Samsung releases Galaxy S6 5G tablet in South Korea

It's a Samsung Galaxy Tablet S6 but with a 5G modem.

Samsung has launched its first 5G tablet, Galaxy Tab S6 5G in the domestic market. The launch on 30 January, KRW 999,900 (about $850) has standard Galaxy Tab S6 features with 5G modem, Snapdragon X50.

Samsung had already hinted about the launch of a 5G tablet in the first quarter of 2020. The new 5G variant is similar to Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 which was launched in mid of 2019, but it comes with fast 5G data connectivity support instead of a 4G supported X24 LTE modem. In a nutshell, this new tablet is just a Galaxy Tab S6, but with 5G.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G specifications

The Galaxy Tab S6 5G features 5G mobile communications, a thin bezel 10.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 1600 x 2560 resolution and 288 PPI. 8 MP front camera, and 5 MP + 13 MP dual rear camera. The tab offers four AKG-tuned Dolby Atmos-capable speakers to enjoy multimedia content more vividly. Powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip the tab also has a huge battery capacity of 7040mAh. Connectivity for the 5G tablet includes USB Type-C, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

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Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G will be available in 128-GB storage, 6GB RAM in Mountain Gray color. The tablet is well designed with a thin thickness of 5.7mm and a weight of 420g only.


The S Pen stylus can be attached at the back of the tablet for charging and carrying. Samsung also has improved handwriting recognition feature to identify all the quick strokes easily.

Samsung, following the tradition, presenting certain benefits like a free keyboard cover and a YouTube premium membership to buyers who purchase the Galaxy Tab S6 5G by March 31.

Yet no statement comes from Samsung for the release of Galaxy Tablet S6 5G in other countries.

Our take

A touch screen Galaxy Tab S6 5G is a powerful tool designed to work on the go in replacement of the laptop as long as you need to reply to emails and working on multiple documents, spreadsheets, and communication.

Samsung is leading in 5G

Yet, Samsung is a step ahead in launching 5G devices. In 2019 Samsung has sold two million 5G devices, including Galaxy S10, Note 10, Galaxy A90, and Galaxy Fold units. The other leading smartphone rival, Apple, is behind in introducing 5G, as there latest iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max don’t support 5G. There are rumors for Apple, which is expected to launch the 5G series in autumn 2020.

Featured image: Samsung

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