Samsung has quietly come out with another 2022 edition of a 2020 device – the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite slate has been freshened up and is up on Amazon Italy, accepting pre-orders. Shipments and sales will begin on May 23.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2022)
Comparing the spec sheets of the original and of the 2022 edition, two major things stick out. First is the Android version you get out of the box – the new slate comes with Android 12 instead of 10. The second is the chipset, as a Snapdragon 720G (8nm) replaces the Exynos 9611 (10nm). This means a higher CPU and GPU performance compared to the original.
The original S6 Lite was updated to Android 12 a couple of months ago and is eligible for one more update (and a year of security patches after that). That said, given the relatively old hardware, it’s not clear what kind of update schedule the 2022 edition can expect.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2022 edition) highlights
The other thing we noticed is the price – the 4/64GB model costs €400, which is €20 more than the original did two years ago (that could be a variation in regional pricing). Also, we’re not seeing a 128GB version nor an LTE version, though that may be because the slate just launched and stores are still updating their online inventory (the 2022 edition doesn’t show up on Samsung Italy yet).
The contents of the retail package include an S Pen and a charger
The rest is the same. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2022) has a 10.4” LCD with 2,000 x 1,200px resolution, which supports the included S Pen. It is powered by a Snapdragon 720G chipset (with 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage and a microSD slot) and a 7,040mAh battery. There is a pair of AKG-tuned speakers with Dolby Atmos support and a 3.5mm jack. Check out our hands-on review of the original for more details, just keep in mind that the software is now Android 12 with One UI 4.0.