Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Breathes New Life Into Android Tablets
Samsung — the Android tablet developer — quietly pushed a site live for the forthcoming Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, a less expensive companion to the Snapdragon 855-packing Galaxy Tab S6 the company released in 2019, reports Ars Technica.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
The new Lite tablet seems to come in three colors, including black, baby blue, and a creamy-light pink. There's no official confirmation on the SoC — Samsung simply calls it an "Octa-Core" SoC with frequencies between 2.3 GHz and 1.7GHz, but it's a good bet that this is actually the Exynos 9611, which matches Samsung's quick description — and also recently made an appearance in a Geekbench tablet test. It lists a 10-nanometer chip with a Mali G72 MP3 GPU, four 1.7GHz A53 cores, and four 2.3GHz Cortex A73 cores.
The display is 10.4 inches, at 2000x1200 LCD — significantly smaller than the 2560x1600 OLED panel on the original Tab S6. The Lite model has 4GB of RAM, two storage variants of 64GB or 128GB, a 7040mAh battery, a 5MP front camera, and an 8MP rear camera. The new device also has a MicroSD slot, and — unlike the Tab S6 — the Lite has a headphone jack. Of course, there's also an S-Pen stylus.
As of writing, there's no official listing for the price, but according to Ars Technica, the device is likely priced below the $649 Galaxy Tab S6. An early B&H listing (scroll way down) for the new tablet shows it priced at $349.99, which seems sensible. The new Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a successor to the Tab S5e, which went for $399, and the least expensive iPad is $329.