While it is a fact that the global tablet market continues to remain stagnant, premium players in the segment are in no mood to let go of this space. With more than 20 percent market share globally, Apple continues to dominate the global tablet space. Apple’s archrival Samsung, however, continues to nip at Apple’s heels with its premium tablet offerings. Currently, the top-of-the-line Samsung tablet that money can buy is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. This device, however, has been around for a very long time and in need of a serious upgrade. And according to the folks at Sammobile, Samsung is indeed working on a successor to the Tab S4. This new machine is likely to be called the Galaxy Tab S6 and is currently in an advanced stage of development.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6: Specifications, what we know so far
According to Sammobile, Samsung has reserved the Tab S5 line for its range of mid-range tablets. They already have the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e in this space. The Galaxy Tab S6, on the other hand, will be a ‘proper’ premium device with top-of-the-line specs. To start with, unlike the Tab S4 that came with the Snapdragon 835 SoC when the SD845 chipset was already available, the new Tab S6 will get the latest SD 855 SoC. The tablet is also expected to feature 6GB of RAM and will be offered in 128GB and 256GB storage options. Sammobile adds that Samsung does not intend to offer the Tab S6 in a 64GB avatar. The device will also run Android 9 Pie at launch. While we do not know the resolution yet, it is certain that the Tab S6 will feature a 10.5-inch panel. Unsurprisingly, the Tab S6 will also feature a Bluetooth-enabled stylus (S-pen) at the rear where it attaches magnetically.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6: Camera and Imaging
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is likely to feature a dual camera setup at the rear. While we do not have the specifics in terms of the camera sensors and the resolution, we do know that it will also get an additional ToF sensor for gathering depth information. The Galaxy Tab S6 will be offered in Wi-Fi only and LTE variants and is likely to be made available in Grey, Blue and Brown colors.
At this point, there is no clarity on a possible launch/announcement date for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. There is a possibility that this device could be announced just before the Galaxy Note 10 is officially announced on August 7. If Samsung delays the launch a bit, an official launch at IFA 2019 is also a distinct possibility.