Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab S6 in India, which is its highest-end flagship Android tablet for 2019. The Galaxy Tab S6, which is Samsung’s latest shot at taking on the iPad Pro, has been launched in India at a price of Rs 59,900 for the variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Galaxy Tab S6 will be available for buying in India from October 11 from online and offline sales channels.
The Galaxy Tab S6 follows close on the heels of the mid-tier Galaxy Tab S5e. The most striking aspect of the Galaxy Tab S6 is its design. The Galaxy Tab S6 isn’t the thinnest and lightest tablet in Samsung’s portfolio – that will be the Galaxy Tab S5e – but it gets very close. The design, in fact, is very similar – the Galaxy Tab S6 has an all-metal unibody chassis, and it has a near all-screen display. The tablet will be available in Mountain Gray and Cloud Blue colour options in India.
The Galaxy Tab S6 does not have a conventional fingerprint scanner – instead Samsung has opted for an optical in-display fingerprint scanner here. There are dual 13MP+5MP cameras on the back. And there’s a pen-shaped indentation below this module – to magnetically attach the bundled S-Pen stylus (Samsung will be bundling one in the box).
Samsung is using the same Bluetooth tech inside it as the S-Pen with the Galaxy Note 9 so you’ll be able to use it as a remote control to shuffle music, take photos, so on and so forth. When attached, the tablet will wirelessly charge the thing in just 10 minutes. As for the Galaxy Tab S6, it packs a 7,040mAh pack with USB Type-C fast charging support built-in.
The Galaxy Tab S6 has a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2560x1600 pixel resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. It is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage which is also expandable.
The software inside is One UI and there’s also DeX support that provides a secure desktop-like experience on Android-based Samsung devices.
Samsung is also launching a new keyboard folio for the Galaxy Tab S6 which could be its biggest headlining feature. Not only does it have function keys, there’s also a trackpad included – both of which were missing out on the last-generation version. The smart keyboard will be sold separately for Rs 10,999, but for a limited period it will be available at a discounted price of Rs 5,499.
Lastly, the Galaxy Tab S6 also retains the Galaxy Tab S4 and Galaxy Tab S5e’s AKG-tuned quad speaker setup and Dolby Atmos support – completing the whole package.