We’ve already seen some pictures of the Galaxy Tab S6 and other information about the device. Like most Samsung devices that are about to launch, there’s not much left to know — or is there?
We already saw the device a couple of weeks ago. Ishan Agarwal today offers further details of the specs.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 will have S-Pen with 'Air Mouse' feature.
-Dimensions: 244.5×159.5×5.7mm 420g
-Back Cam: 13MP (f/2.0)+5MP (f/2.2), Front Cam: 8MP (f/2.0) + Facial Recognition
-Resolution: 2560 x 1600 AMOLED
-Snapdragon 855 along with 7040mAH
-Colour: Mountain Grey (1/2) pic.twitter.com/GkTSryTVej
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) July 29, 2019
The big feature addition here is the “air mouse” feature of the S-Pen which reportedly doesn’t do the battery any favors.
Ishan’s follow up tweet to that above states:
It is to be noted that the Galaxy Tab S6 S-Pen can last almost 6 hours with a full charge but only 30 minutes with Air Gesture/Air Mouse features on. Yes, it seems to be consuming a lot of battery.
An interesting feature, but I’m not sure how many will actually use it. If the battery runtime is true, it’s not even enough to get you through a one-hour meeting or presentation.
The images also confirm another issue, with what appears to be a clip-in lock for the S-Pen to charge on the back of the device, making a book-style case troublesome. Hopefully Samsung has a clever solution – we think a large portion of users will want to put a case on their $700+ device to protect it.
The good news is that there are pogo pins previously confirmed so keyboards and charging docks will be around – and hopefully available at launch.