RIP Galaxy Tab S5: Samsung Reportedly Jumping to Galaxy Tab S6

Yolanda Curtis
July 9, 2019

The successor to the Galaxy Tab S4 isn't going to be called the Galaxy Tab S5.

According to the documents, the Galaxy Tab S5 will be launching around the same time as the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Watch 2. However, since Samsung will be holding a press event in early August to unveil its Galaxy Note 10, there's a good chance that the Galaxy Tab S6 could also be making an appearance at the Unpacked event.

According to Samsung's alleged release schedule, the Galaxy Tab S5 will be available in the third quarter of this year. Given that it has been tagged as a premium tablet in the roadmap, it is likely that Samsung could use the Snapdragon 855 chipset to power it.

This leak shows the dual-camera on the backside, which looks to be in a corner and a vertical setup, like the iPhone. However, this would be the first Samsung tablet to get it. The rather noticeable antenna bands along the top and bottom will also be making a return alongside a set of speakers tuned by AKG. On the bright side, that means there is no notch or hole-punch display on this tablet, which will make some people happy.

However, despite this budgetary move, the company probably has plans for the development of the entire line as a whole so that we can have until the end of 2019 expect something really interesting and unusual - in particular, some of the more productive tablet solutions. It may be a ToF sensor for features such as real-time 3D tracking.

The model numbers for the Tab S6 are expected to be SM-T860 for the Wi-Fi only model and SM-T865 for the LTE variant.

Based on that info and a quick check on Qualcomm's official product site, it appears that the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is utilising the Snapdragon 429-although this isn't mentioned on Samsung's official spec list. Also, a keyboard cover accessory is to be expected as an optional purchase.

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