After some confirmations, speculations and leaks, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G is finally official. It debuts as the very first 5G Android tablet and it’ll be sold starting tomorrow in South Korea. It’s priced at $850 and it’s going to offer the exact same specs as the Tab S6 we tested last year.
The difference is that it now has a Qualcomm X50 modem for 5G. South Korea is already doing fine with 5G, with over 1 million Samsung 5G phones already being used on local carriers. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 was the most powerful tablet launched in 2019, in the Android segment at least. It packs a Snapdragon 855 CPU, 6 or 8 GB of RAM and UFS 3.0 storage starting at 128 GB. There’s a microSD card slot and a pretty bright AMOLED 10.5 inch Quad HD+ screen with an integrated fingerprint reader.
We also have quad speakers tuned by AKG, a 7040 mAh battery which wasn’t half bad and a dual back camera with 13 MP + 5 MP sensors (second camera is ultra wide). There’s also a smooth metal body in the mix, just 5.7 mm in thickness and 420 grams in weight. These measurements could change on the Tab S6 5G version. The device runs on Android Pie with One UI on top and also has a DeX mode, which is basically an alternative to Windows, with a taskbar, resizable windows and app grids.
The $850 price in South Korea applies to the 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage model and there should be special limited offers, with the Book Cover, limited edition S Pens and more. Expect price cuts for the 4G Tab S6 by the way.