“The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is expected to be a low powered version of the flagship Galaxy Tab S6, and may hence be positioned as a mid-range device.”
Samsung‘s rumoured mid-range tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, has now been spotted on the North American FCC database. While the FCC certification does not particularly reveal anything new, it does suggest that the Tab S6 Lite may be nearing its official launch. The tablet was recently certified by Thailand’s NCC authority, which revealed that it would come with dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity and USB-C port. Its previous appearances in the Bluetooth SIG certification database also affirmed the presence of Bluetooth 5.0, although key specifications such as display size and battery capacity still remain unknown.
From what is known so far, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite may be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9611 mid-range processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB native storage. Other rumours suggest that despite being a mid-range device, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite would come with support for the S-Pen stylus, which would peg it squarely against Apple’s entry-level iPads, which too have Apple Pencil stylus support now. Given its timing of the launch, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is also likely to come with Android 10 onboard, although its pricing remains unknown as of now.
The flagship Samsung tablet, Galaxy Tab S6, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, coupled with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB native storage. It features a 10.5-inch AMOLED display, and the entire setup is powered by a 7,040mAh battery. In comparison, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is almost certain to feature a smaller display size, and going by the certifications that it has received, may not come with LTE connectivity. In this case, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite will be a Wi-Fi only tablet that Samsung might target entertainment consumers with.
What remains to be seen now is when the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is launched. With the coronavirus pandemic causing multiple delays in device manufacturing and component supplies, companies have been forced to push back planned launches indefinitely. Most events and conferences have also either been cancelled or postponed, which would suggest that if the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is indeed launched soon, it would be introduced in an online-only launch. It would be interesting to see if the tablet is brought to India, and at what price does Samsung eventually launch the mid-range tablet.