Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Galaxy Tab S6

It’s been two years since your trusty Galaxy Tab S3 came out and while it still may be working well, the tablet will most certainly have started showing its age. The Galaxy Tab S6 may just make sense to you if you’re looking for an upgrade, as this Galaxy Tab S3 vs Galaxy Tab S6 specs comparison will show.

The biggest noticeable difference here is the display. The new flagship tablet has a larger and higher resolution 10.5-inch display compared to the Galaxy Tab S3. The bezels are slimmer as well because there’s no home button and the fingerprint sensor is underneath the display.

It also comes with the latest Snapdragon 855 chip with 6GB of RAM on the base model. This will deliver a performance improvement which will be hard to miss for Galaxy Tab S3 owners. The Galaxy Tab S6 has more internal storage on the base model, a larger battery, better cameras and more on a body that’s quite a bit slimmer at 5.7mm.

If you’re the sort of person who primarily uses their tablet for work, you certainly wouldn’t go wrong with the Galaxy Tab S6. Do check out our Galaxy Tab S6 hands-on to learn more about Samsung’s new flagship tablet. We will have a full review up in the coming weeks.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Galaxy Tab S6

Galaxy Tab S3Galaxy Tab S6
Display9.7-inch Super AMOLED, 2048 x 1536, 4:3 Aspect Ratio10.5-inch Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1600, 16:10 Aspect Ratio
S PenYesYes, with remote control and air gestures
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Android 9 Pie
ProcessorSnapdragon 820 Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo), 64-bit, Adreno 530 GPU, 14nmSnapdragon 855, Octa-core (2.8GHz + 2.4GHz + 1.7GHz), 64-bit, Adreno 640 GPU, 7nm
microSD Cardup to 256GBup to 1TB
Rear-facing camera13MP, LED flash, HDR, 4K Video Recording
Camera 1: 13MP, 4K Video Recording (30fps)
Camera 2: 5MP ultra-wide
Front-facing camera5MP8MP
LoudspeakersQuad Stereo, Tuned by AKG (Dolby Atmos support with Oreo update)Quad speakers, Tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support
Wireless ConnectivityLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 with LEWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0
GPSGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C
USB 3.1 Type-C
SensorsAccelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Hall, Magnetic, Proximity, RGBOptical Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Keyboard CaseYesYes, with trackpad
Dimensions169.0 x 237.3 x 6.0mm244.5 x 159.5 ×5.7mm
Weight429g (Wi-Fi) / 434g (LTE)
Battery6,000 mAh with fast charging (15W)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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