Samsung Galaxy Tab S6: Price, Release Date, Display, and Design in 2019.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6: Price, Release Date, Display, and Design in 2019.

Tab S6:  Price, Release Date, Display, and Design in 2019.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6:  Price, Release Date, Display, and Design in 2019.


In 2019, Samsung changed its approach to the formation of model lines, this is clearly visible in the smartphone segment, but exactly the same thing happened for tablets. The key task was the optimal price/quality ratio in each of the segments where the products are presented - from the inexpensive A-series to the top models with the S index. Formally, until recently, the flagship in tablets was Tab S4, it had a glass body, aesthetics, very strong difference from the current generation of tablets, such as the S5e.

Now all tablets lead to the same style, these are thin metal cases. We like this approach, since such tablets are less covered with handprints, and it is much more convenient to hold them in your hands. Considering that these are either bedside devices at home, or they are used for travel, the orientation towards lighter weight and size (thickness) is quite justified.


What does a flagship mean for Samsung? The answer is very simple - this is the maximum capabilities out of the box. Fast charging, the best screen available on the market, the longest-lasting battery, the presence of the LTE version, which is the main one, normal cameras, and further down the list. That is, take the best you can add to your tablet and turn it into your ultimate work tool or entertainment device. In this article, we will give you a quick review regarding the tab S6.

Tab S6:  Price, Release Date, Display, and Design in 2019.

Design & Display.


The back wall is made of aluminum, the metal is brushed, and there are no hand marks on it, which is very pleasing. In the hollow there is a mount for the S Pen, the pen is included. The color of the handle is made in the color of the case, there are no differences here.

Tablet dimensions - 244.5x159.5x5.7 mm, weight - 420 grams. Very lightweight, it is easy to hold it in your hand even for a long time, and it does not matter, with or without a case. Also, the tablet is very thin, which does not cause any hassle. But you look at it and wonder how miniature the electronics have become, the thickness of the device makes an impression.

The disadvantage of the S Pen mount is that it is magnetically attached, and if you carry the tablet in a bag, the pen will constantly fly off, just touch other objects. In your hands, the pen will fly off only if you turn the tablet. In transport, this can result in the loss of the S Pen. Therefore, for everyone who uses the S Pen, the use of the case becomes a necessity, it has a flap for the stylus, it is impossible to lose it. It also cannot fly off.

When the pen is in place, the tablet lies on a flat surface slightly at an angle, which is good, because it makes it easier to type text or browse the web. But we emphasize that the cover is becoming a vital necessity. Alas, any attachment without a rigid fixation for the stylus is unreliable and allows you to lose it.

On the right side, there is a coupled volume rocker and an on / off button. In landscape orientation, this is the top edge. On the side ends there are speakers, there are four of them, and they are tuned by AKG engineers. Very loud, the volume margin is such that in most cases we crank the sound by 50-60%, it is simply unnecessary and uncomfortable to listen at this level.

There is a POGO connector on the lower side edge, it differs from the Tab S4, so you won't be able to use the same accessories, for example, a keyboard cover, they are different. There is also a magnet for attaching a keyboard or cover. Inserts of antennas for Wi-Fi and LTE are visible on the case, there are no problems with the signal quality, antennas are not blocked in the hands, the signal level remains the same plus or minus.

As far as display is concerned, Samsung Tab S6 comes with a 10.6 Super AMOLED display.  It is great for watching movies and even playing. It occupies 82.5% of the front of the device. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 has 1600 x 2650 resolution with 287 PPi.

This is an excellent display, simply the best in its class, it has no direct competitors. Adaptive brightness, color temperature, and other settings let you choose how the colors on the screen appear for you. Samsung doesn't call this screen Dynamic AMOLED, as it does on the latest generation of smartphones, but in fact, it is. A separate RGB sensor adjusts the brightness of the screen to the lighting conditions, this is a Samsung proprietary chip, which was adopted by Apple and called TrueTone, but they did it much later.

Subjectively, the screen is very similar to those of the S10 +, Note10 / 10 +, it belongs to the same generation. There are no alternatives for such a screen today, it behaves equally well both in the sun and indoors, you see exactly the same picture. The color gamut is maximum, the color rendition is accurate. When shooting with the camera, exactly the same approach, you see what you get, no color distortion.

For a tablet, it is the screen that becomes the key characteristic, this is where you constantly look, and there are no problems with it. This is simply the best you can get on the market right now. Apple's IPS screens, they are not bad, but they will start to install AMOLED much later then Samsung, although they realize all the advantages of technology, but the prices for such devices will become even higher and even more inadequate.

The responsiveness of the screen, the speed of the interface - all these are the advantages of this model, and it is impossible to say that here it can lose in something and in something to someone. It is the flagship with the best technology you can buy. No screen maker other than Samsung has similar components at the moment.

The tablet has a system of two microphones, this allows you to use noise reduction when talking in instant messengers or on a cell phone (in the LTE version, the tablet does not differ from a smartphone, you can use it as a phone).

The key feature of the Tab S6 is support for the S Pen out of the box, you don't need to buy a separate "pen", as Apple suggests to do it and asks for some 69.00USD. Everything is included here, and this is how it should be.

To begin with, because of the desire to magnetize the S Pen to the body, it was made relatively flat, there is no comparison with the stylus in the Tab S4, it was noticeably better there.

We had to adjust before learning how to use this S Pen, as accidentally pressing a key while writing or drawing caused unnecessary commands. Not ideal, a compromise, but you can use any S Pen with this tablet, another thing is that control gestures will not be supported.

Similar to the Note10 / 10 +, this S Pen has a new type of battery, it charges in less than a minute, after which you can use the stylus for about 10 hours for Bluetooth commands. Control gestures were still in the Note9, but first appear in a tablet. Using gestures, you can, without touching the tablet, flip through photos in the gallery, rewind music or videos, stop playback, take photos, switch between cameras, and so on. Samsung has created an SDK allows third-party developers to use gestures in their apps. Interestingly, when using the S Pen, you see hints if you try to use gesture controls in the application.

In the S Pen settings, you can reassign gestures, choose your actions, while standard applications and the Chrome browser are supported, but this is quite enough. In our opinion, the remote control is interesting during presentations, as you can flip through slides. Plus, it is interesting to take photos when you have installed a tablet somehow and do not want to take them from the screen. You can find many scenarios, but for now, this is an additional feature that is not as important as everything else.

Let us remind you that, unlike conventional devices, all Samsung models that support the S Pen have an additional touch layer. The pen supports 4096 degrees of depression, different writing tilt. Let's take a look at what you can do with the S Pen in the Tab S6.

As soon as you take the S Pen in your hand when the screen is locked, it becomes possible to create a quick note, on a black background you can write or draw something, and immediately save this information in Samsung Notes.

In the settings, you can specify that the device will tell you when you move away from the S Pen, which is good if you have forgotten the pen somewhere and leave. Most importantly, you can unlock your tablet by pressing a button on the S Pen if you want to. If you are not afraid for safety, then set up the tablet so it is very convenient.

The context menu that may appear when using the S Pen, you customize for yourself as you like, choose programs and features that interest you. The S Pen's charge level is displayed at the top.
You won't be able to press your finger or other objects on the context menu icon, the device responds only to the S Pen, and it can be any pen, including from another smartphone. Multiple S Pens can be connected to the device, this also happened for the first time. In fact, we can assume that Samsung is counting on third-party pens. So far, they are produced only to order, and it is impossible to find them on free sale.

Let's start with the Quick Note mode, where you can draw or write something. But the main thing is that the window can be made transparent, it is placed on top of other windows. Samsung did not call this operating mode in any way, but we called it tracing paper. Remember the transparent sheets of paper onto which we transferred drawings as children? Something similar can be done here. Or you can make notes, and in the background, you will have a photo or video, and the latter will be played. That is, you will not only work, but you can immediately take notes.

Samsung Notes has several new modes, besides the fact that you can draw, write and type texts, now it is possible to recognize what you have written. it has been noticed so far that the recognition of texts in two languages ​​works poorly, one, the main language, is determined. But it was about the same with Google with voice recognition, it is a matter of time and maturation of algorithms, the latter, by the way, based on AI, so fashionable in recent years.

You can put your hand on the screen and write as you like, this is clearly seen in our video.
You can keep your notes as they are for convenience. Or you can recognize text, then a search by notes appears. For lawyers, students, and everyone who has not yet lost the habit of writing and loves it.

Recognized text can be saved in different formats, including PDF or MS Word, and immediately sent anywhere. And you shouldn't underestimate this opportunity, it is unique and someone will have to come to court.

Select and Save mode allows you to select any piece on the screen (rectangle, lasso, free-form - and it's very easy with a pen!), Then you can save it as a graphic file or GIF-animation. But what we like and help in our work is the ability to recognize text in a photo or a screenshot, select the desired piece, and you have a text in any language in front of you. Cool? Not that word. While you are working with such clippings, you can place them on the screen, they will be in front of your eyes. For those who create collages, this is a unique tool.

Live messages are an old, but no less interesting opportunity to create an animated video in which you draw or write something, and then send an mr4 file to a person. The animation is pretty, especially if you can draw.

AR-sketching is the ability to attach some drawings to a person's face (any camera, even frontal, even the main one). Interesting? For young people, yes, everyone else will just miss this opportunity.
hover the S Pen over a word, and with the help of Google's translation service, a translation appears immediately, the number of languages ​​is huge, you can listen to how the word sounds.

Now about the section that many people love, this is PENUP. A kind of social service for those who love to draw and do it on their Note devices. When you look at what pictures people create, you are amazed at their skills, envy with white envy. Every two weeks contests are held in which you need to draw a certain plot.

There is also an opportunity to see how certain pictures are drawn, and, accordingly, to learn how to do it. For those who are learning to draw, they simply did not come up with anything similar, this is an acquaintance with the technique.

Finally, there are coloring pages. A popular topic in order to calm the nerves, and here it is very well organized. You can not only color these pictures but see how others have done it. And sometimes it allows you to look differently at the very process of creativity, there are extraordinary works.

These are not all the pre-installed features for the S Pen, but we will consider them as the main ones. Of the additional, but no less important things, we note the support for the S Pen in most professional Adobe programs, as well as AutoDesk. In a word, you can use this pen anywhere and in any way, your possibilities are not limited by anything, today it is the best solution that is, the only question is how and for what you will use it.

It doesn't matter if you have an HDMI cable or a keyboard case, you can still directly connect a wireless keyboard, mouse to the tablet, and turn on DeX mode. In fact, this is the use of a tablet with a DeX interface, which is as much like a computer as possible and allows you to work comfortably in different windows, a kind of work mode. Our phones are used in my DeX station, and this is very good since they provide ample opportunities, in particular, we connect different peripherals this way. And this tablet is no exception, you can get exactly the same features in it. It's a workhorse, but only for those who need it.


The keyboard is not bad, I like the key travel, it is comfortable to work on.

Tab S6:  Price, Release Date, Display, and Design in 2019.



Operating System and Process.


 Samsung Galaxy S6 powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. It comes with 8 cores and 7nm Plus build.

Regarding the GPU, The GPU is the Adreno 640.

In Geekbench 5 the CPU scored 711 points for single-core and 2455 points for multicores.
On Fortnite, you can take advantage of the High graphics mode at 60 FPS or the Epic mode at 30 FPS as desired. The 60 FPS mode is an absolute treat of fluidity for a game of this caliber on a tablet and is perfectly stable even in complicated conditions.

On PUBG Mobile, which launches in its maximum configuration currently available without the slightest problem. HDR graphics, ultra frame rate, anti-aliasing enabled and without any auto graphic adjustment, the title turns wonderfully. If the 60 FPS are not necessarily constantly reached, PUBG Mobile maintains a perfectly playable frequency.

Over the duration of our tests, the Samsung Galaxy tab s6 did not overheat. What is more, this heater is quickly dissipated and does not interfere with use. It's all good.


According to the operating system, the S6 runs also on Android 9.0( Pie) with One UI 2.0 from Samsung. It is light and easy to use. The UI supports dark mode, Knox, Kids Home which comes with its own UI. You can control the screen on time.

Tab S6:  Price, Release Date, Display, and Design in 2019.

Storage, Price, and available colors.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and iPad Pro 2020 price depends on the selected variant. the basic variant of Samsung Tab S6 with 6GB RAM and 128GB variant ( Wi-Fi only), it will cost you around 579.99USD on Amazon. The variant with 6GB  of RAM and 128GB variant ( LTE) will cost 729.99USD while the 8GB RAM and 256GB variant will cost you around 629.99USD on Amazon. It supports 2 SIM cards and an SD card up to 512GB. It is available in Mountain Gray, Cloud Blue, and Rose Blush colors.

Samsung will also have a host of accessories to go with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. The Fintie Keyboard Cover will cost an additional 26.990USD, while the S-Pen will cost 69.990USD

Security and Ports.


 For security, Samsung Tab S6 the Tab S6 has an in-screen fingerprint sensor is just a breath of fresh air. It is exactly the same as in Note10 / 10 + or S10 +, that is, it has different levels of protection, it is impossible to deceive it with a photo or a three-dimensional cast. It also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

A little advice for those who first set up such a fingerprint sensor on a tablet. Since you can hold the tablet both vertically and horizontally, apply your fingerprint in two orientations, this will eliminate the need to twist the tablet when unlocking and will make this moment painless.


As of ports, the tablet only has a USB Type C connector, it serves for charging and connecting a headset (it is not included in the package). It's a pity, but the rejection of the 3.5 mm jack is perceived by us as a disadvantage, there are many good headphones that are especially convenient to use at home when the tablet is lying next to the bed. We don't perceive adapters as something normal, it's some kind of collective farm, and it's not included in the kit either. You have to use only wireless headphones, while Samsung, as always, has the richest settings for controlling the sound quality with a wired connection, you can fine-tune the tablet for yourself. And this is puzzling since the rejection of 3.5 mm does not seem logical. But the trend is that most companies are starting to move away from this connector. Apple began to do this in 2016, and, alas, other manufacturers also followed this path, Sales of AirPods have become the motivation behind breaking records. It is the rejection of 3.5 mm that pushes up the sales of wireless headphones, and all manufacturers want to skim the cream off this segment, Samsung is no exception, they held out for a long time, almost three years.

Tab S6:  Price, Release Date, Display, and Design in 2019.


Battery and charging.

Samsung Galaxy Tab s6 holds a great battery capacity of 7040mAh for better performance. And the tablet offers fast charging.

A full charge from scratch takes about 2.5 hours (in the Tab S5e it is three hours, which is surprising given the same battery size).

In our opinion, battery life is the strong point of the gadget. If you turn on the video at maximum brightness and volume, you can get at least 15 hours of screen. It is clear that this is video playback, but how much the tablet can work in different tasks, how much it pulls the load. Take a look at the screenshot of the running times below.

Ten hours of screen work, of which we watched video for almost six hours (Wi-Fi was on all the time), and four hours were spent on toys, Chrome, and other traditional tasks (the screen brightness is enough for me by 40-50%, this is very comfortable, the maximum brightness is not needed). Please note that it took me about 5 more hours to play music, we listened to it on connected wireless headphones, when we worked, the screen was turned off. It is amazing how economically the tablet uses energy when connected wirelessly, the declared operating time in this mode is up to 105 hours! Think about this figure, it's almost five days of non-stop work.

But there is one small nuisance with the battery that is worth knowing about. If you use the S Pen and it bounces off the magnetic mount, the tablet starts looking for it. The search continues indefinitely, and it takes a lot of energy. We were interested to see how many. Therefore, we set the movie to play in MX Player and just went for a walk, and took the S Pen with us. And here's the result.

It turns out a sad picture if the S Pen is not turned off in the menu, but it flew off, then the power consumption will be so merciless, the autonomy has almost halved. If you don't use the S Pen, turn it off in the menu, the autonomy will increase dramatically. Those who use it should choose a case with a holder, this is another reason in favor of this accessory.

In general, we like the autonomy of the tablet, it is durable and provides up to nine hours of games (Clash of Clans as an example), while a similar iPad Pro died for us about 5 hours of work in this game. On vacation, children played non-stop during the day, so it was not difficult to measure the time. There are many power-saving modes in the settings, so you can squeeze more out of the tablet.
In total, at the moment this is the most hardy tablet in terms of operating time, and at the same time, you do not lose in the least in the brightness of the picture, its quality. We also note that we often hear complaints about the operating time, but after a detailed investigation it turns out that there is always a program/service that is eating up the battery, and the user does not find this short in time. If your device does not work well for you, then look for a problem in the software. The Tab S6's battery life is a strong point, just like the Tab S5e. In the bedside device mode, the tablet lives for a week, and charging is not difficult, it recharges quickly and you can both play and just watch movies.

Camera.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 has a dual rear camera: 13MP with f\2.0 (wide). it supports the HDR and autofocus for sharper shots and 5MP with f\2.2 ( ultra-wide). You can use the camera to record a 4K video with 30fps. The Tab has an 8MP front-facing camera which also can be used to record a video with 1080@30fps.


Tab S6:  Price, Release Date, Display, and Design in 2019.


Conclusion.



Who will be interested in the Tab S6? There are several target audiences for this tablet, as it is diverse. Firstly, these are those who are looking for the very device, that is, they buy the flagship because they want to get the maximum capabilities. It is not a fact that such people will use these opportunities one hundred percent or even fifty percent, but their desire is this - they want the best, and this is quite normal. Secondly, the Tab line is loved by those who use a tablet for work and play, in these tablets the best balance of the former and the latter. Thirdly, these are people from the corporate world (graphics, text recognition, those who are used to writing with a pen or drawing pictures and in pictures, making sketches) plus creative people. The fact that one product combines the aspirations of so many different audiences is surprising in itself.

 For the first time, Samsung has seriously tried not only to promote the DeX mode, which in some ways makes the tablet similar to a computer, but to add a keyboard cover that brings the Tab S6 closer to mobile computers.

Without any discounts, we can say that the Tab S6 is the flagship not only for the Samsung line but for the market as a whole. Today iPad is more popular, but it is in the Tab line that Apple developers have been copying solutions for many years, borrowing them from year to year, since they cannot come up with something of their own. They live according to the precepts of Steve Jobs, who bluntly said: “We were never ashamed to steal great ideas”. And the ideas behind the Tab S6 are just that. What do you think? Do you recommend this tablet? Share your thoughts with us.

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