Samsung keeps the high-end Android tablet dream alive with the Galaxy Tab S6

Unpacked isn’t till subsequent week, however Samsung can hardly wait to point out us all of the new issues it’s been engaged on. Ahead of the large present, Samsung has taken the wraps off the Galaxy Tab S6, a high-end Android tablet aimed toward competing with Apple’s iPad Pro and that includes top-of-the-line specs, a Bluetooth S Pen, and the first in-display fingerprint sensor on a tablet.

After launching the inexpensive Galaxy Tab S5e earlier this 12 months, Samsung has skipped proper to model 6 for its new premium tablet. Design-wise, it appears to be like rather a lot like the Galaxy S4 that it replaces, with slim, uniform bezels throughout and a large 16:10 side ratio. You’ll additionally discover that there isn’t a headphone jack this time round, serving to Samsung trim 1.4mm from the thickness. Here’s how the Galaxy Tab S6 stacks as much as its predecessor:

Galaxy Tab S4

  • Dimensions: 249.three x 164.three x 7.1 mm
  • Display:10.5-inch WQXGA Super AMOLED 1600 X 2560
  • Processor: Snapdragon 835
  • Weight: 1.06 kilos
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB or 256GB
  • Camera: 13MP, f/1.9
  • Battery: 7,300mAh
  • Speakers: Surround sound with Dolby Atmos
  • OS: Android Oreo

Galaxy Tab S6

  • Dimensions: 244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm
  • Display:10.5-inch WQXGA Super AMOLED 1600 X 2560
  • Processor: Snapdragon 855
  • Weight: 0.93 kilos
  • RAM: 6GB/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Camera: Dual 13MP Ultra Wide f/2.2 + 5MP Wide f/2.0
  • Battery: 7040mAh
  • Speakers: Quad audio system tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos
  • OS: Android Pie/One UI

The greatest modifications apart from the velocity is with the S Pen. The Galaxy Tab S6 positive factors the Bluetooth stylus that was launched with the Galaxy Note 9 that permits you to remotely management apps and actions, in addition to some new tips. S Pen Air Action will let you management your tablet with hand gestures, a characteristic that has additionally been rumored for the Note 10. Samsung says you’ll have the ability to “take selfies and videos, or scroll through multimedia content, even when the tablet is out of reach.” It’s additionally magnetic, so that you’ll have the ability to preserve it connected to the again of your Tab S6.

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The Galaxy Tab S6 appears to be like rather a lot like the Tab S4, however inside it’s all new.

There’s additionally a brand new model of Samsung’s DeX PC-like desktop expertise. You can both join your Tab S6 to a different show through an HDMI-to-USB-C cable or pop it into the BookCover keyboard to enter the DeX interface, which options resizable home windows and a Chrome OS-like dock. Speaking of the keyboard, the $180 accent has gotten an entire overhaul, bringing a trackpad, further perform keys, and a less-compact design. 

The 7,040mAh battery is definitely smaller than the 7,300mAh one in the S4, however Samsung nonetheless guarantees 15 hours off battery life, simply an hour lower than the 16-hour Tab S4.

One factor you gained’t discover on the Galaxy Tab S6 is a bodily fingerprint scanner. Nor does it have an iris scanner like the S4. Instead, Samsung has added an onscreen optical fingerprint scanner at the backside of the show for unlocking. It’s the first in-display…

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