Even though the Galaxy Tab S9 lineup was just released, that doesn't mean that we're not still looking to the future. Whether you're someone who upgrades on a bi-yearly cadence or are happy with your Tab S8, you might be wondering what to expect from the Galaxy Tab S10.
We've got you covered, but at the time of this writing, this is purely speculation and based on what we expect Samsung to do. However, as new information is revealed, this post will be updated to reflect rumors, leaks, and anything else that may come through the pipeline.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S10: Release date
Unlike its major smartphone releases, Samsung seems to be in a bit of flux when it comes to the Galaxy Tab lineup. The Galaxy Tab S8 lineup was introduced in early 2022, while the Galaxy Tab S9 didn't make its debut until August 2023 alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5.
But if you look back a bit further, the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S6 were both unveiled in the summer, so perhaps this is just Samsung getting "back to normal." With that in mind, we expect the Galaxy Tab S10 to be announced sometime in August 2024.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S10: Price
When going from the Galaxy Tab S8 to the Tab S9, Samsung introduced a $100 price increase across all three models. This came following a $50 price bump between the Tab S7 and Tab S8, so it wouldn't come as much of a surprise if we saw some type of increase with the Tab S10. Then again, it all depends on what new features Samsung has in store, whether they come on the software side or the hardware side.
With that in mind, here's how the current Tab S9 lineup is priced, giving us a pretty good idea of what the Tab S10 will cost:
|Header Cell - Column 0||Galaxy Tab S9||Galaxy Tab S9 Plus||Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra|
|8GB / 128GB||$799||❌||❌|
|12GB / 256GB||$919||$999||$1,199|
|12GB / 512GB||❌||$1,119||$1,319|
|16GB / 1TB||❌||❌||$1,619|
Samsung Galaxy Tab S10: Design
We aren't really sure where Samsung could go in terms of offering a more modern or even futuristic design than what we already have. The standard Galaxy Tab S9 was upgraded with an OLED panel from the LCD screen found on its predecessor.
Plus, all three models were slightly tweaked to allow the included S Pen to charge, no matter which way you placed it on the back of the tablet. So from this standpoint, we'll just have to wait and see how Samsung could surprise us. But more than likely, the Galaxy Tab S10 will feature the same design as the Tab S9 series, just with updated internals.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S10: Specs
Samsung has been doing the same thing with the Galaxy Tab lineup that it does with its best smartphones. Whenever there's a new processor, both the phones and tablets get the upgrade, paired with plenty of storage and RAM. And in 2023, this meant that the Galaxy Tab S9 lineup implemented the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, the same chip that was introduced alongside the Galaxy S23 series.
At the time of this writing, there has been no official announcement regarding a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, let alone one tailored for Galaxy devices. However, it's fairly safe to assume that whatever processor ends up in the Galaxy S24 will also come to the Galaxy Tab S10.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S10: Wishlist
There's little doubt that the Galaxy Tab S9 is easily the best Android tablet when it comes to design, features, software, and premium hardware. But just because it's already the best, at least in our eyes, that doesn't mean that there isn't room for improvement.
Fix the displays
If you've been paying attention to some of our reviews and editorials, you might have noticed my colleague Nick Sutrich explaining why he can't use some of the best Android phones or tablets. This is due to the Pulse-Width Modulation, which Nick explains as having "to do with how digital displays dim themselves when operating at below 100% brightness."
Unfortunately, Samsung is one of the biggest offenders which is problematic as it's also one of the biggest display providers for other phone makers. What we would like to see is for Samsung to offer some type of solution, whether it be in the display itself or perhaps something in the software to help make its devices usable for even a small subset of potential buyers.
Bring 5G to all models
Out of all three Galaxy Tab S9 models to be announced, only one of them is available with a cellular connection. It's great that there's an option, provided that you want to go with the Galaxy Tab S9 Plus. But we can't help but be surprised that you can't get either the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S9 or the laptop-like Tab S9 Ultra with 5G. We'd like to see Samsung bring cellular connectivity to all three models, instead of limiting it to just one.
Don't change the design
As I explained in an editorial and the Tab S9 Ultra review, it's a bit annoying for those who upgrade on a yearly cadence to purchase new accessories despite minimal design changes. That's what happened between the Tab S8 Ultra and Tab S9 Ultra, rendering the $300 Book Cover Keyboard from the Tab S8 Ultra practically useless with the latest model. Provided that there aren't any major "game-changing" design changes, hopefully, the accessories from the Tab S9 Ultra will work with its successor.
Borrow from Amazon and Google
Amazon and Google have both offered ways to transform the best Fire tablets and the Pixel Tablet into smart home hubs, of sorts. With the former, you can turn your Fire Tablet into an Echo Show with just the tap of a button. Google took things a step further, including a Speaker Dock in the box, allowing you to use the Pixel Tablet as a super-charged Nest Hub Max.
I'm sure Samsung can find some middle-ground here, as it's unlikely that the company would go so far as to include a speaker dock in the box. But we'd still like to see the company implement some way to make your tablet even more useful than it already is.
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Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.