Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab S2 in July 2015, a time when Android tablets still mattered, and there was much more competition. Sporting a luxurious new design based on the Galaxy S6 and a beautifully bright AMOLED display, it represented the best Android tablets had to offer. But why are we talking about it five years later? Because it just received the October 2020 security patch, and that's incredible.
Samsung just released the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, but last year's Tab S6 is still one of the best Android tablets around, thanks to its high-quality AMOLED screen and flagship-class Snapdragon chipset. It seems like Samsung is looking to clear out old inventory, as the Tab S6 has dropped to $499.99 at multiple stores.
Samsung's line of Galaxy A tablets aren't anything special, but they are cheap Android devices with full access to the Google Play Store. That makes them a tantalizing alternative to Amazon Fire tablets, which require workarounds to install the Play Store, and still have weird software quirks to deal with. Now you can get last year's Galaxy Tab A 8.0 for just $119.99, a savings of $30 over the original MSRP.
At next week's Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event, Samsung is expected to take the wraps off a total of five devices, which includes its new flagship tablet range. The Galaxy Tab S7 for 2020 is rumored to be accompanied by a bigger Plus model, and we’ve already heard a lot about the two. But the latest WinFuture report gives away nearly everything about the two slates. What’s most surprising here is that Samsung looks set to downgrade the standard model’s screen by using LCD technology instead of keeping the AMOLED from last year.
Samsung’s current flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S6, is soon turning one year old, and we could expect to see its follow-up confirmed any time in the next couple of months. But before that happens, the customary leaks and rumors have already started flowing in, giving away quite a bit about the upcoming slate. A fresh leak shares some detailed renders of the alleged Tab S7, giving us a good idea of how its design is going to be.
Samsung released the Galaxy Tab S5e last year, filling a niche that Samsung seemingly made for itself. Despite that, it's reviewed extremely well with users, and maintains the quality and build we all expect of Samsung by now. If you're in the market for a tablet, the company has made a major MSRP cut for the 128GB version.
Samsung's tablet lineup is almost as convoluted as its smartphone strategy. The Galaxy Tab S6 is at the top, with the budget Tab S5e dropping pen support and going with a cheaper processor, but leaks for a new Tab S6 Lite started popping up last month. Now the tablet is official, though pricing and availability details are still unknown.
If everyday life can be hard on your beloved Android handsets, forcing them to survive on a job site is downright torture. To give work-assigned devices a fighting chance here in the States, Samsung is bringing its ruggedized Galaxy Tab Active Pro to the U.S. workforce.
If you're on the market for a good Android tablet, Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6, which is probably one of the best ones around, is currently down to just $430 at Best Buy. This is a significant markdown for a product that was just released, as it's $300 less than the MSRP.