Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Could Come with Snapdragon 855 SoC, In-display Fingerprint Sensor: Report

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Galaxy Tab S6 Leak

Samsung is ready to take on the iPad Pro with its Android-based Galaxy tablet. The rumor has it that the Galaxy Tab S4 successor is going to be named the Tab S6. The Korean company is going to skip S5 from its naming scheme. Thanks to a separate leak from Sammobile, we are aware that the device is likely to feature a sleek metal body. However, not much was known about the upcoming tablet’s specifications, until now. Finally, the folks at 91mobiles claim to have obtained information regarding the features and specifications of the Galaxy Tab S6 from an industry source. Based on this information, it seems Samsung will go all guns blazing in terms of hardware. Here’s what’s likely to be on the cards for Samsung’s upcoming flagship tablet:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Specifications

The Galaxy Tab S6 will feature a Super AMOLED screen. As a result, you will get vibrant colors and proper blacks compared to the iPad’s LCD screen. At this point though, there is no word on the panel size and resolution. Samsung will integrate the fingerprint sensor into the screen. Making it probably the world’s first tablet to feature the in-display fingerprint reader.

Samsung is taking no chance when it comes to power. The tablet is powered by the industry-leading Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. This 7 nm chip houses eight Kryo 485 CPU cores clocked up to Up to 2.84 GHz. For gaming, you get Adreno 640 GPU. There’s no word on the amount of RAM, but we expect the tablet to come in 6 GB and 8 GB variants. Moving on to the internal storage, the users will get to choose between 128 GB and 256 GB storage options. Plus, there will be a microSD slot for further storage expansion.

The Galaxy Tab S6 will feature a dual camera setup. It will include a 13 MP primary sensor accompanied by a 5 MP wide sensor. For video chat, the device will be equipped with an 8 MP front-facing shooter. The report doesn’t mention the battery capacity but claims that the tablet will offer up to 15 hours of usage on a single charge. Samsung will also implement the fast-charging technology for the Galaxy Tab S6. There are also rumors of the device’s quad speakers to be tuned by Samsung’s subsidiary AKG.

Galaxy Tab Keyboard

The Galaxy Tab S6 Will Be More Than A Tablet

The Korean company is eyeing to market the tablet as a two-in-one that can get the work done on the go. It comes with DeX support, which lets you use your handset device as a desktop. Speaking of which, the Galaxy Tab S6 will come with an optional keyboard accessory. And honestly, you don’t need leaked information to know that Samsung’s flagship tablet will come with an S Pen. The new stylus will bring in new tricks to the table such as controlling media playback or business presentation.

For the pricing and launch details, you will have to wait a few more weeks. Considering that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch is scheduled on August 7, don’t be surprised to see the Galaxy Tab S6 at the same stage.


Chandrakant is a sci-fi movie aficionado and wannabe space explorer. He writes about consumer technology for bread and butter. He has worked with some of the esteemed publications like PCMag, TechTree, Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, NDTV Gadgets, and more.

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