Samsung Unveils The World's First 5G Tablet, But It's Only Coming to Korea (For Now)

A blog post shared yesterday on Samsung U.S.'s corporate newsroom website reveals the company's plan to roll out 5G to more devices. Over 6.7 million Galaxy smartphones with 5G shipped in 2019, which is no small feat considering how new the technology is. As a result, Samsung is keen to get more 5G-enabled devices out of the door, and it's expanding that range to include devices other than smartphones, too.

One such device is the Galaxy Tab S6 5G – but so far its release has only been listed for Korea. It'll be launching there in the first quarter of 2020 (so sometime in the next three months), and will be the world's first 5G tablet. Presumably, the tablet will offer similar specs and functionality to the existing Galaxy Tab S6, just with the addition of 5G.

The S6, which starts at $999, packs in a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 10.5 inch screen with a 2560x1600 resolution that supports HDR10+. It's a nice bit of kit, and adding 5G support into the mix makes it even more appealing.

However, exactly when we'll see the Galaxy Tab S6 5G release in the UK remains to be seen. It's more than likely that this – or another 5G tablet from Samsung – will reach our shores at some point, but it may not be until much later following the initial launch in Korea.

Samsung has not made any announcements concerning the price, but it's likely to be considerably more than the OG S6. Fingers crossed we'll find out more about Samsung's next plans for supporting 5G at CES next week. [Techradar]


This post originally appeared on Gizmodo UK, which is gobbling up the news in a different timezone.

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