Galaxy Tab S10+ Geekbench leak reveals surprising chipset choice

Samsung is developing the Galaxy Tab S10 series, which will end up being a successor to last year’s Galaxy Tab S9 series.

The Tab S10, Tab S10+, and Tab S10 Ultra are widely expected to be announced alongside the Galaxy S25 series next year, as a recent report indicated that Samsung has delayed the new generation’s development for various reasons.

It was also reported that the Galaxy Tab S10 Ultra could be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 for Galaxy (same as the Galaxy S25 Ultra), with no specifics for the Tab S10/S10+’s chipset. However, the newest information reveals a surprising chipset choice for the Galaxy Tab S10+.

According to an early Geekbench listing for the Galaxy Tab S10+, the upcoming tablet is expected to be the first Samsung device to be powered by a MediaTek flagship chipset, the Dimensity 9300 Plus.

Geekbench listing for the Galaxy Tab S10+

The Galaxy Tab S10+ seemingly has the model number SM-X828U, indicating that it is the US variant. The introduction of a MediaTek chip for the Tab S10+ breaks the Snapdragon monopoly on this lineup for years now, and it will also help to increase MediaTek’s reach and market share in North America (which is a market long dominated by Qualcomm & Apple in terms of chipset share)

The Dimensity 9300+ is currently the most powerful chipset to ever exist in terms of raw performance and surpasses even the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy in this aspect. The major highlight of this chipset is the complete lack of efficient Cortex-A520 cores, with it having four Cortex-X4 and four Cortex-A720 cores instead.

The eight cores are divided into three clusters: the one Prime Cortex-X4 core is clocked at 3.40 GHz, three middle Cortex-X4 cores at 2.85 GHz, and four Cortex-A720 cores at 2.0 GHz; and the GPU is the ARM Immortalis-G720. Indeed, this chipset information is also confirmed from the Geekbench listing.

However, the strong performance may not be the only reason for Samsung to pick the Dimensity 9300+ over a Snapdragon chipset; it could also be because of the MediaTek chipset’s custom AI capabilities. It comes with MediaTek’s NeuroPilot Speculative Decode Acceleration technology, which allows LLMs to run with up to 33 billion parameters. The chip is reportedly able to run several billion parameters at up to 22 tokens per second.

This and a capable on-device AI algorithm enable the chipset to run Gemini Nano alongside Meta Llama 2 and 3 and other on-device LLMs faster than the Snapdragon counterparts.

Hence, it is possible that Samsung could be using the Dimensity 9300+ to enable more Galaxy AI features to run on-device, thanks to the chipset’s NPU and AI capabilities.

Expect the Galaxy Tab S10 series to be announced early next year. It is highly likely that the base Galaxy Tab S10 will also adopt the Dimensity 9300+ alongside the Tab S10+, with the Tab S10 Ultra supposed to get the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 for Galaxy.

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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