The Galaxy Tab S6 isn't just an excellent tablet, but it also solves some of Android's limitations with DeX mode, a desktop-like interface that supports up to 20 windowed apps at once. Also making the Galaxy Tab S6 a viable laptop alternative is the new keyboard, which now has a touchpad. As expected, Samsung nailed the hardware; The Galaxy Tab S6 has a gorgeous 10.5-inch display surrounded by slim bezels, fast performance and an included S Pen.
Read our full Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 review.
|Best Samsung Tablets|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S6||Best Samsung Tablet Overall||4.0 out of 5|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (8-inch)||Best 8-inch Samsung Tablet||3.5 out of 5|
|Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch)||Best 2-in-1||3.5 out of 5|
|Galaxy Tab S5e||New and Notable||N/A|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab E (9.6-inch)||New and Notable||N/A|
With its stunning Super AMOLED display and stylish, svelte design, the S2 8.0-inch may be similar to Samsung's 9.7-inch tablet, but this 8-inch tablet is much easier to keep in the palm of your hand. Its soft-touch back offers a good grip, so you're less likely to drop this slate. The S2 also has an excellent 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, which shoots crisp photos that we found to be accurate with true-to-life color.
Read our full Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (8-inch) review.
Samsung's 12-inch Galaxy Book is a Windows 10-based tablet that wowed us with its vivid Super AMOLED display. Making matters better for the panel, it also supports HDR video content, which offers a wider, richer range of colors. It also packs Samsung's S Pen, which makes it easy to open proprietary apps for note-taking and screenshot annotating. So while Apple's new iPad Pros may offer powerful processors, this detachable 2-in-1 earns our respect as one of the best Samsung tablets with its desktop operating system that isn't hampered by the limitations of iOS.
Read our full Samsung Galaxy Book (12-inch) review.
The $399 Galaxy Tab S5e is Samsung's thinnest 10.5-inch tablet ever, with a 5.5mm-thin, 14-ounce design that should make it a great travel companion. The Tab S5e packs quad Dolby Atmos speakers and a rich 2560 x 1600 display for immersive entertainment, and its 64-bit processor and Book Cover keyboard support seem ideal for serious multitasking. Plus, you can use this slate to control your SmartThings smart home devices, complete with Bixby voice support. Frustratingly, though, reports are emerging that the S5e's got its own 'Antennagate' issue, where it will drop Wi-Fi if you hold it wrong.
Read our full Galaxy Tab S5e preview.
It's not hard to see the 9.6-inch Tab E becoming the next best Samsung tablet when it drops later this year. It's the most affordable slate Samsung sells but it still offers a decent set of features. Its 9.7-inch display is big enough to stream video at an OK resolution. Parents will be relieved to know that Samsung didn't forget about younger users, as this slate offers Kids Mode to limit their usage to safe, child-friendly content.
Read our full Galaxy Tab E (9.6-inch) preview.
Apple's iPad Pro may be the best high-end tablet, but Samsung's refusing to surrender the chance to compete. Its new Galaxy Tab S6 is a productivity-first slate with an optional keyboard that packs a touchpad -- something we wish Apple would figure out already. It will join the Galaxy Tab S5e, the company's thinnest 10.5-inch tablet ever. Check out our Galaxy Tab S6 vs iPad Pro face-off to see which slate you should buy.
Samsung's giving away a total of $40,000 in a contest with the design publication Dezeen, where entrants will help the tech giant design its next tablets, phones and wearables. These slates offer big, bright screens that make your favorite shows on YouTube TV look fantastic, and allow you to clearly see your creations come to life in Adobe Photoshop Sketch. Productivity on Android is pretty easy too, with apps such as Google Docs and Microsoft Office.