Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab S6, its latest multi-talented, S Pen-totting tablet that brings the fight to the Apple iPad Air. Designed for ultimate creativity and productivity, the new tablet is also the first tablet to boast a dual-camera system and an on-screen fingerprint scanner.
Here are 9 key things that make the Galaxy Tab S6 awesome.
#1 New S Pen
The Galaxy Tab S6 features a redesigned S Pen that’s great for writing and drawing. With built-in BLE, the new S Pen has remote control functionality including a gesture function called S Pen Air actions. It lets you take selfies and videos, or control multimedia content by using the S Pen. Additionally, the famous stylus features wireless charging that can deliver up to 10 hours of battery life, with just 10 minutes of charge time.
What’s interesting is that the Tab now has a magnetic strip on the back where the S Pen can attach to it to store and charge. Unusual!
#2 New Samsung DeX
An improved version of Samsung DeX is built into the Galaxy Tab S6, giving you an instant and seamless transition to a PC desktop-like experience. The tablet’s new dedicated Book Cover Keyboard has a DeX function key that can launch DeX with a tap. I’m a huge fan of DeX, and this is certainly a plus.
#3 Fine-tuned keyboard
The keyboard has been fine-tuned for better functionality and now includes an S Pen holder, free angle stand, touch pad and several new function keys.
#4 Dual camera
The Galaxy Tab S6 is Samsung’s first dual-camera with an Ultra Wide camera on a tablet. With a 123-degree field of view, it helps you capture more. The dual-camera system consists of 13MP f/2.2 + 5MP f/2.0 sensors on the rear, and an 8MP f/2.0 front-facing unit.
#5 On-screen fingerprint scanner
For the first time ever, Samsung is integrating an on-screen fingerprint scanner to its tablet. The convenience of the scanner is complemented by defence-grade security—Samsung Knox.
#6 Made for content consumption
With a 10.5-inch WQXGA Super AMOLED (2560×1600) display, quad-speakers with sound tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos, the Galaxy Tab S6 is perfect for media consumption. What’s more, you get three months free Spotify Premium*, and four free months of YouTube Premium*.
#7 Big on performance
The Galaxy Tab S6 packs a 7nm Snapdragon 855 processor and offers either a 6GB RAM + 128GB of storage option or an 8GB RAM + 256GB of storage option. Either way, there’s no compromise on performance, whether you’re getting work done or playing games. There’s also microSD expansion (up to 1TB) if you feel you’re running short and Game Booster powered by AI to ensure you get the best lag-free gaming performance.
#8 Big battery
The tablet features a large 7,040mAh battery that’s good for up to 15 hours of use. It fast charges via USB-C.
#9 One UI
The Galaxy Tab S6 runs Android 9 Pie with version 1.5 of Samsung’s excellent One UI interface.
Pricing and availability
No local pricing or availability have been announced yet. In the US, it is expected to retail for USD649 (MYR2,711) and USD729 (MYR3,046) for the 6GB + 128GB storage and 8GB + 256GB storage models respectively.
For more info, head over to: https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-tab-s6/
*Spotify is only for users to Premium who have an existing Samsung account. This offer is available in select countries. YouTube Premium 4-month free trial is available with purchase and activation of an eligible device by 29 February 2020. It is available in select countries and may not be available if you travel abroad.