Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra (Pinterest/@Ordenadores Portátiles)
Samsung, renowned for its innovation in the realm of technology, has yet again stormed the market, this time by unveiling its latest gadget – the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra 5G.
Positioned as its largest and most proficient tablet to date, this device isn’t just a technological marvel but also the most exorbitantly priced tablet from Samsung in the Indonesian market, showcasing its commitment to catering to the premium segment.
Sporting a $939 price point for its 12 GB/256 GB variant and $1,059 for the 12 GB/512 GB version, the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra boldly contends with elite laptops in the market, showcasing its remarkable specifications and features.
Featuring a colossal 14.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, and backed by a sturdy 11,200 mAh battery, it establishes a fresh standard in the tablet industry.
It adorns a total of four cameras, 5G SIM support, and is crafted to withstand water and dust with an IP68 rating, infusing durability with style.
Upon unboxing, consumers are greeted with the slate-gray Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra, the stylus S Pen, USB Type-C to Type-C cable, SIM ejector tool, warranty card, and user guide.
Reflecting the global tech trend, a charger adapter is not included, requiring users to utilize their existing USB Type-C adapters or purchase the SuperFast Charging 45-watt adapter separately.
The 14.6-inch display, almost comparable to 15-inch laptops, elevates the Samsung Tab S9 Ultra to be the largest in Samsung’s tablet lineup.
The expansive display facilitates a more laptop-like experience, making it an attractive choice for those prioritizing screen size in a tablet.
With a display resolution of WQXGA Plus (2.960 x 1.848 pixels) and an adaptive refresh rate spanning from 1 Hz to 120 Hz, it promises a lush and fluid visual experience, ideal for content creation, high-resolution video streaming, and immersive gaming.
Designed with a matte finish Armor Aluminum at the rear, the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra exudes a premium aesthetic.
Although the luxurious matte finish gives it a suave appearance, it also makes the device somewhat slippery, posing a challenge for one-handed usage.
A supplementary Book Cover Keyboard, retailing separately, can enhance its protection and utility by enabling a laptop-like experience, especially in the Samsung DeX display mode.
Navigating through the four-camera arsenal of the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra, it features two front cameras, both 12 MP, and two rear cameras comprising a 13 MP (Autofocus) main camera and an 8 MP ultrawide camera, complemented with an LED flash.
The camera system, though proficient for video calls, selfies, and capturing vibrant, detailed images in bright conditions, can be somewhat cumbersome to use due to the sizable body of the device.
With Samsung’s OneUI 5.1 interface, the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra optimizes the appearance of apps on the large 16:10 screen, offering users a pleasing and proportionate display of content, much improved from the somewhat stretched appearance experienced in its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, running OneUI 4.1.
Yet, the pivotal question looms: Is the Samsung Tab S9 Ultra, with its hefty price tag, “worth it”?
The answer may hinge on the specific needs and budget of the consumer, weighing the impeccable display, robust features, and premium design against the significant investment it demands.
Ultimately, it stands tall as a testament to Samsung’s capability to merge power and luxury, albeit with a price to match.