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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 press renders surface, reveals first keyboard cover with integrated trackpad

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 looks like a Microsoft Surface with its new keyboad cover attached. (Source: Android Headlines)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 looks like a Microsoft Surface with its new keyboad cover attached. (Source: Android Headlines)
Samsung’s next flagship Android tablet the Galaxy Tab S6 has surfaced in press renders that include its all-new keyboard cover for the first time. Like Apple’s new iPad, the tablet looks set up to be able to charge its S-Pen wirelessly as well.

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.

 

 

 

The new Tab S6 S-Pen magnetically attaches to its rear. (Source: Android Headlines)
The new Tab S6 S-Pen magnetically attaches to its rear. (Source: Android Headlines)
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-07-18 (Update: 2019-07-18)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.