The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 brings the ethos behind the series – that a non-Apple tablet can serve as a laptop-replacing professional machine – closer than ever to reality. Thanks to a few key refinements it seriously contends with the latest IPAD PRO 11at a slightly lower cost.
Some of these refinements are obvious, like slimming down the body and integrating the S Pen stylus to clip onto, and recharge from, the Galaxy Tab S6.
Others are less so, like giving the tablet-as-desktop feature DeX a shortcut on the revamped optional Book Cover keyboard. It might not be a generational leap that justifies hopping from the previous tab S4 to the Tab S6 (Samsung opted not to release a Tab S5, and instead focused on its more affordable tab S6 but it’s progress.
SPECIFICATIONS OF SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S6:
NETWORK GSM / HSPA / LTE
Announced 2019, July
Coming soon. 2019, August
Dimensions 244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm (9.63 x 6.28 x 0.22 in)
Weight 420 g (14.82 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 10.5 inches, 321.9 cm2 (~82.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1600 x 2560 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~287 ppi density)
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
Chipset Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU Adreno 640
- Card slot microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
- Internal 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
- 13 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, AF
- 5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm
- Video 2160p@30fps
- Single 8 MP, f/2.0, 26mm, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
- Video 1080p@30fps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0
Non-removable Li-Po 7040 mAh battery
Fast battery charging 18W
Models SM-T860, SM-T865
Price About $ 662
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 excellent S Pen
The Galaxy Tab S6 has thin, uniform bezels all around the 10.5-inch screen, and it doesn’t appear to be excessively unique from the 11-inch iPad Pro. The littler bezels mean a more minimal gadget, while as yet keeping up an enormous screen size. In any case, there’s still enough space to hold the tablet. The 10.5-inch screen sounds enormous, however it’s sensible with one hand. It helps that it’s significantly more slender at 5.71mm, a sizable change from the 7.1mm Tab S4
It’s the back of the Tab S6 that is more intriguing. The glass back from the Tab S4 has been supplanted with aluminum. That implies less stress over scratches, fingerprints, or breaks in case of a unintentional drop. There are Mountain Gray, Cloud Blue, or Rose Blush shading choices for visual style, however I wish Samsung endeavored to veil the terrible recieving wire lines at the top and base (indeed, there’s a LTE variation coming later).
Is that a S Pen hanging off the back? That’s right. There’s an oval indent on the back where the S Pen rests, hung on by magnets, and it’s ready to revive remotely. You need to arrange the S Pen cautiously when putting it on the back of the Tab S6, so you may end up fiddling around with it longer than should be expected.
The magnets are sufficiently able to ensure the S Pen remains on the tablet, however it can move somewhat and quit charging. It’s reasonable the usage is intended to mirror what Apple did with the Pencil on the iPad Pro, yet Samsung’s methodology isn’t as powerful. I’ll need to utilize it for longer to perceive how it holds up over the span of an entire day.
Like a year ago’s model, there’s a quad-speaker arrangement around the tablet, and it likewise bolsters Dolby Atmos and Sound by AKG for unrivaled sound quality. Unfortunately, there’s no earphone jack, so you’ll need to utilize Bluetooth earbuds or a USB-C to earphone jack connector.
KEYBOARD of Samsung galaxy tab s6
The keyboard for the Tab S6 – which is excluded of course, dissimilar to the S Pen — has been improved with a trackpad and function keys.
Composing feels extraordinary. The keyboard is clicky and responsive, and there’s sufficient room so it doesn’t feel excessively confined. It’s vastly improved than the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard, which to me doesn’t offer enough material sensation. The function keys include more adaptability, however it’s extremely the trackpad that changes the game. While surveying the Tab S4 a year ago, I as often as possible utilized it with a Bluetooth mouse, yet now I won’t need to convey one gratitude to the trackpad. It’s well-put, however I do wish the left and right catches were more responsive.
I noticed a bug. I couldn’t feature content with the trackpad. Samsung said I was utilizing a pre-creation model, and that this will be fixed with the last form.
The Book Cover Keyboard is a two-piece keyboard, which means the keyboard can be isolated from the back spread, which serves as the kickstand. The kickstand can without much of a stretch be acclimated to an assortment of points, and the top piece of the spread likewise keeps the S Pen secure. It overlays out at the top for simple S Pen get to.