Samsung Faces Dilemmas in Launching Galaxy Tab S10 Ultra

April 29, 2024 – Samsung has deviated from its established release cycle for the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra, leaving the launch date of the upcoming Galaxy Tab S10 Ultra flagship tablet uncertain. According to recent rumors, the South Korean tech giant has encountered challenges in the development of its premium tablet, which is rumored to debut alongside the Galaxy S25 series flagship smartphones in early 2025.

However, it remains unclear whether the more affordably priced Galaxy Tab S10 and Galaxy Tab S10 Plus will accompany the Galaxy Tab S10 Ultra. An insider source, known only as “kro,” has hinted that Samsung’s largest and most expensive tablet will be launched alongside the Galaxy S25 series next year. The last time Samsung simultaneously unveiled flagship smartphones and tablets was in 2022 with the release of the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra series, indicating that the company might be considering a similar launch strategy. Nonetheless, specifics about the developmental hurdles faced by the Galaxy Tab S10 Ultra have not been disclosed.

With the recent announcement of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus, along with the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 expected in October, Samsung might face another predicament. Additionally, rumors suggest that the Galaxy S25 series will adopt a dual-chipset approach, with certain models equipped with the Exynos 2500 processor. There have been whispers about two versions of the Exynos 2500, one featuring an octa-core CPU and the other boasting a deca-core CPU.

The version with a higher core count could be tailored for large-screen devices like tablets. Drawing parallels from previous Galaxy Tab Ultra models, the Galaxy Tab S10 Ultra is anticipated to sport a mammoth 14.6-inch display. Given its size and improved heat dissipation capabilities, the Galaxy Tab S10 Ultra could potentially harness the power of the Snapdragon X Elite, Snapdragon X Plus, Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, as well as the Exynos 2500. Samsung finds itself at a crossroads regarding processor selection.

Opting for the Exynos 2500 would enable Samsung to reduce component costs and steer clear of Qualcomm’s premium pricing. Yet, this choice might cause the Galaxy Tab S10 Ultra to lag behind Apple’s rumored next-generation iPad Pro line, which is speculated to be equipped with an M3 chip. Alternatively, embracing Qualcomm’s chipsets would entail additional expenses and might not be financially prudent, considering Samsung’s modest share in the global tablet market.

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