[Update: Launched in Korea] Samsung confirms a new 5G Galaxy Tab S6 is coming in an official promotion

[Update: Launched in Korea] Samsung confirms a new 5G Galaxy Tab S6 is coming in an official promotion

Update (1/29/20 @ 3:05 PM ET): Samsung launches the world’s first 5G tablet, the Galaxy Tab S6 5G, in South Korea.

5G has been a big topic in 2019 and we’re starting to see a sizeable number of phones support it. One thing we haven’t seen much talk about is 5G tablets. There have been rumblings of Samsung releasing a 5G variant of the Galaxy Tab S6 and an official support page now confirms its existence.

The support page itself is in Korean and doesn’t have much information. It simply shows the model number of SM-T866N and likely means the device will be coming soon. The more exciting bit of news is some promotional material from Samsung that explicitly mentions the Galaxy Tab S6 5G.


Galaxy Tab S6 XDA Forums

The promotion is from Korea and it features three tech bundles of products. You can obtain these bundles with the purchases of a few devices, one being the Galaxy Tab S6 5G. It’s listed on the promotion as “coming soon.” Since the promo only lasts until March 30, 2020, it’s safe to say the tablet will launch well before that.

We don’t have any information on the specifications of the 5G variant, but Samsung is using the exact same renders as the original Tab S6. That means it’s probably the same device, just with 5G connectivity support. Pricing will likely be more expensive as well.

Source: Samsung | Via: GSMArena

Update: Launched in Korea

Today, Samsung finally made the Galaxy Tab S6 5G official. The company announced the device in Korea, which is where it will be going on sale tomorrow. As expected, the tablet is exactly the same as the Galaxy Tab S6, except it has 5G connectivity. That was accomplished by swapping out the X24 LTE modem for the Snapdragon X50 5G modem. The device will be priced at KRW 999,900 ($850) in Korea and there is no word yet on global availability.

Source: Samsung | Via: Android Central

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