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Galaxy Tab S6 battery capacity is lower than its predecessor

Taiwan’s certification agency has let the Galaxy Tab S6 battery capacity slip in the device’s approval listing. We know that Samsung is due to launch a new tablet in the near future. This will be the successor to the Galaxy Tab S4.

Samsung is skipping straight to the Galaxy Tab S6 after launching a Galaxy Tab S5e earlier this year. We have already leaked the first live images of the Galaxy Tab S6 and confirmed many details about it. Samsung is expected to launch this tablet alongside the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7.

Galaxy Tab S6 battery capacity revealed

The Galaxy Tab S6 bearing model number SM-T860 has received its NCC certification in Taiwan. The documents reveal that the Galaxy Tab S6 battery capacity will be 6,840mAh battery. For those keeping count, the Galaxy Tab S4 had a 7,300mAh battery. Unfortunately, it won’t get 25W fast charging, despite being a flagship product. It sticks with 15W fast charging.

This is yet another instance of battery capacity being sacrificed to make the device thinner. Granted, internal components like the processor and RAM will be more power efficient compared to this tablet’s predecessor, so it should just about get you the same battery life. The Galaxy Tab S6 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage on the base model.

It’s going to be a unique tablet in that the Galaxy Tab S6 has a dual camera system at the back. That’s not something we normally see on tablets. There’s also a groove at the back to which the S Pen attaches magnetically. We got a good look at that in the handful of Galaxy Tab S6 renders that were leaked yesterday.

We should get to know more about the Galaxy Tab S6 in the coming days as August 7 approaches. That’s when the Galaxy Note 10 will be unveiled in New York City.

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locarno
locarno

Same as s5e?

This is rated or typical capacity?

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I’ve been using the Tab S4 for a while coming straight from the original Tab S. I’m really enjoying it but I think Samsung should have put a fingerprint scanner. It should also release an update to add Always On Display.
Also, I don’t really understand why Good lock doesn’t work the same way it does on phones, it doesn’t have NavStar and Nice Shot for instance, that’s a shame.
Tab S6 should be released with all these issues fixed.

TheSparda
TheSparda

Why couldn’t they include at least 8 GB RAM at least. 6 GB RAM is like having the same specs as the S10e, and that phone has some RAM management issues I’ve experienced due to the smaller RAM. Samsung phones and tabs should have 8 GB minimum as it seems to be the sweet spot for apps staying in memory. Samsung isn’t apple where they can do well with lower RAM due to optimisation. Samsung needs more RAM.

Hambone01
Hambone01

It will cost around the same price as the a10e

locarno
locarno

a10e?

locarno
locarno

At least they using latest CPU.

kkb2018
kkb2018

I really don’t understand Samsung policy… they should introduce 1 tablet every 2 year… but with TOP CLASS specs! Instead they insist on producing this middle range products….

drzeller
drzeller

The RAM could be more, but the processor is the same as the Note 10, isn’t it? I don’t know if I’d call that middle range.

stondec
stondec

This will be really disappointing if true. I was looking forward to upgrading from the Tab S4 but Samsung might have just put the kibosh on that.

Hambone01
Hambone01

Way more efficient chip

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

Which if true means that they could have improved battery life significantly. Instead, we get the same piss-poor battery life and “moarh thinness” as usual.

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

Ah, that’s why they got rid of the headphone jack. More space for the humongous battery!

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