It was first revealed in October last year that Samsung might soon launch a 5G variant of its flagship Galaxy Tab S6 tablet. The company later quietly confirmed on its own website that a 5G variant of the tablet is indeed going to be offered in the near future.
Samsung today confirmed that it’s going to release the Galaxy Tab S6 5G on January 30. South Korea will be the first and only market to get it at this point in time.
Galaxy Tab S6 5G is the world’s first 5G tablet
The Galaxy Tab S6 5G has the distinction of being the world’s first 5G tablet. It’s almost identical to the Wi-Fi and LTE variant in specs with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem being an obvious exception. It keeps the same 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display and Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage being the only configuration offered.
Its other specs include a 13-megapixel wide and 5-megapixel ultra-wide dual rear camera setup and an 8-megapixel front camera. The 7,040mAh battery provides plenty of power to keep the lights on. So this variant is essentially the same tablet like the one that came out last year with 5G support being its only unique selling point.
That’s not a bad thing. We concluded in our Galaxy Tab S6 review that it really is the top Android tablet of its time. The 5G variant takes it up a notch because there’s no other tablet on the market with support for the next-gen mobile network.
Samsung is going to release the Galaxy Tab S6 5G in South Korea on January 30. It’s going to be available from the country’s three major carriers for 999,900 won which is around $850. Samsung hasn’t said if it’s going to release the Galaxy Tab S6 5G in other markets like the United States and across Europe where 5G networks are live.