Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Galaxy Tab S6

The Galaxy Tab S6 has finally been announced today as a direct successor to the Galaxy Tab S4. Tablet users might be considering upgrading to this latest model, particularly those who may have skipped the previous releases and are continuing to use the Galaxy Tab S2.

There’s no mystery that the Galaxy Tab S6 is the more powerful tablet given the age gap between the two. To see just how powerful, you can check the table below for a direct comparison between them. And for a closer look at the Galaxy Tab S6 itself, you can visit our devices section and also take a look at our hands-on impressions of the device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e vs. Galaxy Tab S6

Galaxy Tab S2Galaxy Tab S6
Display9.7-inch/8.0-inch Super AMOLED, 2048 x 1536, 4:3 Aspect Ratio10.5-inch Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1600, 16:10 Aspect Ratio
S PenNoYes, with remote control and air gestures
Operating SystemAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop (Android 6.0.1 on some models)
Android 9 Pie
ProcessorExynos 5433/Snapdragon 652, 20/28nm, 64-bitSnapdragon 855, Octa-core (2.8GHz + 2.4GHz + 1.7GHz), 64-bit, 7nm
microSD Cardup to 256GBup to 1TB
Rear-facing camera8MP, LED flash, Quad HD Video Recording (30fps)
Camera 1: 13MP, 4K Video Recording (30fps)
Camera 2: 5MP ultra-wide
Front-facing camera2.1MP8MP
LoudspeakersDual speakersQuad speakers, Tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support
Wireless ConnectivityLTE, Dual-Band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac MIMI, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi DirectWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
USBUSB 2.0 (microUSB)
USB 3.1 Type-C
SensorsAccelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light SensorOptical Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Keyboard CaseYesYes, with trackpad
DimensionsTab S2 9.7: 237.3 x 169 x 5.6mm

Tab S2 8.0: 198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6mm

244.5 x 159.5 ×5.7mm
WeightTab S2 9.7: 389g (Wi-Fi) / 392g (LTE)

Tab S2 8.0: 265g (Wi-Fi) / 272g (LTE)

BatteryTab S2 9.7: 5,870 mAh

Tab S2 8.0: 4,000 mAh

7,040 mAh with fast charging (15W)

S Pen battery: 0.35 mAh, wireless charging


  • Model: SM-T860
  • Dimensions: Tablet: 244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm
  • Display: 10.5 inch / 266.7 mm Super AMOLED Display
  • CPU: Snapdragon 855
  • Camera: 5MP

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