The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 which launched last summer is probably the most powerful Android tablet on the market today — but with a starting price of $650, it’s also one of the most expensive.

Now Samsung has introduced a more affordable model called the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.

It’s a similar-sized tablet and like the Galaxy Tab S6, the Lite model supports Samsung’s pressure-sensitive S-Pen. But the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has slightly less impressive specs across the board to keep the price down. First announced by Samsung Indonesia, I suspect the new mid-range tablet should be available in additional markets soon.

Update: The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is coming to the US in the second quarter of 2020 for $350 and up. 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite isn’t exactly a cheap device. It has an octa-core processor, optional support for 4G LTE,and Samsung promises up to 13 hours of battery life while streaming videos.

But in a head-to-head spec comparison with the original Galaxy Tab S6, it’s pretty clear which is the premium model and which… is not.

SpecGalaxy Tab S6 LiteGalaxy Tab S6
Display10.4 inch, 2000 x 1200 LCD10.5 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel AMOLED
ProcessorSamsung Exynos 9610Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM4GB6GB
Storage64GB or 128GB128GB or 256GB
Front camera5MP fixed-focus8MP fixed-focus
Rear camera(s)8MP auto-focus13MP + 5MP auto-focus
Battery7,040 mAh7,040 mAh
USB2.0 Type-C3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
Headphone?3.5mmNo
microSD?Up to 1TB cardsUp to 1TB cards
WiFi802.11ac802.11ac
Bluetooth5.05.0
GPSYesYes
Dimensions244.5mm x 154.3mm x 7mm244.5mm x 159.5mm x 5.7mm
Weight467 grams420 grams

In other words, the Galaxy Tab S6 may be a little older, but it’s faster, has a better display, features a slightly thinner and lighter design, and faster USB, among other things.

Samsung also says it gets longer battery life (up to 15 hours of video playback time).

But that $650 and up price tag surely limits the appeal.

International pricing for the new Lite model hasn’t been announced yet, but smart money is on “less than $650.”

via xda-developers and GSM Arena

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