+ Sunday January 19th, 2020

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 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.

Source: Twitter (Ishan Agarwal).

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Phil Tann

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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Daniel Narbett
Daniel Narbett

Do we know what the ‘air mouse’ feature is? I mean the current pen can ‘hover’ – are we talking more hover range, or a scroll wheel or something…? : )

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