I can’t pretend to have been particularly interested in tablets for the last few years, and besides the success of the iPad Pro in certain markets, I don’t think many people still hold them in the same regard as years ago – if they hold them at all.
Hence most tablets on sale now are of a lower specification than what followed before, to keep pricing down and accepting the fact that most people use tablets for media consumption and little more.
But that hasn’t stopped Samsung from catering for the few that do still require a decent specification from a tablet, and the ability to be productive on the go without carrying a laptop.
The Galaxy Tab S6 is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset with 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128 or 256GB storage), and it also comes with Samsung’s signature S-Pen, which now has remote control functionality (like taking selfies and videos) and wireless charging.
It also clips on to the back of the tablet magnetically.
Besides having the power to run applications and games without breaking a sweat, the Tab S6 also has the latest generation DeX software to allow you to hook the tablet up to a monitor for enhanced productivity (or perhaps a portable USB-C display).
There’s also a new dedicated keyboard cover with S-Pen holder, free angle stand, touch pad and function keys.
On the back of the Tab S6 is a dual-camera setup, and the tablet itself is a mere 5.7mm thick and weighs 420g, despite packing in a 7,040mAh battery.
It sports a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display, with quad-speakers sound by AKG and Dolby Atmos.
The Galaxy Tab S6 is available in two colours; mountain grey or rose blush, and will go on sale from late August in selected markets, starting at around £530-540.
More info: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6