5G-enbabled Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is in the works, will be world's first 5G tablet

Peter, 01 October 2019

Samsung is working on a 5G version of the Galaxy Tab S6 – it will probably become the first 5G-enabled tablet in the world. The tablet, which bears a model number SM-T866N, was spotted in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certifications. Note that the “N” typically indicates a model slated for South Korea.

That makes sense – Samsung’s home country is one of few with active 5G networks and the Galaxy S10 5G has been selling pretty well there, plus the Galaxy Note10 duo is available only in 5G flavor.

Samsung SM-T866N Galaxy Tab S6 5G certifications: Bluetooth SIG Samsung SM-T866N Galaxy Tab S6 5G certifications: Wi-Fi Alliance
Samsung SM-T866N Galaxy Tab S6 5G certifications: Bluetooth SIG • Wi-Fi Alliance

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 previously scored another world’s first - it was the first tablet with an HDR10+ display. It launched in Europe and the US, which already have 5G networks in some of the bigger cities, so this new 5G might follow soon.

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  • Jared

Make the 5G for US bands TMobile and Verizon in California with built in dialer to make phone calls. Also my $200 4G LTE tablet from Kubi makes calls and has a decacore 2.8ghz process with 6 G of RAM. If you want to charge me 3 x as much for your Sam...

  • Anonymous

Yeah, Linux on Dex, they should pursue their efforts to provide a great Unix experience. I rejoin you also for the 12 GB of Ram which are mandatory to cover the needs of a 5G tablet.

  • Anonymous

Hope it adds 12GB of RAM and Linux on DeX support. It would become the best tablet/laptop in the world by far. I mean less than a libre, 10 hours of screen time fully functioning laptop? That is at least half the weight and almost twice the batter th...