Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S6 is the company’s newest iPad Pro competitor, and it has a lot going for it. Samsung is even going for a creative focus here, targetting the device towards designers, artists, etc.
The device, powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor, comes with a number of new features that we probably won’t see on iPads anytime soon. One of that includes DeX, which now lets you use the Tab S6 with a PC-like experience. Samsung has also made a number of improvements to the hardware to work better with DeX — like the new trackpad on the $179 keyboard. The new keyboard also comes with a dedicated key for DeX, so you can easily launch it whenever you want. It also now includes a holder for the stylers, a free-angle stand, and other new function keys.
Talking about the S Pen, it attaches to the back of the Tab S6 which is probably going to be really clumsy. It does charge wirelessly and now includes new gestures called S Pen Air actions that let you do things like take selfies, control media playback, control PowerPoint presentations, etc. These features will likely also come with the Note 10’s S Pen.
And yes, the camera has been upgraded, too. It’s Samsung’s first dual camera with Ultra Wide camera on a tablet that provides a 123-degree field of view. It also comes with some new software features that allow for better quality pictures, though nothing too major. If you like taking pictures on your tablet, you will probably love these upgrades.
Another notable change to the Tab S6 includes an in-display fingerprint scanner on the 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display of the device. As usual, Samsung is including sound by AKG, with quad speakers surrounding the device with Dolby Atmos support. Samsung is also giving away three months of free Spotify Premium and four months of YouTube Premium for free with the device, too.
Galaxy Tab S6 comes in Mountain Gray, Cloud Blue and Rose Blush colors, it will be available later this month. Starting at $649 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, you will be able to pre-order the device on August 23. The 8GB RAM variant with 256GB of storage comes at $729. Samsung also plans on releasing an LTE model later in the year.