Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Galaxy Tab S6

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Last updated: July 31st, 2019 at 16:06 UTC+02:00

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 S3 Galaxy Tab S6
Display 9.7-inch Super AMOLED, 2048 x 1536, 4:3 Aspect Ratio 10.5-inch Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1600, 16:10 Aspect Ratio
S Pen Yes Yes, with remote control and air gestures
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 9 Pie
Processor Snapdragon 820 Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo), 64-bit, Adreno 530 GPU, 14nm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core (2.8GHz + 2.4GHz + 1.7GHz), 64-bit, Adreno 640 GPU, 7nm
RAM 4GB 6GB/8GB
Storage 32GB 128GB/256GB
microSD Card up to 256GB up to 1TB
Rear-facing camera 13MP, LED flash, HDR, 4K Video Recording
Camera 1: 13MP, 4K Video Recording (30fps)
Camera 2: 5MP ultra-wide
Front-facing camera 5MP 8MP
Loudspeakers Quad Stereo, Tuned by AKG (Dolby Atmos support with Oreo update) Quad speakers, Tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support
Wireless Connectivity LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 with LE Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
USB USB 3.1 Type-C
USB 3.1 Type-C
Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Hall, Magnetic, Proximity, RGB Optical Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Keyboard Case Yes Yes, with trackpad
Dimensions 169.0 x 237.3 x 6.0mm 244.5 x 159.5 ×5.7mm
Weight 429g (Wi-Fi) / 434g (LTE)
420g
Battery 6,000 mAh with fast charging (15W) 7,040 mAh with fast charging (15W)

S Pen battery: 0.35 mAh, wireless charging

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Image of Galaxy Tab S3 LTE

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