[Update: Pricing] Samsung announces the 10.4″ Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with an S Pen and Exynos 9611 processor
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 from last year is undoubtedly one of the best Android tablets money could buy. It features top-of-the-line specifications, a beautiful display, powerful speakers and great pen-input support, making it a great iPad alternative for creatives. But, thanks to its top-notch specifications, the Galaxy Tab S6 comes with a premium price, which has made it inaccessible to the average buyer. For those who want the same entertainment and stylus experience but can compromise a bit in terms of performance, Samsung has just launched the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with a 10.4″ display and Exynos 9611 SoC in Indonesia.
Since at least February 2020, we’ve been hearing rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. It feels like a spiritual successor the Galaxy Tab S5e which was launched about a year ago with mid-range specifications.
Begin with the display of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, it features a 10.4-inch screen with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels, matching the previous leaks about the tablet. Unlike the Tab S6, however, this isn’t an AMOLED display but instead, a TFT display which could translate to lower brightness and color accuracy.
Samsung has furnished the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with dual speakers instead of the quad speakers on the Tab S6. This pair of speakers is tuned by AKG and supports Dolby Audio. It also features a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top, which is absent from the flagship tablet. Further, the chassis of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite also appears to be made of metal just like the Tab S6.
The tablet comes with an S Pen support but it’s unclear whether the stylus is included within the box or not. We don’t see magnetic pogo pins on the periphery suggesting the Samsung’s snap-on keyboard might not be supported on the Tab S6 Lite. But it does support a regular book case with an S Pen holder along its fold, as you can see in the header image of this article.
The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite runs on Samsung’s own Exynos 9611 platform, which is an overclocked version of the Exynos 9610. The same chipset also powers devices like the Samsung Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A51, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M31, and even the Galaxy M21. Paired with the chipset is a 4GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. This can be expanded up to 1TB with the help of a microSD card.
The tablet runs One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 out of the box just like its elder brother which started receiving the update last week.
Samsung has yet to reveal the price of the tablet but we do know that there’ll be an LTE model alongside the regular Wi-Fi only variant. It comes in Oxford Gray, Angora Blue, and Chiffon Rose colors.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Specifications
|Specification||Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|RAM and Storage|
Expandable up to 1TB via dedicated microSD card slot
|Rear Camera||8MP with auto-focus|
|Front Camera||5MP with fixed focus|
|Android Version||One UI 2.0 based on Android 10|
Update: Price & Availability
After silently listing the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Samsung has formally announced the price and the availability of the budget tablet. It will be available starting at $349.99, which we presume is for the Wi-Fi-only model and the S Pen is included within the box. Samsung also announced that the tablet will be available starting Q2 2020 but did not share the specific date of release.
You will also get four months of free YouTube Premium access with the purchase.
Source: Samsung Newsroom