Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e vs Galaxy Tab S6

If you bought the Galaxy Tab S5e, you’re probably not looking to upgrade to a new tablet right now nor would you want to upgrade any time soon. But, now that the Galaxy Tab S6 has been officially unveiled, you’re no doubt wondering just what kind of upgrades and new features Samsung’s latest tablet offers compared to your Galaxy Tab S5e.

And that’s why we’ve put the specs for both tablets side-by-side in the table below. Among the most notable upgrades here are the Bluetooth S Pen and the considerably higher horsepower thanks to the Snapdragon 855 chipset. There’s even a dual camera on-board the Tab S6, although Samsung has ditched the LED flash from the Tab S5e (and the Tab S4). And if you care about having the coolest tech on your devices, the Tab S6 also puts the fingerprint sensor under the display.

Check out our devices section for more details on these tablets and our Galaxy Tab S6 hands-on to see our initial impressions of the tablet. Also look forward to our Galaxy Tab S6 review in the coming weeks.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e vs. Galaxy Tab S6

Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab S6
Display10.5-inch Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1600, 16:10 Aspect Ratio10.5-inch Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1600, 16:10 Aspect Ratio
S PenNoYes, with remote control and air gestures
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie
Android 9 Pie
ProcessorSnapdragon 670, Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz & 6×1.7 GHz), 64-bit, Adreno 615 GPU, 10nmSnapdragon 855, Octa-core (2.8GHz + 2.4GHz + 1.7GHz), 64-bit, Adreno 640 GPU, 7nm
microSD Cardup to 512GBup to 1TB
Rear-facing camera13MP, LED flash, 4K Video Recording (30fps)
Camera 1: 13MP, 4K Video Recording (30fps)
Camera 2: 5MP ultra-wide
Front-facing camera8MP8MP
LoudspeakersQuad speakers, Tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos supportQuad speakers, Tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support
Wireless ConnectivityLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0Wi-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, Iris scanner, Gyroscope, Hall, Proximity, RGBOptical Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Keyboard CaseYesYes, with trackpad
Dimensions245.0 x 160.0 x 5.5mm244.5 x 159.5 ×5.7mm
Battery7,040 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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