Know the 5 Differences between Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Tab S7
Do you remember when many people had smartphones and tablets at the same time? At that time, even, one did not have enough of one smart device. It was then that many tablets were produced to the market. Tablets are also widely chosen because they offer a larger screen but are still comfortable to carry
Unfortunately, over time, as smartphones got smarter, and screens got wider, the popularity of tablets declined. Especially when the smartphone screen comes with a ratio of more than 16:9, some are 18:9, some are 19:9. There’s even more.
With a longer ratio, making the smartphone screen wide. In effect, nowadays, most smartphones come with 6 to 7 inch screens. At times like this, the tablet seemed not really needed. And many tablet manufacturers end up selling tablets no more.
But it’s a different story with Samsung. Samsung is one of the manufacturers that consistently presents the latest tablets every year. Manufacturers from South Korea are so aggressively presenting attractive tablets. And many people are also looking for this tablet from Samsung because the quality has been tested.
One of the interesting Samsung tablets is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. This tablet is officially present in Indonesia in 2022. The specifications offered by this tablet are classified as top class, so this tablet is a tablet that you can rely on for work or playing games.
In 2022, Samsung also presents the successor of the Galaxy Tab S6, namely the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. This tablet is officially present in Indonesia together with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus. But in this discussion, what will be discussed is the Galaxy Tab S7 to see the difference with the Galaxy Tab S6.
Before starting the discussion, let’s look at the specifications offered by the following Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Tab S7.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Specifications
|Screen||Super AMOLED 10.5 inch|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
13 MP (wide)
5 MP (ultrawide)
|Battery||Li-Po 7040 mAh|
|Price At Release||IDR 11,999,000|
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Specifications
|Screen||PLS 11 inch TFT|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+|
13 MP (wide)
5 MP (ultrawide)
|Battery||Li-Po 8000 mAh|
|Price At Release||IDR 13,000,000|
Difference between Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and Tab S7
After knowing the specifications of the Galaxy Tab S6 and Tab S7, then let’s examine the differences in specifications between these two tablets.
1. Body Dimension
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and Tab S7 come with wide screen dimensions. However, they both have different dimensions. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 comes with dimensions of 244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm and weighs 420 grams. While the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 comes with dimensions of 253.8 x 165.3 x 6.3 mm and weighs 498 grams.
From the dimensions, it is clear that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is slightly heavier and thicker in size than the Galaxy Tab S6. However, these two tablets both come with an aluminum body design. The frame used also uses aluminum. While on the front, pinned a layer of glass.
2. AMOLED vs IPS screen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 have differences in the screen sector. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 comes with a 10.5-inch screen. This screen carries a Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels. This screen has a density of 287 ppi.
While the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 only comes with an 11-inch screen dimension with a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels and a screen density of 274 ppi. Slightly wider than the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. Unfortunately, the screen panel used is only IPS.
But wait! Although the display panel is IPS, the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 already supports HDR10+, a feature found in many high-end phones. In addition, the screen also supports refresh rate 120 Hz.
With these features, it is clear that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 screen is superior. Especially if this tablet is used to enjoy video content or to play games. While the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 excels in terms of display thanks to AMOLED which gives a darker black effect and has an effect on power efficiency compared to IPS.
3. Chipset Difference
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 both offer high-end Snapdragon chipsets. The difference is, the Snapdragon chipset used is of a different generation. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 uses Snapdragon 855 which is built with 7 nm fabrication. While the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 comes with Snapdragon 865+ which is built with 7 nm+ fabrication.
Snapdragon 855 itself is a chipset in which there are three clusters. The first cluster is four Kryo 485 cores clocked at 1.78 GHz for power saving. The second, is the 3 core Kryo 485 with a speed of 2.42 GHz for performance. And the last one is a Kryo 485 core prime 2.84 GHz for faster performance.
The Snapdragon 865+ also has three clusters. The first cluster is four Kryo 585 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz for power saving. The second, is a 3 core Kryo 585 with a speed of 2.42 GHz for performance. And the last one is a Kryo 585 3.9 GHz single core prime for faster performance.
Judging from these specifications, it is clear that the performance of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is better. Although in fact, the performance of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is also not bad and is still top class.
4. Batteries and Technology
Because it offers different screen dimensions, this obviously affects the battery capacity used by both tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 comes with a 7,040 mAh battery. For the Tab S7, the battery capacity is 8,000 mAh.
Both tablets support fast charging technology. The difference is, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 already supports 45W fast charging. While the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 only supports 15W fast charging.
From the specifications given, it is clear that the Galaxy Tab S6 is still losing. Battery life could probably be more efficient thanks to the AMOLED display and just refresh rate 60 Hz. But charging time is another matter. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is definitely more attractive because it offers faster charging which is certainly useful for those who are really busy.
5. Fingerprint Sensor Position
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 both offer a fingerprint biometric sensor. It’s just that both apply technology and the position of the fingerprint sensor that provides a different experience to its users.
Because it offers an AMOLED screen, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 uses under-display fingerprint charging technology. This technology is increasingly being used when the phone comes with AMOLED panels.
While the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 does not use AMOLED. The screen panel used is IPS. Therefore, the fingerprint sensor on this tablet is not under the screen, but on the side.
In addition to the five differences above, there are also other differences that are quite minor. An example is USB Type-C technology. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 already uses type 3.2 which is better than the type 3.1 on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6.
In addition, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 comes with a stylus pen or S Pen which is more precise when compared to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 stylus pen. Because the S Pen on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 has a latency of 9 ms which makes the user feel like writing on paper. Compare with the S Pen Tab S6 which has a latency of 26 ms.
Judging by the difference in specifications, it is clear that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is more worthy of being chosen. Especially if you look at the prices of these two tablets, which are both priced at around Rp. 12 million. With a newer processor and better technology, choosing to buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is the right choice.