South Korean tech giant Samsung officially launched the Galaxy Tab S6 one week ahead of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and second-generation Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. Before the announcement of the new flagship tablet of Samsung, bits and pieces of information about the image and specs had already been leaking the interweb. The tech company also posted a teaser video regarding the date for the unveiling of its two new products, the Samsung Galaxy Tablet S6 and the Galaxy Watch Active 2, the tablet on July 31 (yesterday) and the watch on the 5th of August this year.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Specs and Features
The Galaxy Tab S6 is a high-end Android tablet that’s designed for both productivity work and entertainment needs, just like what Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface Pro offers. The tablet is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with either 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage or 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage. But, the storage can still be extended to 512GB through the MicroSD card support. The tablet is built around a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED panel with 2560 x 1600px resolution – a productivity-friendly 16:10 aspect ratio. The Galaxy Tab S6 is thinner and lighter than tab S4 with its 5.7mm thickness and weight of 420g from Galaxy Tab S4’s 7.1mm and 482g. But, the Galaxy tab S6 also has the quad speakers tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos just like the Galaxy tab S4, two on each side when the tablet is held in landscape. The Galaxy Tab S6 has a rear dual-camera system with a 13MP main camera and a 5MP 123-degree wide-angle lens. At the front, an 8MP selfie camera with facial recognition tech. The front camera can also be used for face recognition to unlock your Galaxy Tab S6. You can also use the optical in-display fingerprint scanner here to log in, this is Samsung’s first-ever tablet with an in-screen fingerprint reader. A 7,040 mAh battery lasts for a full 15 hours of video playback. You can use fast USB type C charging to charge quickly or opt for the POGO Charging Dock for another way to charge. This year Samsung decided to stow the S Pen in a groove carved into the Tab S6’s back. It latches on magnetically, and charges when it’s in the cradle just like the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil. You’ll also see a battery indicator when you’ve placed the stylus in the dock. Like it did with the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung added Bluetooth capabilities to the S Pen here, turning the stylus into a remote control. But the company didn’t stop at simply replicating the feature — it added gestures to make it more useful. In addition to clicking and double-clicking the button to control stuff, you can also press and hold while flicking your wrist up, down, left or right to trigger more actions. Samsung has redesigned the keyboard attachment to include a small trackpad. The keyboard, which can be purchased for an additional $179, connects to the tablet through a set of pogo pins on the left edge of the Tab S6. It can be detached separately from its back cover, which also acts as a kickstand to prop the tablet up. Galaxy Tab S6’s portable BookCover Keyboard uses a dedicated key for quick DeX access, plus a touchpad. You can also connect to another display using an HDMI cable for even more space. Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 open on August 23. You’ll be able to pick up the tablet directly from a store or online portal on September 6. For the base model, $649 which offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and $729 for the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage. Available in Cloud Blue, Rose Blush, Mountain Gray with pen color to match.