Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 press renders surface, reveals first keyboard cover with integrated trackpad
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Samsung’s latest flagship Android tablet has been revealed in all its press rendered glory ahead of its expected unveiling on August 7 alongside the eagerly anticipated Galaxy Note 10 series. The renders reveal some interesting developments in the direction that Samsung is taking its Android tablets. Design wise it is no surprise, following closely in the footsteps of the narrow bezels and ultrathin body introduced on the mid-range Galaxy Tab S5e range.
The biggest design surprise is reserved for its new keyboard cover. Although Samsung’s Android tablets have supported an external mouse in the past, this is the first time that it has actually integrated a touchpad into one of its keyboard covers as it does with its Windows tablets. It also has a kickstand integrated into its cover on the rear for the first time, creating a configuration that gives it the appearance of a Microsoft Surface – undoubtedly, this is an audience that Samsung looks to be targeting this time around. It makes sense for a number of reasons, not least of which is its integrated OS support for Samsung DeX Android desktop experience.
The new S-Pen that accompanies the device also looks like it might be able to charge wirelessly and also attaches magnetically into a slightly recessed groove on its rear – it seems an odd place to locate it, but Samsung probably has its reasons that are yet to be revealed. Also, clearly visible on the rear of the device is the dual rear camera arrangement, which is a first for any tablet as far as we are aware. No firm details on its chipset, but we are betting on a Snapdragon 845 (or 850) with RAM options of at least 4 GB and 6 GB. Samsung's flagship tablets have typically lagged a processor generation in the past although a Snapdragon 855 remains an outside chance.