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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite passes FCC testing

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is getting a cheaper version soon. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is getting a cheaper version soon. (Source: Samsung)
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has confirmed the existence of an impending Lite variant of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Tab. Now, the FCC has added a tablet with its model number to its database of verified devices. This suggests that the new product has a US launch coming up.

Recent leaks have pointed to the development of a second version of the Galaxy Tab S6, Samsung's latest premium tablet. It has been thought to be called the Lite variant of its series. This was later confirmed through its approval by the Bluetooth SIG. Now, Samsung has added FCC clearance to its certifications for the same device.

A new database entry for this product (the SM-P615) confirms that it is a tablet made by Samsung. This Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is currently believed to be mid-range compared to its existing sibling: it may have an Exynos 9611 SoC rather than a Snapdragon 855, and perhaps 4GB of RAM instead of 6 as in the full-fat version.

Nevertheless, the newer model's FCC assessment shows it will still have 4G/LTE connectivity. In addition, we know it will be a Bluetooth 5.0 device. However, its screen size and quality are still in doubt, as is its ability to retain an S-Pen on its rear panel using magnets.

Then again, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is still rumored to be capable of wireless charging. This is a combination of high- and not-so-high-end features that may be confirmed at its launch.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03-15 (Update: 2024-05-11)