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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G goes official as world’s first tablet with support for 5G

On: January 29, 2020

Last October, Samsung introduced its latest flagship Android tablet called the Galaxy Tab S6. Equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, the slate arrived with support for 4G LTE connectivity. Now, after roaming in the rumour mill for a while, the 5G connectivity supported variant of the tablet has been officially unveiled by the company. Simply called the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G, the slate comes powered by the same Snapdragon 855 chipset, but it is equipped with the Qualcomm X50 modem, instead of the X24 LTE modem available on the 4G variant. Notably, the Galaxy Tab S6 5G is the world’s first tablet with support for 5G connectivity as well as an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G will be initially available in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G specifications and features

Apart from 5G connectivity, the rest of the specifications of the Galaxy Tab S6 5G are identical to the 4G variant. The slate comes with a 10.5-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display that supports the S Pen, which attaches to the back of the device for charging and carrying. The Snapdragon 855 processor under the hood of the tablet is accompanied by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but there’s no word if it’s expandable or not via a microSD card slot. The company hasn’t revealed the Android version of the slate, but we expect it to be Android 10 with One UI on top.

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As for the other features, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G offers a 13-megapixel primary camera on the back, which is accompanied by a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. For video calling, the tablet is equipped with an 8-megapixel on the front. Apart from 5G, the other connectivity features of the device include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, and A-GPS with GLONASS. Lastly, a 7,040mAh battery with fast charging support completes the list of the specifications.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G price and availability

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G is priced at KRW 999,900 (~Rs 60,460). The tablet will be initially available in South Korea starting from tomorrow.

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Akshay Kumar

Akshay aka TechAkko has been writing about phones and other consumer electronic products since 2011. He has a special interest in smartphones, games and outer space, and you will always find him crawling the web for new and fascinating information for the same. When he wants a break from the digital world, he enjoys spending time in the peaceful environment of the Himalayas.