Samsung has officially announced the new Galaxy Tab S6, a high-end Android tablet that’s designed for both productivity work and entertainment needs.
If that sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the same basic pitch as Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface Pro. Like those tablets, the Tab S6 supports pen input (a stylus is included in the box) and it can be attached to an optional keyboard case.
It will be available starting on September 6th for $649, which gets you 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. A version with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM will cost $729. Samsung says an LTE version of the Tab S6 will be available later in the year.
The Tab S6 sits at the top of Samsung’s current Android tablet range, which includes the low-end Galaxy Tab A and the midrange Tab S5e released earlier this year. (The company maintains a separate line of tablets that run Windows 10, just to complicate things.)
It has a 16:10 10.5-inch OLED screen (2560 x 1600 pixel resolution), similar to the outgoing Tab S4, but Samsung has trimmed the bezels a tad to make the overall footprint smaller. It has also traded the facial recognition login system for an in-screen optical fingerprint scanner. More