This is allegedly the Galaxy Tab S6, Samsung's next high-end tablet

This is allegedly the Galaxy Tab S6, Samsung's next high-end tablet
The 2018 Galaxy Tab S4

The successor to the Galaxy Tab S4 has reportedly been in the works for quite some time, but as tipster Evan Blass revealed earlier today, it won’t be called the Galaxy Tab S5. Instead, Samsung’s next high-end tablet will be marketed as the Galaxy Tab S6 and, thanks to SamMobile, we now know what it’ll look like.

Two rear cameras and an S Pen that magnetically attaches

Staying loyal to the trend of a large display paired with slim bezels, the Galaxy Tab S6 is expected to arrive equipped with the same 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display found on last year’s Galaxy Tab S4. This panel should offer a wide 16:10 aspect ratio and a 2560 x 1600p resolution, ultimately translating into a pixel density of around 287ppi (pixels-per-inch). Due to all of this, the Galaxy Tab S6 won’t look that different from the front. However, some rather big changes are planned for the rear, thus making it much easier to differentiate the upcoming model from last year’s Galaxy Tab S4.

Much like the Galaxy Tab S5e that Samsung introduced earlier this year, the upcoming Galaxy Tab S6 is set to feature a rear carved out of a single piece of aluminum. The rather noticeable antenna bands along the top and bottom will also be making a return alongside a set of speakers tuned by AKG. Unlike any Samsung tablet before it, though, there will be multiple cameras on the rear.

Positioned vertically in the top-left corner, the elongated module is expected to house one primary sensor and a secondary time-of-flight camera. The latter should help with real-time 3D tracking and could be useful when it comes to measuring distances on the tablet or improving the experience of AR-focused apps.

Another rather unique feature on the rear comes in the form of a long cutout that includes a darkened portion along the bottom. While not yet confirmed, the area could potentially be used to wirelessly charge Samsung’s S Pen with magnets embedded beneath helping keep the stylus in place. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 release date and specs

In the past, Samsung has often opted for older processors inside its high-end tablets in a bid to keep costs down. The Galaxy Tab S4, for example, featured the Snapdragon 835 while the Tab S3 boasted Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820. As part of an effort to keep things more competitive this year, however, the Galaxy Tab S6 looks set to arrive equipped with the Snapdragon 855 rather than the older Snapdragon 845 as previously expected.

Accompanying the new top-of-the-range processor should be a minimum of 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Samsung has previously included 64GB of storage as standard but sources suggest the South Korean brand is skipping the option this year. On a related note, more expensive models with up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage are certainly a possibility.

As you’d expect from a 2019 tablet, the Galaxy Tab S6 looks set to ship with Android 9 Pie straight out of the box alongside Samsung’s own One UI interface. An update to Android 10 Q is to be expected too, although the company’s typical update timeline suggests it won’t roll out until early 2020. 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is expected to debut at Unpacked on August 7th alongside the Galaxy Note 10 series. The high-end tablet should be available to buy later that month in both Wi-Fi only and LTE models. Regarding color options, information suggests Samsung will sell its device in Grey, Blue, and Brown. Also, a keyboard cover accessory is to be expected as an optional purchase.

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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

Copying ipad pencil where it magnetically attached. This really Samsung junk. No matter what they build as long as android doesn’t support it then its a big fail.

2. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yeah, because Apple were the first to invent this magnetic feature lol. Fun fact, the Tab S3 has a hidden magnet on the back where you can stick the Spen on.

3. dumpster666

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

what a loser...surface had that since ages

11. surethom

Posts: 1731; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Samsung copying apple with magnetic attached??? Well the surface pro had magnetic before iPad.

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6897; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

@Peaceboy...when apple figures out how to make a wireless charger, you'll be first in line to say that 'everyone else' is copying' your beloved fruit. Darkk is probably have a 6s with a cracked screen.

14. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

Are u kidding ? U must be!! Samsung copying apple? Have u seen iPads pro 2018? Didn't remind u of a tab s4? Magnetic pencil is there on the s4 dude and it was there on the surface as well ... When will apple idiotic fans will admit Apple doesn't come up with any innovations!!!

20. oldskool50 unregistered

Are Apple devices the only ones you are familiar with? Other devices has magnetically attached parts before Apple ever did. Why doesn't your overpriced iPad include a pen? I mean it is a tablet. when you think of a tablet, at leats i do; I think of a ringed binder tablet paper and I use a pen or pencil to write. Apple or Jobs, said it was time to get rid of the stylus. Remember that? Even though the finger can be used to draw or write, your sausage fingers whether thin or fat, can not bring the same identical precision and accuracy that a real pen or pencil can give. That fact! But claiming Samsung copied this from apple is pure BS dude. The Surface has had a magnetically attached pen since day one, long before the iPad did. The Galaxy tab S3 also had a mag attached pen. Every day bruh you show how classically ignorant to technical facts you are. i really think you, Midan and Leo_MC are just PA writers pretending to be stupid ignorant fanboys, so they can drive the comment section.

4. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Definitely upgrading my Tab S4 to this!

5. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Why? S4 owner here ... well not for long, one of my kids will get it soon to play with.

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I get lag on my S4 and I believe it has to do with processor and ram set up. The projected processor ram setup looks to be a lot more robust.

15. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

I definitely don't get lag on my tab s4, performance is even better than my note 8. But it does need more ram.

16. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Same here. But that doesn't mean he doesn't, maybe he restored his apps from a previous backup, or there is a corrupted file or app making his Tab act weird. I would advise him to have fresh start, reset the tab and make sure he's on the latest update.

17. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Yea and/or wipe his cache partition. Also to get an app like SD Maid which will scan through the entire system and clean.

18. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Yeah I get the occasional slow down, some animation framerate skipping, but TBH that is a really weak "excuse" to buy a new tablet. Not that I know of apps on Android that can actually harness the power of Snapdragon 835 :)

7. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

I actually prefer the S Pen technology of the Galaxy Tab over Apple Pencil. Also I loved the beautiful Samsung OLED screen. Unfortunately, I had to return the Galaxy Tab S4 because it didn't have the horsepower to handle high resolution artwork so I had to go back to my iPad. Also the face scan unlocking was not quite ready for prime time and was pretty annoying. That being said I would love to give the S6 a test drive.

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Exactly why I'm upgrading to the Tab S6... I knew I wasn't the only one with those issues..

9. Xavier1415

Posts: 224; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Nice I want it gimmie gimmie gimmie!

10. surethom

Posts: 1731; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Missed opportunity it should have been a 10.8 inch or 11inch screen with a 90 Hz display

21. oldskool50 unregistered

Why? There is no true benefit to high refresh rates on a smartphone, because the screen is so small. It's not the same benefit as high refresh rates are on large screen monitors or TV's. When you consider most games and all movies don't exceed 30FPS, a faster refresh for the display for now is gimmicky. Now, having said that I will say; once Microsoft makes Xbox One games available to street over streaming, then yes higher refresh rates for get a more console-like experience will be then justified. But right now, 90-120hz displays on a 6" display is pointless expense I rather be seen used elsewhere. On a 10"+ display like on the iPad, then it sorta makes more since only because the display is larger. The issue is, none of those kiddie games on iOS exceed 30FPS and what few games that do, aren't worth the extra price just to waste battery.

12. Elvis358

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

That's the worst pencil placement ever. Should stick it on one of the sides. You can't put a tablet normally on the desk while the pencil is attached. Meaning, when you put the tablet on the desk on the back.

19. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Am I the only one who would prefere a 3:2 or 4:3 tablet rather than 16:10? Of course 16:9/16:10 is better for watching movies, but for many other tasks 4:3 is much better! Also, I hope they also release a larger version with 12"-12.5"!

22. darthlarryboy

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 09, 2018

Yes, larger version please!

23. Krjal

Posts: 439; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I'm still pretty happy with my Tab S4 but if there are enough improvements without any stupid steps backwards I'll consider an upgrade. Painting on an OLED screen has made it difficult to enjoy working on a Cintiq.

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