Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 with in-display fingerprint scanner and Snapdragon 855 SoC launched

“The Galaxy Tab S6 is Samsung’s flagship tablet that boasts of a Super AMOLED display, dual rear cameras, and S-Pen support”

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 has gone official, a week before the company is slated to launch the flagship Galaxy Note 10 series smartphones. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is the world’s first tablet to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Android-powered tablet rocks Qualcomm’s high-end chipset, dual rear cameras, near bezel-less display, quad speakers fine-tuned by AKG, beefy battery with fast charging, and an all-new S-Pen stylus. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is also being touted as an alternative to the desktop, thanks to DeX and keyboard support; there is a housing for the S-Pen at the back panel of the tablet.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 boasts an ultra-slim design with a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display that bears WQXGA resolution (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) and an optical scanner for biometrics. The tablet is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 855 SoC and comes in 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB variants, both of which support storage expansion up to 1TB using a microSD card. For photography, the Galaxy Tab S6 relies on 13-megapixel primary shooter paired with a 5-megapixel ultra-wide sensor at the back. The front camera sports an 8-megapixel snapper for selfies and video calling.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 specifications price launch 1

Apart from this, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is accompanied by the company’s S-Pen that magnetically attaches to the back of the tablet for easy storage and charging. It’s touted to come with some new features such as pause and skip videos, jump to the next slide, and more with a press of a button. The new stylus has a 0.35mAh battery that can change wirelessly and deliver 10 hours of juice upon charging for 10 minutes, the company says.

The tablet is also backed by the company’s AI virtual assistant Bixby for hands-free control. The Galaxy Tab S6 also sports pogo pins connector on the sides for optional keyboard accessory. It features a 7,040mAh battery and has connectivity options such as dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with GLONASS, and USB Type-C port for charging; there is no 3.5mm audio jack. The tablet comes in Cloud Blue, Rose Blush, and Mountain Grey colour options and weighs 420 grams. It will go on sale in select markets in late August, the company says.

“Today’s inspiration comes at a moment’s notice and creatives and professionals need a device able to keep up with insatiable imaginations while complementing their busy, on-the-go lifestyles,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Galaxy Tab S6 enables consumers to unlock their creativity, while delivering the top-quality productivity features and advanced technology they have come to expect from Samsung tablets.”

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