Samsung launches 5G Galaxy Tab S6 in South Korea
30 January 2020
Samsung has officially launched a fifth generation Galaxy Tab S6, a 5G variant of its Tab S6 tablet, which is also the world’s first 5G tablet.
The Samsung S6 5Gg Tab is virtually unchanged from the original Wi-Fi and LTE models, with one exception that it incorporates a Snapdragon X50 5G modem – the S6 tab had no modem on the Wi-Fi model, while there was an X24 LTE modem on the LTE version.
The Galaxy Tab S6 5G is currently priced at 999,900 won (roughly $848 or around Rs60,000) and will only be available in South Korea, for now.
The S6 5G Tab also come in a single configuration with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The rest of the specs, including the 10.5-inch OLED HDR panel, Snapdragon 855 processor, and stylus, remain unchanged.
There's no word on international releases, although that might hinge on carrier support. A 5G version of an existing tablet would be a low-priority item, and Samsung might decide that it's easier to roll out the Galaxy Tab S6 5G on a country-by-country basis.
Galaxy Tab S6 gives more personal PC experience without a PC. The ultra-slim Galaxy Tab S6, 2-in-1 performs like a laptop with the mobility of a tablet.
The 2-in-1 is an all-in-one that instantly transform an Android tablet into a PC-like experience when the keyboard is attached with built-in trackpad.
The fast mobile processor helps to rapidly switch between apps and tasks or immerse yourself in graphic-intensive games. Plus, get PC-caliber internal RAM.
The Galaxy Tab S6 comes with the S Pen that lets the user pause and skip at the press of the button. In addition, it allows one to mark up papers, sign docs and take notes. The S Pen even attaches magnetically for easy storage and charging.
The tab also offers a spectacular edge-to-edge Super AMOLED display, superior graphics and quad speakers tuned by AKG—all on a 2-in-1 that only weighs about a pound.
With up to 15 hours on a full charge, the Galaxy Tab S6 allows one to create and edit all day, while enjoying continuous browsing and streaming. A fast-charging battery also allows quick recharge.
With Bixby Voice Assistant, one can look up recipes, skip to the next song, check movie times and more just speaking to it — even from across the room, thanks to a far-field mic.
When you’re ready to unlock, simply touch the in-display fingerprint scanner and you’re in.
The tab is equipped with a wide 13MP and ultra-wide 5MP dual cameras, besides the 8MP front camera that can be used to video chat, collaborate and present.
The Galaxy S6 Tab comes with 128GB or 256GB of built-in memory for all of photos, videos, games and go-to apps. When needed more space, the storage can be expanded up to 512GB with a microSD card.
Samsung also announced the completion of an agreement to acquire TeleWorld Solutions (TWS), a network services provider headquartered in Chantilly, VA.
The TWS leadership team will continue to manage the business and, together with Samsung, will address the network upgrade cycle occurring in the US.
With network builds associated with 5G and 4G LTE enhancements advancing in the US, the acquisition will also address the need for end-to-end support in delivering network solutions.
The combination will help network operators accelerate and simplify rollouts of 5G networks across the US.
TWS, a privately owned company, will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. The service offerings and customers of TWS complement Samsung’s growth among networks infrastructure clients. With competencies in radio frequency (RF) and network design service—as well as installation, testing, and optimization services—TWS will continue to serve its existing customers and clients they currently support with Samsung. The TWS leadership team will continue to manage the business and, together with Samsung, address the network upgrade cycle occurring in the U.S.
“The acquisition of TWS will enable us to meet mobile carriers’ growing needs for improving their 4G and 5G networks, and eventually create new opportunities to enhance our service capabilities to our customers,” said Paul Kyungwhoon Cheun, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to drive innovation in communications technology, while providing optimization services for network deployments that accelerate U.S. 5G network expansion.”
“Everyone at TeleWorld Solutions is excited to be part of the Samsung family,” said Shervin Gerami, CEO of TeleWorld Solutions. “The advent of 5G and the amount of new spectrum coming into the U.S. market requires scale and innovation for the next generation of wireless technologies. Joining forces with Samsung will accelerate innovation to help our customers fulfill their needs for network strategy, deployment, and automation.”