Samsung introduced the flagship tablet Galaxy Tab S6. Compared to its predecessor, the device has received a number of dramatic changes, including a powerful processor from Qualcomm, a fingerprint scanner in the screen, an advanced stylus included and an improved desktop Dex mode.
The new Galaxy Tab S6 is made in a thin metal case of pink, mint or gray. The front features a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED high-resolution display with thin frames on all sides and a built-in fingerprint scanner. The manufacturer offers to control the device by means of a touch screen, but with the help of an updated stylus S Pen.
On the back of the tablet, the manufacturer has provided a small recess for the stylus. It is attached with magnets. In this position, charging occurs. Like last year's Galaxy Note9, the accessory connects via Bluetooth. Thanks to this, the pen capabilities have expanded significantly: now the tablet can be controlled remotely. For example, you can release the camera shutter, control media playback, and switch slides during a presentation.
Galaxy Tab S6 is positioned as a device not only for entertainment but also for work. Therefore, Samsung has improved the proprietary Dex mode, which can be quickly activated by pressing a special key on the proprietary external keyboard (purchased separately). The latter, by the way, also updated and received a full touchpad. You can connect an external monitor to the tablet via the USB Type-C connector to make it more comfortable to work in desktop mode on a large screen.
Among the interesting features of the device it is worth noting the dual main camera with an additional wide-angle module with a viewing angle of 123 degrees, the presence of four speakers with support for Dolby Audio technology, configured by AKG specialists, and a battery capacity of 7040 mAh with the claimed 15 hours of battery life when watching video. Stylus S Pen after 10 minutes of wireless charging from the tablet is able to work up to 10 hours.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab S6:
- Display: 10.5", Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 aspect ratio
- Processor: Snapdragon 855 (1 x 2.84 GHz + 3 x 2.41 GHz + 4 x 1.78 GHz), Adreno 640 graphics
- RAM: 6/8 GB
- Drive: 128/256 GB, support microSD up to 512 GB
- Main camera: dual, 13 + 5 (wide-angle lens) MP
- Front camera: 8 MP
- Battery: 7040 mAh, up to 15 hours of video playback
- Interfaces: USB Type-C, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
- Audio: four speakers with AKG setting
- Security: fingerprint scanner in the screen
- OS: Android 9 Pie with One UI 1.5
- Weight: 420 g
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 will be available from September 6th at $649 for the base model, which offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. You can upgrade to an 8GB/256GB configuration for $729 if you need the extra space.