Galaxy Tab S6 and Watch Active 2 to launch on July 31 and August 5 respectively
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If you can’t wait to get your hands on the latest gear from Samsung and thought you had to hold out till the Galaxy Note 10 Unpacked event scheduled for August 7, the Korean giant has got some good news for you. The company has just dropped a new teaser that points to an impending July 31 launch for the Galaxy Tab S6 and an August 5 launch for the Galaxy Watch Active 2. Last year’s Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked launch included the official debut of the Galaxy Tab S4, but this time around the company looks to keep its Note 10 launch all about the Note 10.
The Galaxy Tab S6 is interesting simply because, as you may have noticed, Samsung by-passed a high-end variant of the Galaxy Tab S5 which only came in a mid-range version powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670. The Tab S6 on the other hand is expected to launch with a Snapdragon 845 at the very least or might even pick up a Snapdragon 855, but it is certain to score at least 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage as standard. It also comes with a brand new keyboard cover that integrates Surface-like kick-stand along with a built-in trackpad, which is a first for one of its Android keyboard cover accessories. Dual-rear cameras and a groove for holding the S-Pen on the rear is also new.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 comes along a mere five months after the launch of its predecessor but the more attractive starting price and subsequent sale success means that Samsung looks to have skipped a sequel to the Galaxy Watch for at least the time being. The new Watch Active 2 is expected to match the Apple Watch Series 4 by offering ECG functionality to monitor heart function, however it may not be functional at the time of launch as Samsung still needs to get FDA clearance in the US. Given the success that Apple has enjoyed with its Watch by moving into more advanced health and fitness tracking, Samsung appears keen to follow suit.