Samsung is expected to have the world’s first 5G enabled tablet soon with a spec sheet of the device appearing on a product support page of the company. The product, listed as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G, was earlier sighted on some certification sites with the code name SM-T866N. The new gadget has already received certification from Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance indicating that it should be out in the market very soon.
Specifications Identical to the Existing Tablet
There is practically no new addition to the specifications of the existing Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 (4G) except for the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 modem. To recall the details here, the tablet comes with a 10.5-inch display and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC processor. The RAM support comes in two variants of 6GB and 8GB with the corresponding internal storage at 128GB and 256GB respectively. There is also the option to lift the storage up to 1TB via a microSD card.
The camera section sees a dual-camera setup in the rear, a wide-angle 13MP sensor combined with a 5MP ultrawide angle lens. The front camera to take selfies is an 8MP shooter. There’s a powerful 7,040mAh battery to keep the tablet running for several hours. Other features include an under-display fingerprint sensor and four loudspeakers for delivering good quality audio. The 3.5mm jack is missing from this tablet.
Samsung’s Home Market Maybe the First to be Tapped
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G will have all the above specifications and will operate in the 5G environment. Samsung will be the first to offer a 5G tablet but it may sell these in its home market in South Korea to start with. It has been reported earlier that 2020 is going to be all about the rapid scaling up of 5G infrastructure all over and South Korea will be one of the countries leading the pack. The demand for 5G devices will also multiply. Samsung would want to capitalize on that to the maximum.
There has been no hint on the price this 5G tablet will be sold at. You can pick up the 4G Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 at around $550 (though the list price is $650). It remains to be seen the incremental price Samsung would want to extract for the 5G modem. The tablet should be available in the US and other markets soon enough.