SAMSUNG’s secretive 5G tablet is coming in a matter of weeks, and details of the gadget’s impressive specs have turned up online.
The iPad rival – officially confirmed by Samsung at the beginning of 2020 – looks set to trounce the competition.
At the start of January, Samsung confirmed that it would be bringing out a 5G Galaxy Tab S6 device.
It would be the first such gadget in the world to support super-fast 5G mobile internet.
Samsung vowed to release the tablet in the first quarter of 2020, which means some time before March 31.
Now tech site IT Home (based in Samsung’s South Korea homeland) has listed details about the Samsung tablet’s hardware.
The device is tipped to feature a large 10.5-inch screen with a pin-sharp 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution.
That would give it 288 pixels-per-inch of screen – marginally higher than the 261 pixels-per-inch on Apple’s 11-inch iPad Pro.
Samsung is also expected to include 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage on the tablet.
A microSD slot will potentially allow this storage to expanded by an additional 1TB.
Samsung’s current Galaxy Tab S6 (without 5G connectivity) has an 8-megapixel front camera and a dual camera on the back.
It’s expected that the 5G version of the Tab S6 will have the same specs.
The battery capacity is expected to be a whopping 7,040mAh, providing an immense 15 hours of video playback.
What is 5G?
Here’s what you need to know…
- The term 5G stands for 5th-generation, and is simply the next “version” of mobile phone networks.
- The world’s network operators have settled on a new method of delivering mobile internet to your phone, making it possible to offer far higher download speeds.
- Early figures suggest you’ll be able to download 4K movies in a matter of seconds, and buffering video will be a thing of the past.
- But 5G also promises low “latency” – the physical delay in transmitting data – which is a major boon for gamers, who desperately need their online actions to be sent and received as quickly as possible.
- A number of mobile networks around the world now offer 5G internet
- However, you’ll need to make sure your device supports 5G before buying a 5G phone contract
- Only a handful of smartphones currently support blisteringly fast 5G internet
No pricing has been leaked yet, but it’s likely to be very costly given the top-notch hardware on board.
The bad news is that it’s impossible to verify this leak, so we won’t know the truth until the official launch.
Although Samsung has confirmed the existence of the tablet, it hasn’t detailed the exact specs.
Samsung declined to comment on this story.
Samsung – a brief history
Here’s what you need to know…
- Samsung is a major South Korean company made up of many businesses that operate globally
- It’s known locally as a “chaebol”, which means “business conglomerate”
- It was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company
- But over several decades, it branched out into food processing, insurance, textiles and retail
- It wasn’t until the late 1960s when Samsung entered the electronics industry – for which it’s best known in the west today
- It also launched businesses in construction and shipbuilding in the 1970s
- Today, Samsung’s most important sources of income are its smartphones and computer chips
- The firm accounts for around a fifth of South Korea’s total exports, and roughly 17% of the country’s GDP
- More than 320,000 staff are employed by Samsung globally
- And in 2017, Samsung turned over the equivalent of £174billion today in revenue
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