The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is the latest in the Tab S6 series. Lite means a parred down set of features to match a parred down the price, yet it is still a feature-rich tablet.
The Tab S6 released in August 2019 and still current was as GadgetGuy called it ‘a top-end-super-slate (article here) replete with Samsung Dex, but that costs money – from $1099 to $1499′. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite takes all those features you need and puts it in a more affordable Wi-Fi/LTE $549/799 package.
So, what do you get from the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Exynos 9611 10nm, eight-core 4×1.7/4×2.3GHz and Mali-G7 MP3 GPU
4/64GB and microSD slot to 1TB
Rear camera 8MP, 1.12µm, HDR, Autofocus 1080p@30fps and most Samsung camera smarts
5MP front camera Fixed focus
Wi-Fi 5 AC VHT80, 2×2 MIMO and BT 5.0
Optional LTE Cat 11 with bands 1, 2,344,4, 5, 7, 8,12, 17, 20, 28, 38, 40, 66 and 128GB storage and GPS. It has VoLTE enabling use as a phone.
244.5 x 154.3 x 7.0mm x 467g and aluminium/glass build
7040mAH Battery and USB-C 2.0 15W charger – claimed life 13 hours video and 149 hours audio
3.5mm audio port and AKG dual speakers (top or each short side) – Can downmix Dolby Atmos content to 2.0
S-Pen included for writing, PDF editing and annotation plus transparent mode for notes over images
Book cover case option Oxford Grey and Angora Blue
Android 10, all Google services. Google Lens, Google Assistant
Samsung One Ui 2.1 inc Dark Mode, accessibility enhancements and Bixby
Many preloaded apps for video conference and entertainment
Protected by Knox
Samsung Flow syncs to Galaxy smartphones for voice, message and test
Samsung Kids login for parental control
Missing compared to S6 – Fingerprint sensor (has face unlock), DeX, AMOLED screen, keyboard. The USB-C 2.0 port lacks video and Dex support, but you can cast it to any Miracast TV.
GadgetGuy’s take – The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has everything you need
Over the years, I have owned most Tabs from the original to the latest. All run Android and do pretty well the same, but the later ones have the marvellous S-Pen that becomes more than something to doodle with.
It is the iPad of the Android world.
From 7 May 2020 through Samsung Australia and major retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Bing Lee and Officeworks.