While two picture sets of the next flagship tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 have leaked already in July, today we can share the third confirmed image of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 which I got from an Asian regulatory body where it’s pictured with a measure tape for reference.
And I don’t know about you, but the image makes me wonder just how thin the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 really is. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 from last year is 7mm thick, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is a class leading 5.5mm thick with a weight of 400 grams, and these are both 10.5-inch tablets. Even the iPad Pro 11 is 5.9mm thick.
So will Samsung be setting new records in more than just performance on Android tablets next month, and will the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 be record breaking thin and light too or have we reached the limits so far? There are those of you with the the appropriate software that can approximate the thickness from the S6 image, so I’m going to throw the ball over to you instead in the meantime.
But so far it looks like Samsung is going all in to make sure the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is a flagship tablet in as many ways as possible, which is what product evolutions should be all about.
Confirmed Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 specs so far are Android 9.0, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB and 256GB storage options, a 10.5-inch screen, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, a 6840 mAh battery, a new magnetic Bluetooth stylus for the tablet, with both Wi-Fi (SM-T860) and cellular models (SM-T865 / SM-T867).
We can also reveal that the S Pen for the Samsung Tab S6 is a brand new Bluetooth stylus from Samsung, and it has the model number EJ-PT860, with specs listed below.
It’s safe to assume that the Samsung Tab S6 has at least 4 speakers and at least a 2560 x 1600 resolution display, but we don’t know yet if Samsung is using new OLED technology this year or not, nor what other technological improvements we might see in the tablet. We will also get the reintroduction of a trackpad on the optional keyboard cover.
The official Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 announcement is expected to be made on July 31.
– Tom Bowen