Rumors were rife about a followup to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 6. It was successful in creating a huge buzz last month. However, with the slated release date of April 2 long gone, I was starting to wonder whether this rumor had any substance to it or not. Maybe it was because of the pandemic, but we should have at least heard something, right? We didn’t though. However, Samsung did have a device up their sleeve and it indeed was the Galaxy Tab 6 lite. And they have now finally launched the aforementioned Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 lite, albeit in a less fussy way. It is a mid-range tablet from the company and is soon launching in Nepal for a mid-range price tag.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Overview
A Super AMOLED panel with QHD+ resolution. Yup, that was the expectation for the Tab S6 lite Well, it’s not quite so. After all, it is the lite version of the vanilla tab S6 and they had to cut a corner somewhere. Thus it does not have an OLED panel, rather it is the less expensive 10.4-inch TFT panel. And the supported resolution is 200 x 1200 pixels. Furthermore, as you might already have guessed, the lack of OLED panel means there won’t be an in-display fingerprint sensor on it. A prominent sort of bezel surrounds the screen and also houses the 5MP selfie shooter.
Moving on, under the hood, the device packs in what probably is the Exynos 9611 SoC. They have refrained from actually naming the chipset, however, it did reveal some details about the processor. Per them, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite boasts an octa-core processor with the base speed of 1.7GHz that max outs at 2.3GHz. I have no complaints regarding the use of Exynos 9611 because it is a good mid-range chipset and seems like a perfect fit for the device. The processor is complemented by 4GB RAM and either 64GB or 128GB onboard storage. Power-wise, there’s a 7040mAh battery that should last around 12hrs on a full charge.
The most exciting thing about the Tab S6 Lite is that it does come with a stylus (yes, Apple I’m looking at you!). It is the same S Pen that we had seen in the standard Tab S6 and ships with the box. However, it does not have battery/Bluetooth in order to support air gesture similar to the one offered by Galaxy Note 10. Furthermore, it also has a 3.5mm headphone jack which the vanilla Galaxy Tab S6 lacked. Oh, and before I forget, the rear cam on this device is an 8MP shooter.
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In terms of software, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite uses the One UI 2.0 on top of Android 10. Moreover, it also offers Dark Mode and Samsung Knox too. However, the DeX support is missing on the lite version. Furthermore, you can also answer calls and reply to text messages. However, it needs to be connected to a Samsung smartphone. And also it should be running on Android Pie or higher with at least 3GB of RAM.
Is the iPad the better option than Galaxy Tab S6 Lite?
Now, Samsung with the launch of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is certainly keeping the Android Tablet lineup alive. However, how does it fare against its closest competitor? Yes, I am talking about the new iPad with a 10.2-inch display. It is a classy device that offers a bigger screen along with a more powerful processor in the form of the A10 Fusion Chip. The iPadOS feels great to use and overall provides a better user experience. And that too at a lower price. Honestly, I never imagined myself saying that!
The upside though, is that with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, you get a stylus included with the device itself. However, in the case of an iPad, you’ll have to purchase the Apple pen separately for around $99. Don’t get me wrong, having a stylus shipped in along with the device is really great, but if that’s your only redeeming quality against your closest competitor, then you won’t really stand a chance. Thus, if it were up to me, I’d go for the new iPad over Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite any day of the week.
You can check out the detailed spec comparison between the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and the new Apple iPad down below.
Galaxy Tab S6 Lite S6 Apple iPad 10.2 Specs Comparison:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite||Apple iPad 10.2|
|Display||10.4” TFT screen with 224 ppi pixel density and 200 x 1200 pixels resolution||10.2” IPS LCD screen with 265 ppi pixel density and 1620 x 2160 pixels resolution|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 9611||Apple A10 Fusion|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3||PowerVR GT7600 Plus|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0||Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz,, MIMO Bluetooth 4.2|
|Audio||3.5mm audio jack||Lightning jack|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer||Light, proximity, accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, fingerprint|
|Battery||7040mAh with 15W fast charging||8827mAh|
|Colors||Chiffon Pink, Angora Blue, Oxford Gray||Silver, Space Gray, Gold|
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Price in Nepal [Expected]
We can expect the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite to launch in Nepal. Since Samsung has not revealed its international price yet, but it is expected to cost around US$399 including the Stylus. Hence, the expected price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite in Nepal is Rs. 50,000.
|Model Name||Variant||Price in Nepal (expected)|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite||64GB||NPR. 50,000|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite||128GB||NPR. 55,000|