On the last day of last month, Samsung presented its new premium Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. Developed by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 premium mobile platform, the card features a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1600 x 2560. The tablet has two different settings to choose from. There is a model with 6 GB of memory and 128 GB of memory and a second variant with 8 GB of memory and 256 GB of memory. On the back, there is a dual-camera configuration (13 MP + 5 MP Ultra-wide with a 123-degree field of view) while onboard there is an 8 MP front selfie snapper. Those looking for additional storage space can access the 512 GB microSD slot and a 7040 mAh battery keeps the lights on. The tablet comes with the “brand new” S pen that magnetically connects to the tablet for storage and recharging.
Today Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Tab S6 is the first tablet on this planet to receive the HDR10 + certification (although we cannot answer for other planets). As Samsung points out, HDR10 + “optimizes brightness levels to deliver a truly immersive viewing experience, letting users enjoy content exactly as a creator intended it to be seen.” While HDR10 produces a maximum brightness of 1000 nits, HDR10 + provides a maximum brightness of up to 4000 nits. Created by Samsung, HDR10 + uses dynamic metadata that changes scene by scene instead of static metadata used in HDR 10. Currently, the format is compatible only with Amazon Prime Video.
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 To Start On August 23rd
Advance orders for Galaxy Tab S6 start on August 23 and if you make a reservation for the device, you can get the optional keyboard accessory with a 50% discount along with four free months of YouTube and YouTube Music without ads. The color options are Cloud Blue, Mountain Gray, and Rose Blush. The price has not yet been announced.
The tablet market is in trouble, but Apple could lead a recovery; After the launch of new models of Apple iPad Pro at the end of last year and new models of iPad Air and iPad mini earlier this year, Apple recorded the highest revenue growth for iPad year after year in six years during his second fiscal quarter. And for the third fiscal quarter just announced, iPad revenue has risen again every year.
The recent data released by IDC this week shows that Samsung remains a distant second place in the global tablet market after shipping 4.9 million units from April to June. This decreased by 3.1% of the 5 million sent in the same period last year. But to show how weak the tablet industry in general is, Samsung has actually gained market share (from 14.9% to 15.2%) despite the drop-in deliveries. Apple sent 12.3 million iPads during the quarter. Only Apple and Amazon in the top five producers showed shipments growth since the second quarter of 2018.
Will the new Galaxy Tab S6 help Samsung bridge the gap with Apple? It is not likely since Android tablets have historically not been great sellers. Apple itself seems to be preparing some new iPads since the Eurasian Economic Commission recently certified seven new iPad model numbers. Keep in mind that every new iPad generally has different storage settings, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+ cellular options. The new iPads could be presented next month to coincide with the launch of Apple’s new iPadOS operating system.
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