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Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Galaxy Tab S6


Last updated: July 31st, 2019 at 16:26 UTC+02:00

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 S2 Galaxy Tab S6
Display 9.7-inch/8.0-inch Super AMOLED, 2048 x 1536, 4:3 Aspect Ratio 10.5-inch Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1600, 16:10 Aspect Ratio
S Pen No Yes, with remote control and air gestures
Operating System Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (Android 6.0.1 on some models)
Android 9 Pie
Processor Exynos 5433/Snapdragon 652, 20/28nm, 64-bit Snapdragon 855, Octa-core (2.8GHz + 2.4GHz + 1.7GHz), 64-bit, 7nm
Storage 32/64GB 128GB/256GB
microSD Card up to 256GB up to 1TB
Rear-facing camera 8MP, LED flash, Quad HD Video Recording (30fps)
Camera 1: 13MP, 4K Video Recording (30fps)
Camera 2: 5MP ultra-wide
Front-facing camera 2.1MP 8MP
Loudspeakers Dual speakers Quad speakers, Tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support
Wireless Connectivity LTE, Dual-Band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac MIMI, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
USB USB 2.0 (microUSB)
USB 3.1 Type-C
Sensors Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor Optical Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Keyboard Case Yes Yes, with trackpad
Dimensions Tab 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
Weight Tab S2 9.7: 389g (Wi-Fi) / 392g (LTE)

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

Battery Tab 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


Image of Galaxy Tab S6

SamsungGalaxy Tab S6

Image of Galaxy Tab S6 LTE

SamsungGalaxy Tab S6 LTE

Image of Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

SamsungGalaxy Tab S2 8.0

Image of Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

SamsungGalaxy Tab S2 9.7

Tablet Galaxy Tab S2Galaxy Tab S6
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