus, and Ultra. Now, the company is preparing for the FE (Fan Edition) branch, which is supposed to offer better value for money.
A leak by Roland Quandt on Twitter.com suggests the least powerful Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE will cost INR 63,000 in India, which is equivalent to $763. For comparison, the base price of the Galaxy Tab S9 is $799.
The Indian price is for a 6/128 GB memory variant with no LTE, meaning the cost will increase from then on.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE, images courtesy of Mediapeanut
We should mention that Indian customers normally pay a lot more for Samsung tablets than Americans. The Korean manufacturer does have the biggest smartphone factory in the world in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, but slates are still built primarily in Vietnam, from where they are shipped across the globe.
Adjusting the leaked price tag would put the Galaxy Tab S9 FE at about $600, which is still way more than the $529 cost of the previous Fan Edition tablet, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Global variant certified on FCC
The Galaxy S9 FE was certified at FCC with an EP-TA800 charger, meaning the new slate will support 25W fast charging. Leaked renders also revealed this tablet will share the same height and width as the regular Galaxy Tab S9 but will have a thicker profile, likely making room for a bigger battery.
The major difference between the flagships and the FE variants will come from the Exynos 1380 chipset, which is less powerful, but should still do just fine for the majority of tasks.