Samsung Galaxy Tab A9

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 features and specifications in Kenya

  • RAM: 4GB, 8GB
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio G99 (6nm)
  • Display: 8.7 inch TFT LCD
  • Resolution: 800 x 1340 pixels
  • Main Camera: 8 MP
  • Selfie Camera: 2 MP
  • Battery: 5,100 mAh
  • Colors: Graphite, Silver, Navy
  • OS: Android 13, One UI 5.1

KSh 18,900KSh 26,500

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 in Kenya

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 price in Kenya is Ksh 18,500. The tablet is 8mm thick and features an 8.7-inch TFT LCD screen with 800 x 1340 pixels resolution. It runs on Android 13, One UI 5.1 and is powered by an Octa-core, Mediatek Helio G99 (6nm) processor, anchored by 64GB 4GB RAM /  128GB 8GB RAM, along with a dedicated MicroSD slot.

Capture selfies with a 2MP front-facing camera, record videos, and take essential pictures of documents or events with the 8MP primary camera at the phone’s rear. Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 supports GSM connectivity and includes Nano-SIM and eSIM provisions.  Besides, you can connect with the world through the internet, use Bluetooth pairing to share data and connect with your other smart devices and USB for wired data transfer and charging.

Galaxy Tab A9 is powered by a massive 5,100mAh removable battery that offers 24+ hours of active use before recharge.  It comes with a 15W wired charging unit for fast charging to keep you doing what matters most, whether work-related or entertainment. Announced on October 5, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 is now available at Phoneplace Kenya in Graphite, Silver, and Navy choice colours. You can order it today online or visit the shop premises in Nairobi CBD.

Key Selling Points on Samsung Galaxy Tab A9

  • Powerful 5,100mAh battery
  • Waterproof with IP68 rating
  • 128GB 8GB RAM, with up to 1TB Memory expansion

Galaxy Tab A9 Specifications

Galaxy Tab A9
5 October 2023
5 October 2023
Android 13, One UI 5.1
Mediatek Helio G99 (6nm)
CPU Speed
Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Mali-G57 MC2
64GB / 128GB
4GB / 8GB
Card Slot
Rear Camera
8 MP
Front Camera
2 MP
Sim Card
Nano-SIM, eSIM
332g / 333g
211 x 124.7 x 8 mm
800 x 1340 pixels, 5:3 ratio (~179 ppi density)
Display Type
Display Size
8.7 inches, 214.9 cm2 (~81.7% screen-to-body ratio)
3.5mm jack
No, Tuned by AKG
Yes, supported
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
USB Type-C 2.0
Yes, supported
Li-Po 5,100 mAh, non-removable
Fast Charging
15W wired
Graphite, Silver, Navy
Price in Kenya
Ksh  20,500

Galaxy Tab A9 Design and Build

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 is built for high performance and productivity. Inspire new possibilities with a design that is as striking as powerful. Galaxy Tab A9 has a refreshed rear design and a side button/speaker placement.

It measures 211 x 124.7 x 8 mm and weighs 333g. The tablet, designed to inspire, has an aluminum body, frame, and a glass front. The size, thickness and weight make it comfortable to hold up when making presentations, reading e-books and articles, or even sharing moments with family as you unwind at home.


This helps amplify your creativity and increase productivity when taking notes and creating.

IP68 Rating

As one of the market’s only IP68 water- and dust-resistant tablets, Tab A9 confidently goes where most simply cannot. For extra peace of mind, Armor Aluminum protects against the bumps along the way.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 now features a TFT LCD screen. Get lost in games and shows with intense colours, contrast and smooth refresh rates up to 60Hz.

Specifically, the display features:

  • 8.7-inch TFT screen
  • 800 x 1340 pixels, 5:3 ratio (~179 ppi density)
  • 60Hz refresh rate.

Get an ultra-amazing viewing experience from anywhere. Vision Booster automatically adjusts brightness and contrast so you see every vibrant detail — even in sunlight.

You will have a bright moment as you focus on work (graphics or reading a report) and entertainment (gaming, video streaming, watching YouTube documentaries).


The camera package on the Galaxy tablet is decent enough for intent functionalities.  At 2MP, the front-facing camera is not the best for taking selfies but would be instrumental for conference video calls and video chatting.

Installed at the handset’s rear is an 8 MP AF primary camera that records 1080p videos. It could be better, but considering this is a tablet, it is decent enough to get work done.

Performance and Processing Power

Operating System

Enjoy the user-friendly interface provided by Samsung’s One UI 5.1. Android 13 OS has many features, applications and software that help you maximize productivity and efficient use of your time as you delve deep into the possibilities Galaxy Tab A9 offers.

Processing Power

Whether working or unwinding, unleash greatness in every experience with a Mediatek MT8781V/CA Helio G99 (6nm) chip. The processor is integrated with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU and Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU. They combine to offer absolute power and processing efficiency to enable you to seamlessly multitask and play high-performance activities on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9.

Tablet Storage

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 comes with sufficient storage, besides supporting additional memory with the MicroSD slot. The tab has:

  • 64GB 4GB RAM
  • 128GB 8GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Depending on your tasks, preference and budget, you can choose either of the two Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 variants to suit your needs. Galaxy Tab A9 with 128GB and 8GB RAM specifications could be a better option, considering it offers more RAM and ROM, which translates to better task performance.

Whether working with videos, photos or large creative projects, let your creativity stretch with up to 1TB of internal storage. Add up to 1TB of external storage with a slot for a microSD card.

Connectivity and Communication Capabilities of Galaxy Tab A9

The tab supports GSM connectivity. It has slots for Nano SIM, besides supporting eSIM connectivity. The network technology (GSM / HSPA / LTE) supports 2G, 3G and 4G bands, with a commendable HSPA, LTE network speed. Although less fast and efficient than 5G, 4G is good and decent.

Other ways of connectivity include:

  • Internet: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth: yes, supported
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0

Notably, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 does not support FM Radio, has no 3.5mm jack port and does not support NFC.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 is powered by a Li-Po 5,100 mAh, non-removable battery. This long-lasting battery has plenty of power to share with your other compatible Galaxy devices. And when you do finally need to recharge your Tablet, do it quickly and keep going with 15W wired Super-Fast Charging.

Pros and Cons of Galaxy Tab A9


  • Supports GSM, Nano SIM and eSIM
  • Slim and comfortable to hold and use
  • Supports stylus pen
  • IP68 rated (dust and waterproof)
  • Sufficient RAM and ROM
  • Supports up to 1TB expandable memory
  • Decent processor in the octa-core chipset
  • Galaxy TAB A9 has stereo speakers
  • Good battery capacity
  • fast charging support, 15W wired unit.
  • Strong aluminum body build
  • Budget-friendly.


  • It has no 5G Network connectivity
  • TFT LCD is not the best display for an immersive user experience
  • The resolution is slightly average for a Samsung Tablet
  • Does not support NFC
  • No 3.5mm jack port
  • Low power camera set-up
  • No 4K Video recording
  • Default resfresh rate, 60Hz

Alternative Tablets to Galaxy Tab A9

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+

Summary and Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 is a decent, modern-day tablet to own and use in 2023. It is 8mm thick, weighs about 370g and has an 8.7-inch display; it is portable and easy to handle as you read an article while commuting, make presentations or immerse yourself in a high-setting game. It is affordable, as you balance many things that need your attention. You will find it value for your money, especially considering the S-pen, which improves your creativity and productivity.

This powerful chipset enables seamless multi-tasking between apps, sufficient RAM and ROM, room for up to 1TB memory expansion for your pictures, videos and files, stereo speakers for quality audio output and Android 13, One UI 5.1 that provides you with uncompromised, friendly user experience as you pursue endless possibilities. However, you have to bear with a lesser immersive display and resolution, besides no 3.5mm jack port and FM Radio to plug in your wired headphones and listen to your favourite shows and presenters.

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