Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 official renders reveal design, may launch with Galaxy Note 10 on August 7
Samsung's next flagship tablet is expected to launch on August 7 at the company's Unpacked event alongside the Galaxy Note 10. Recently we heard that Samsung will skip the Tab S5 moniker and will call its next premium tablet the Galaxy Tab S6 instead, possibly because the company launched a mid-range Tab S5e earlier this year. Now, some official press renders of the Galaxy Tab S6 have surfaced, revealing and confirming the design of the tablet ahead of its launch.
The press renders of the Galaxy Tab S6 were posted by Android Headlines, and they keep in line with the live images of the tablet that leaked last week. From what the renders tell us, the Galaxy Tab S6 will offer a design similar to the Tab S5e in that we see a metal unibody design and a large display up front with slim bezels around. The Tab S4 (Review) flagship that was launched last year offered a glass back panel.
One of the reasons Samsung may have decided to go with a metal body instead of glass is due to the S Pen magnetic charging dock on the back. This is a new solution Samsung is opting for to charge the S Pen, and this also means the S Pen will come with Bluetooth support much like the Galaxy Note 9 S Pen. A Bluetooth-enabled S Pen will allow you to remotely take group selfies or use the stylus as a remote to change slides in a presentation, among other things.
The Tab S6 will offer two rear cameras instead of a single camera as seen on the Tab S5e and Tab S4 before. The dual camera system is said to include a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, which is quite rare to see on a tablet. The right side of the frame will see a power button and volume keys. Interestingly, we see no fingerprint sensor on the Tab S6, which suggests Samsung will only offer face unlock like it did with the Tab S4 last year.
Samsung will offer four AKG-tune speakers on the Galaxy Tab S6, two on the top and two on the bottom, to offer a stereo sound experience. Like the Tab S5e, the Tab S6 will also not come with a 3.5mm headphone jack as Samsung claims its users prefer hearing content via the quad speakers. The Tab S6 will reportedly launch with a keyboard accessory that will be sold separately. The upcoming tablet will come in Blue, Grey and Pink colours.
Based on past reports, the Galaxy Tab S6 will offer a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display and will be powered by a Snapdragon 855 chipset, which is something consumers will be excited about. To recall, Samsung launched the Tab S4 last year with a Snapdragon 835 SoC rather than a Snapdragon 845 chipset.