I’m a bit disappointed with the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE+. In particular, Exynos 1380 The SoC – two and a half years after the release of the Galaxy Tab S7 FE – is not really an improvement over the Snapdragon 778G Who was there.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G was a particularly modern SoC for its time – it was announced on May 19, 2021, just 6 days before the Galaxy Tab S7 FE was announced. With 4 performance cores (Cortex-A78) and 4 efficiency cores (Cortex-A55), it was a remarkably powerful chip for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 series, which always had a 2+6 configuration. It was used (On Snapdragon 710, 712, 720G, 730(G), 723G, 750G, 765(G), 768G).
Then add a relatively powerful Adreno 642L GPU, a modern Spectra 570L ISP, an LPDDR5 memory interface, an X53 5G modem and a FastConnect 6700 chipset with Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E, and you have a very capable chipset for that time. Furthermore, TSMC’s 6nm production process was a significant upgrade over Samsung’s lower-end 8LPP and 7LPP SoCs from the previous 7-series.
Now that we are at the end of 2023 instead of the beginning of 2021, you would expect the medium-term market to be a bit ahead. Nope Snapdragon 7+ 2nd generation Like MediaTek Dimension 7200 Use of modern ARMv9 cores: those in Snapdragon are slightly more powerful with 1x Cortex-X2 + 3x Cortex-A710 + 4x Cortex-A510, and those in Dimensity are a newer generation with 2x Cortex-A715 + 6x Cortex-A510. Both are produced using an all-new TSMC N4P process and use the new generation GPU (Adreno 725 and Mali-G610 MC4).
What did Samsung find? The 4+4 Cortex-A78/A55 CPU and Mali-G68 GPU configuration is on a fairly average 5nm LPE process. If this sounds familiar: It’s very little different from the two-and-a-half-year-old Snapdragon 778G.
In other words, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ isn’t any faster than its two-and-a-half-year-old predecessor.
Is that necessary? This is of course a second question. But it definitely won’t help her life. And if you can pay €699 for it, while the similar Tab S7 FE (also with 128GB storage) is priced at €549, well.
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