Samsung teases separate Galaxy Tab S6 and Watch Active 2 announcements

The Galaxy Note 10’s unveiling is now just eight days away but, as it turns out, Samsung also has a couple of pre-event announcements up its sleeves for July 31 and August 5. The company hasn’t yet confirmed the names of its new products, but a new teaser video certainly gives us a good idea. 

In a bid to keep the spotlight on its new flagships next week, Samsung will be digitally announcing what should be the Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Watch Active 2. The devices have been designed with the “ever-evolving mobile lifestyle in mind” and feature all of the “latest technologies” that’ll help users stay connected while “managing their creativity and wellness.” The latter appears to be a reference to the Galaxy Tab S6’s S Pen support and the Galaxy Watch Active 2’s array of health and fitness-focused features. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Acting as the highly anticipated successor to last year’s Galaxy Tab S4, reports suggest Samsung’s next-gen tablet will inherit the former’s 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display but also introduce some rather important changes that’ll make it a more direct iPad Pro competitor.

Specifically, the tablet is expected to arrive powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage as standard. This configuration is similar to that of entry-level Galaxy S10 models and therefore means there should be zero performance issues. If you’re still unsure, though, rumors suggest a separate 8/256GB model is in the works too. Regardless of the variant chosen, microSD cards of up to 512GB will be supported.

Leaked renders suggest Samsung will be ditching the Galaxy Tab S4’s premium glass build in favor of a unibody aluminum alternative. This includes an elongated cutout along the left side of the rear which houses the tablet’s S Pen when not in use. It’ll reportedly connect magnetically and charge via a connector. Details about the stylus itself are scarce at the minute but it should be very similar to the Galaxy Note 10’s in terms of functionalities.

Completing the Galaxy Tab S6’s setup will be a dual-camera setup on the rear, Android 9 Pie and One UI pre-installed, a 7,040mAh battery, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and optional 4G LTE support.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

The original Galaxy Watch Active is just five months old but its popularity among consumers seems to have led to a change of heart at Samsung. Rather than releasing a successor to last year’s bulky Galaxy Watch as expected, the company is reportedly going all-in with its Watch Active series and has chosen to create a significantly more advanced second-gen model.

Fitness should continue being one of the Galaxy Watch Active 2’s main focuses and Samsung probably has several new features in the works which prove this. But with health becoming increasingly more important to consumers, Samsung’s next wearable is expected to take things to the next levels with the help of an ECG app. Reports suggest it’s not yet approved by the FDA and won’t launch until early 2020, but once it does users will have access to electrocardiograms on their wrist. In the meantime, new features that’ll be available straight out of the box should include the ability to alert users of unusually high or low heart rates.

Another new feature seemingly coming to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is “Touch Bezel.” The latter replaces the rotating bezel found on last year’s Galaxy Watch and essentially means users can swipe a finger around the display to navigate the UI. On one final note, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is expected to land in two sizes – 40mm and 44mm – and should be available to purchase in a range of colors with different band options.

Related phones

Galaxy Tab S6
  • Display 10.5" 1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 7040 mAh



1. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Samsung smartwatch and buds will be off the shelf through freebies from buying flagships.

5. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 194; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

I see that as a good thing. Samsung taking care of their customers. What's wrong with that?

21. oldskool50 unregistered

Samsung has never given away a watch with a phone. But if they did, that would be awesome. getting a $300 watch for free. The fact you have an issue with it, shows how stupid you are. Anything that is expensive, that is given for free, no matter the reason is a bonus and a good thing. You just mad Apple overcharges or everything and never gives away nothing. even when that nothing has low sales. You are a complete and total loser.

2. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Look at the black watch and the red ring around the button, a blatant copy of Apple's gen 4 LTE watch.

3. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 118; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

Black watches are apple's greatest invention.

4. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Samsung agrees, Samsung especially agrees with the red ring look on the button.

10. surethom

Posts: 1741; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Motorola did a black smartwatch years before apple even thought about making a smartwatch.

6. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 194; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

Because Apple invented the "watch" and have been perfecting watch designs based out of Switzerland for over a hundred years.

7. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 118; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

Yes, exactly!

8. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Exactly! Finally someone that gets it!

13. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 118; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

Dude, I was trolling you Lol!

14. berns

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 07, 2014

come on, everyone copies not only samsung, and apple do the same and don't rule out them when it comes to copying. The red ring around the button could be unintentional or coincidence.

22. oldskool50 unregistered

Because a watch never had such a thing before? Gosh you are so predictable. You act like Apple has never copied anyone. So what if they copy. Don't they all copy? All of Apple products are ripoffs and copies off others work. To bad you only see it as a way to attack instead of being proud. Fanbois are complete and uttered imbeciles.

11. surethom

Posts: 1741; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Hopefully the new Samsung smartwatch will have sleep tracking that works a bit better.

15. berns

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 07, 2014

They should already stop making tablet as it is not gaining a good traction, or make a windows 10 tablet instead that is beyond what ipad pro can do.

19. surethom

Posts: 1741; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Wrong, Im so greatfull Samsung still makes Android tablets, the Amoled screen has always been the best. My tablets last at least 4 years so thats mainly why tablets dont sell well.

20. deleon629 unregistered

They're also more practical than Apple tablets in that theyre better at multi-tasking while also being more reasonable in PC fluidity...Assuming one is using PC and not a Mac of course

16. berns

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 07, 2014

I love the new smartwatch's footprint, the slim design and in spite of its size, an ECG capable device, but I will wait to have the app approved then I will grab one.

18. surethom

Posts: 1741; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Wonder what time the Tab s6 will be announced, it looks like the Active 2 will be announced 10am ish on 05/08/19 but guess that is USA time, but what time zone??

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