Samsung plans to deal with both Apple’s iPads and Microsoft’s Surface laptops with its new Galaxy Tab S6. This tablet is definitely powerful, constructed like a high-end smartphone, but does it have what it takes to beat these big competitors?
Display and Specs
The Galaxy Tab S6 comes with a 10.5-inch super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,560×1,660. It gives it a total of 287 PPI, which makes it roughly equal to the Surface Pro 6 of Microsoft and the new Apple iPad Pro.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC is the driving force in this tablet, giving it the Samsung Galaxy S10 parallel performance. The base model tablet also comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space, upgraded on the high-end model to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. All Galaxy Tab S6 tablets offer Wi-Fi, but there will also be an integrated cellular antenna with LTE connectivity for select versions.
Samsung plans to use its new Galaxy Tab S6 to compete with both Apple’s iPads and Microsoft’s Surface laptops. This tablet is certainly powerful, built like a high-end smartphone, but do these big competitors need to beat it?
Screen and Specs
The Galaxy Tab S6 comes with a super AMOLED 10.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2,560×1,660. This gives it a total of 287 PPI, making it nearly the same as Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 and the new Apple iPad Pro.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 – Key Features:
• 10.5 inch 2560 x 1600 Super AMOLED Display
• 2.8GHz, 2.4GHz, 1.7GHz Octa-Core Processor
• 13 MP + 5 MP Primary & 8 MP Selfie Camera
• Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps) Bluetooth Version
• A desktop experience one shortcut away
• Next-generation neural processing power
The tablet comes with the S Pen from Samsung, which is useful to write notes on the tablet and edit images. Additionally, Samsung offers a keyboard case that allows you to use the tablet as a laptop for enhancement. The tablet also has a special software mode, referred to by the company as “DeX Mode,” which attempts to imitate a more traditional notebook interface, but it seems to be troublesome. It was found in the review that the DeX mode was buggy and unstable.
Samsung sells the Galaxy Tab S6 starting at Rs 59,900, but it seems to be the best avoided option. Although it is less costly than the Surface Pro 6 of the iPad Pro and Microsoft, the glitches seem to make use of the tablet an unpleasant experience. There are also several low-cost options, including the 10.2-inch iPad from Apple in 2019.