Samsung unveils new tablet to rival iPad Pro

Samsung unveils new tablet to rival iPad Pro

Samsung has unveiled a new high-powered tablet the Korean firm hopes will rival Apple’s iPad Pro.

The Galaxy Tab 6 includes a fingerprint sensor for the first time as well as the ability to magnetically attach the S Pen stylus – which comes with the tablet – to the rear of the device.

It will also be the first Samsung tablet to feature a dual rear camera system.

The announcement comes ahead of the technology giant’s expected unveiling of a new smartwatch early next week, followed by its next Galaxy Note smartphone on August 7.

(Samsung)
(Samsung)

Samsung IT and mobile communications boss DJ Koh said the Tab S6 delivers “top-quality productivity features and advanced technology” and had been designed to help users with productivity and creativity.

“Today’s inspiration comes at a moment’s notice and creatives and professionals need a device able to keep up with insatiable imaginations while complementing their busy, on-the-go lifestyles,” he said.

Samsung said the S Pen stylus can be wirelessly charged and act as a wireless remote, and gestures made with the digital pen in midair can control some functions on the tablet, including changing the camera mode and remotely taking selfies.

(Samsung)
(Samsung)

Notes written on the screen can now be converted to text and saved as a Microsoft Word file, and the company confirmed the new tablet has a 10.5in Super AMOLED display.

The device can also be converted to a desktop computer-style software set-up using Samsung’s DeX programme.

However, the firm has not yet confirmed a UK price or launch date.

When it goes on sale, the flagship tablet is likely to be seen as a new rival for Apple’s flagship iPad Pro.

In June, Apple announced that for the first time it was introducing a dedicated operating system – iPadOS – for its tablets, which had used the same iOS software that runs on the iPhone.

- Press Association

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