Earlier today, Samsung announced its newest high-end tablet. The Galaxy Tab S6 is a beast of a device, as it should be. It comes with a sizable price tag — even though it could definitely be worse. It has a big enough display, and it’s OLED! There’s a processor that should not be awful after extended periods of usage, and the battery will hopefully not be awful.
All-in-all, it sounds like a great tablet.
One could probably point out that the only real “negative” with the new device is that it runs Android. But honestly, at this point, it is what it is. If you prefer Android as a mobile operating system in general then it probably won’t matter at all. Sure, the app situation on an Android tablet still isn’t great (and it might not ever be?), but as far as daily routine goes an Android tablet user will probably be pretty happy with what the Galaxy Tab S6 brings to the table.
The general consensus I saw of the tablet is pretty positive. No in-depth reviews just yet, obviously, but I’d be surprised if the Galaxy Tab S6 is a major disappointment based on what I’ve seen so far. Of course, anything is possible and real world usage may not be that great.
This is yet another effort to compete against Apple’s iPad Pro. Maybe even the iPad in general, all things considered, but this is definitely more of a workhorse than, say, the standard iPad mini. As such, it will be positioned against the iPad Pro and compared as such, with reviewers more than likely calling out the pros and cons between the two models.
Nothing wrong with that, of course. These are two tablets that are designed and marketed to be devices that can be used while out and about to get some real work done. Maybe not all the work that someone might need, but, for the most part they should be able to handle most things.
But you’ll probably need a keyboard to get anything done. This was something Microsoft got right with the initial Surface Pro (and a few subsequent models after that), offering up a keyboard with the tablet. Other companies have done the same thing, but it’s not common. Apple and Samsung would much prefer if you buy a tablet accessory separately.
And honestly, without any real reviews to go on here, that’s what I’m mostly curious about. If you do use a tablet, whether it’s an iPad or an Android option, how often do you use it for work? And, perhaps most importantly, which keyboard accessory do you use with it? Do you prefer a keyboard case of some kind, or a standalone option? Let me know!