Samsung has taken the wraps off its much-rumored Tab S6 yesterday, exactly a week before the Note 10 is scheduled for launch. It has a 10.5-inch WQXGA Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixel and a 16:10 aspect ratio. Compared to the Tab S4, the S6’s bezels have been trimmed quite a bit. The Tab S6 has a 64-bit octa-core processor and is powered by Snapdragon 855 processor which is a 7nm chipset. It also has a new S-Pen, which sticks magnetically to the back of the tablet, unlike the Note series where one needs to insert the S-Pen into the phone itself. The device will be a canvas for artists and pure bliss for multitasking.
The trimmed bezels are more rounded which has a total of 4 speakers with Doly Atmos for giving an immersive multimedia experience. The tab boasts an 8GB RAM with up to 256GB storage that also supports expandable storage a microSD card slot up to 1TB. It packs a mammoth 7,040mAh battery while the S-Pen has a 0.35mAh battery, which supports wireless charging. The company says that the stylus will deliver up to 10 hours of battery with just ten minutes of charging.
On the camera side of things, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 sports a dual rear camera setup that includes a 13MP sensor and another 5MP sensor. The front camera is an 8MP sensor for clicking selfies and video calling. The company has implemented an under-display fingerprint scanner for added security.
It is a direct successor to the Samsung Tab S4 as Samsung skipped the number 5 (Huh!). It can also be considered a successor to the Samsung Tab S5e, which is a mid-range tablet. The newly launched tablet sits at a commanding place as Android offers no such alternative. Even the search giant Google stopped producing tablets.
The short launch gave us the official look into the tab that is said to be an iPad Pro competitor. The Tab S6 is a high-end Android tablet that has enough specifications to actually take on Apple’s iPad prodigy. Focused on productivity and entertainment, the device features an S-Pen that mimic Note 9’s S-Pen Bluetooth connectivity, which is quite handy to skip songs and the like.
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Specifications|
|Display||10.5 Super AMOLED
82.5% screen-to-body ratio
|Cameras||Dual Camera Module:
48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF/Laser AF
13 MP, f/2.4, 11mm (ultrawide)
Dual-LED flash, HDR, auto panorama (motorized rotation)
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform (7 nm)
Octa-core Kryo 485,
Android 9 Pie, One UI
Fast charging 18W
Reverse charging 10W
Up to 1TB via MicroSD Card
|Security||In-display fingerprint sensor|
|Colors||Cloud Blue, Rose Blush, Mountain Grey|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, USB Type C, 4 Dolby Atmos Speakers|