Massive new leak reveals the high-end Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 in all its glory

Massive new leak reveals the high-end Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 in all its glory
Apart from a highly anticipated flagship smartphone duo with a popular S Pen in tow, Samsung is widely expected to unveil both a new smartwatch and a premium Android tablet at the August 7 Unpacked event in New York City.

While the Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Tab S6 weren't leaked as prematurely as the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, we might now know everything there is to know about them as well. We're talking key selling points, groundbreaking new features, and especially design revisions, as shown in multiple rounds of leaked real-life pictures and press-friendly renders.

The latest batch of high-quality Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 depictions leaves almost nothing to the imagination, putting the spotlight on the slate's familiar front panel, its altered backplate, redesigned stylus companion, as well as all sides and angles.

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something (light) blue

For the first time... ever, Samsung is reportedly cooking up a high-end tablet with an actual high-end SoC that's not already behind the times. Still, most benchmarks suggest the Snapdragon 855 is no match for the Apple A12X Bionic chip found inside the latest iPad Pro generation (which is also likely to be upgraded in the near future).

Similarly, it looks like the Galaxy Tab S6 will retain the screen bezels of last year's Tab S4, which are slightly thicker than those of the 2018-released iPad Pro 11 and 12.9. Interestingly, the new premium tablet appears set to borrow the aluminum build from the upper mid-range Galaxy Tab S5e released earlier this year rather than go with the same all-glass design of the Tab S4.

Meanwhile, the S Pen looking to accompany the Tab S6 is different in design from the stylus accessories paired with the Tab S4 and Note 9. More importantly, the way it attaches to the back of the slate all but guarantees new Bluetooth-powered capabilities will be offered, requiring wireless charging done straight from the tablet. Another intriguing new feature "confirmed" by this fresh batch of renders is a dual rear-facing camera arrangement, although we're still not sure what kind of a secondary sensor we're looking at here. Previous reports have pointed towards an ultra-wide lens, but a 3D ToF (Time-of-Flight) sensor is also a possibility.

Following in the footsteps of a Galaxy Tab S4 sold in rather boring black and white colors, the Galaxy Tab S6 is today rendered in a much cooler trio of paint jobs, including grey, light blue, and what's likely to be marketed as rose gold.

No headphone jack and... no fingerprint scanner?!

It's pretty much etched in stone now that the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ will follow the unreleased Galaxy Fold's suit and kill off the beloved 3.5mm audio connector, so it shouldn't really come as a surprise that the Galaxy Tab S6 aims to turn its back on good old jack too. Especially considering the Tab S5e also lacks the same headphone port.

What's far more shocking is that there's no fingerprint reader in sight. While the Galaxy Tab S4 didn't include one either, at least Samsung equipped that device with an iris scanner, which is also nowhere to be found on the Tab S6. Of course, an out-of-sight in-display fingerprint authentication method could be in the pipeline, but it's by no means a guaranteed feature right now. What's certain is that the Galaxy Tab S6 won't borrow the side-mounted fingerprint sensor from the Tab S5e.

The rest of the (nearly) confirmed specs and features are hardly surprising, including a quad AKG-tuned speaker system, USB Type-C port, POGO pins for connecting an optional keyboard, optional LTE support, a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display, at least 6GB RAM coupled with 128GB internal storage space, and the aforementioned state-of-the-art Snapdragon 855 processor. Unfortunately, there are no words on pricing yet, although if the vastly inferior Galaxy Tab S4 is any indication, this bad boy will certainly not come cheap.

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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



2. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Hhhmmm, gonna wait for actual specs and features this looks like a good alternative, but then again the price should be a concern knowing that this is a Samsung.

4. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

In the picture with the keyboard case the display corners are rounded. In the other pictures they are not. WHY?

5. Konwar

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 18, 2019

The Galaxy Tab S6 will be backed by 6840 mAh battery with support for 15W (9V/1.67A) fast charging. Source: dealntech(dot)com/samsung-galaxy-tab-s6/

7. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

well that's a bit small-ish for a 10" tablet and a 15W charger ain't that fast

30. oldskool50 unregistered

It's faster than Apple's 5W charger. So yes, its pretty fast. That 15W charger charges my Note 9 in about 120MINS. And that's on a phone with a larger batter vs the iPhone which takes over 3hrs to charge. That means this tablet has almost a 7000MaH battery that will charge in the same amount of time an iPhone does, roughly 3 hours. That's pretty fast dude, you have no idea what you are talking about.

34. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

well if you have ever used something like 22W or 40W charger you'll know what I'm talking about. and apple chargers are pretty much trash so don't ever compare them.

6. legar123

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

Too bad one ui and android doesn't offer the best OS experience for tablet. Looks like I'll be sticking to my ipad.

8. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I don't think I can go back to using Android tablets anymore, after owning the iPad pro 11. Google pretty much abandoned tablet apps and features.

9. Techzalot

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 19, 2018

There is no excuse to not include a headphone jack...

31. oldskool50 unregistered

Including Galaxy Buds?

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4334; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Looks great, good specs but for me tablets are yesteryear. With my phones pushing near 7 inch screens, tablets are a redundancy

11. Nionx

Posts: 208; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Might be worth it to get this over the Note 9 and go with a One Plus 7 as my daily. Hmmmm

12. OneLove123

Posts: 1268; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

No match for the A12? Then why does SD 855 score a lot higher on antutu?

15. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019


16. JCASS889

Posts: 630; Member since: May 18, 2018

Dude we get it the iPad is faster, do what you want and let people use what they want, so tired of you just glorifying apple in every single article even if it has nothing to do with Apple. What do you get out of this? Does Apple send you stocks or something for every stupid comment?

19. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Oh JCASS889. Please don't let me show your previous "my laptop is faster" comments.

23. JCASS889

Posts: 630; Member since: May 18, 2018

Makes sense considering my laptop is cheaper than an iPad, yet does more and has more power. Your one of those people that goes straight to my comment history because you have no actual argument over my comment. Can't think of what to say so you repeat what I said.

24. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

25. JCASS889

Posts: 630; Member since: May 18, 2018

Do tell how I'm being a hipocrite

22. OneLove123

Posts: 1268; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

My i7 8700k!! Beat that!

17. Bruindog09

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

I have always been a huge Samsung fan and buy their products whenever I need to upgrade. But for some reason it really bothers me when they come up with these off the wall colors. I wish they had stock black and white versions so I could match my devices. I despise Apple products but they got it right in that regard.

18. Damac71nina

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Let me guess there’s not enough space in a giant 10.5” tablet for a headphone jack right?

20. strawberry

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

seriously, do people still use iPad and tablet these days?

27. RoryBreaker

Posts: 260; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Not enough of a jump for me to move from my Tab S4 yet.

28. dmdzordilla

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 31, 2018

No the pen wont charge on its back, its probably just Like a nest where you can attach the pen for convenience. Remember SPens dont need to be charged

29. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

No headphone jack on a media consuption device, smart move Samsung, smart move ...

32. oldskool50 unregistered

Other than Apple fan, no one cares that the A12 is a faster chip than the SD8xx. What does matter is the Tab S6 will have a better display than any iPad right now, better sound thanks to AKG hardware, faster charging vs an iPad, this device has better cameras and it has more features too, including the fact you have floating windows and you can split-screen more apps and it has full multi-tasking, and you can use Samsung Flow, which replaced Samsung Sidesync, where I can connect both your Samsung smartphone and the tablet and full operate my phone from the tablet screen, which the iPad can't do and is an awesome feature I used plenty of times.

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