Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is already available for purchase but it’s not what we expected for a Galaxy Tab S4 successor.
The Tab S5e is a midrange slate that we thought would get a superior non-e Tab S5 variant, but from the latest developments, it seems Samsung will skip the Tab S5 and instead give us the Galaxy Tab S6. The reason for this move is unknown, but proof that the Tab S6 actually exists is already out there.
Leaked images, which came courtesy of Samsung-centric publication SamMobile, reveal the boot logo of the device including the name – Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. Unsurprisingly, Android 9 Pie with One UI will power the slate out of the box. This is despite the fact that Samsung could unveil it around the time Android Q arrives.
Other leaked specs of the Galaxy Tab S6 include a 10.5-inch AMOLED display screen, a Snapdragon 855 processor, at least 6GB RAM and 128GB storage on the base model. This combination should make the Tab S6 a true flagship tablet unlike the case with the Tab S4 that went with an older processor.
As expected, the S Pen will keep its place on the Tab S6. There’s a magnetic groove on the rear where the stylus will be attached to the tablet. Even more interesting is that charging will occur while it’s attached there and it also supports Bluetooth connectivity.
While we haven’t seen any tablet with a dual-lens camera, it seems Samsung wants to be the first with the Tab S6. However, it’s unclear which hardware Samsung will use.
The Galaxy Tab S6 will get two variants – a Wi-Fi-only model (SM-T860) and an LTE model (SM-T865). Both will be sold in Brown, Blue and Grey paint jobs. Reportedly, there will be a keyboard cover accessory that will be sold separately.