Base Galaxy Tab S10 reportedly axed

Samsung is debuting the new foldables, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6, and the first-ever Galaxy Ring later this month at the second Unpacked event of the year.

Traditionally, this is where we’d see the next generation of the Galaxy Tab S series, which in this case is the Tab S10 series. However, given that the tablet market is slowly declining, it seems that Samsung has moved this upgrade to early 2025.

Regardless, rumors are rife about the upcoming Galaxy Tab S10 series, with the Tab S10+ reported to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 instead of the usual Snapdragon chipset, which might be reserved for the Tab S10 Ultra.

However, according to a new report by the Korean publication Naver, there will be no 11-inch Tab S10, as that model has reportedly been axed in favor of the larger 12.4-inch and 14.6-inch models.

The reason is that Samsung shifted its tablet strategy after the launch of the new M4 iPad Pros, which come with double-stacked tandem OLEDs in 11-inch and 13-inch sizes. With Samsung’s big selling point of using Super AMOLED displays on Galaxy tablets now gone, it seems that the company is aiming to sell units on the basis of the bigger screen sizes (12.4-inch VS 11-inch and 14.6-inch VS 13-inch).

In my personal experience, it feels fine for Samsung to remove the 11-inch model. Still, only at one condition: this should not translate into a massive starting price jump, which I fear could also be a potential adverse effect of killing the base Tab S10.

This means that there will only be two models for the Galaxy Tab S10 series:

These devices could also benefit from the improved AI capabilities of the two chipsets, with both of them having some of the best mobile NPUs on the market right now.

As stated earlier, the Galaxy Tab S10+ and S10 Ultra will not be launched at this month’s Unpacked event. Production is supposed to begin in the next few months, so the launch could happen in late-2024 or early-2025.

Aryan Gupta is a tech writer at SamInsider. He keeps readers up-to-date on all things Samsung. He is passionate about the latest consumer gadgets, especially smartphones, smartwatches, and audio products. When not writing, He enjoys playing mobile games. You can follow him on X/Twitter

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