Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6 and Tab S6 Lite are steeply discounted on Amazon

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Samsung's recently announced Galaxy Tab S7 flagship duo is not up for grabs in the US just yet, but if you can settle for a slightly inferior iPad alternative with outdated or simply humbler overall specifications, now seems to be the perfect time to buy a Tab S6 or Tab S6 Lite.

Released roughly a year ago, the "standard" Galaxy Tab S6 packs a Snapdragon 855 processor that's a basically a generation and a half behind the Snapdragon 865+ SoC found inside the Tab S7 and S7+. That obviously means the 10.5-inch slate is no longer worth its regular $650 starting price, but a $120 discount should make it appealing again in your choice of Mountain Gray, Cloud Blue, and Rose Blush hues.

Naturally, we're talking about the Wi-Fi-only variant capable of accomodating 128 gigs of data internally here, while the non-LTE-enabled 256GB configuration is currently available at 130 bucks off its $729.99 MSRP in the same three aforementioned paint jobs. Unsurprisingly, these markdowns make the Tab S6 significantly cheaper than Apple's 256 gig iPad Air (2019), which doesn't come with a microSD card slot or the same razor-thin bezels as its direct Samsung-made rival.

Samsung's 2019 powerhouse also features 6 gigs of memory in combination with 128GB storage space and a whopping 8 gigs of the good stuff when allowing you to hoard twice as much content without using a microSD card. The excellent spec sheet (by 2019 standards) includes a grand total of four AKG-tuned speakers, two rear-facing cameras, a decently sized 7,040mAh battery (for a device measuring 5.7mm in thickness), a built-in S Pen, and a screen-embedded fingerprint sensor as well.

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Obviously, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is considerably humbler, normally fetching as little as $349.99 in a 64GB storage configuration. For an undoubtedly limited time only, Amazon will let you shave a cool 70 bucks off that list price in three color options, while the 128 gig variant is $80 cheaper than usual in just two paint jobs.

Both Wi-Fi-only models come with a 4GB RAM count, as well as a 10.4-inch screen sporting a middling resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels, a Samsung-made Exynos 9611 SoC, a decently but not impressively thin 7mm profile, built-in S Pen, two speakers, one 8MP rear camera, and no fingerprint reader.

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