At the Samsung media event today, they officially launched the much anticipated Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ mobile phones and introduced their next-in-line offerings in the form of the Galaxy Tab S6 and Watch Active2.
The Galaxy Tab S6 is geared towards the creatives, though casual users looking for a device that can handle great visuals, taking photos and videos and lots of multitasking for work or school could easily benefit from it too.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Watch Active2 is for the health-conscious. It comes equipped with a great range of functions for different needs like measuring your blood pressure and tracking your workouts.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 offers a great platform to use the multitasking function with its 10.5-inch super AMOLED display screen. Interestingly, it is slightly bigger than the S5e, measuring at 5.7mm thick and weighs 20g heavier at 420g. It uses a 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor and is available in 2 colours: Mountain Gray and Rose Blush.
The device comes with Samsung’s first dual camera with Ultra Wide camera on a tablet, allowing you to see with a 123-degree field of view.
Like the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+, you can use the S Pen on the Tab S6 with all its features like acting as a remote control to take pictures and videos or control multimedia content.
While watching videos, you can jot down notes on the same screen and later convert handwritten Samsung Notes into readable text. You can even easily export them to formats like Microsoft Word.
Prices and availability
Galaxy Tab S6 Wi-Fi (128GB): $998
Galaxy Tab S6 (128GB): $1,098
Galaxy Tab S6 (256GB): $1,298
Availability: From 24 August 2019
The Galaxy Watch Active2
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 comes in two styles: lightweight aluminum with a Fluoroelastomer (FKM) Band (see above) and stainless steel with a leather strap (see below).
Unlike the Tab S6, we weren’t able to try out the Galaxy Watch Active2 as it wasn’t available this time. But the Samsung team did talk about its new features and the most interesting about the smartwatches are the wellness goals support and real-time translation feature that’s powered by Google.
Singaporeans are indeed becoming more and more health conscious, as mentioned during the media event. So with the Active 2, you can receive more guide in your journey to better health with the updated Running Coach. You can monitor your running pace in real time and get insights faster to make full use of your fitness routine. It even measures your stress levels using Samsung Health and offers guided meditation programmes from the Calm app.
Besides that, the smartwatch has become a lot more connected and interactive with the apps you use, allowing you to make and receive calls straight from the watch itself, reply or like a tweet and even watch a short video. These are great essentials for people constantly on the go.
And speaking of keeping things mobile-friendly, travelling to foreign countries that don’t speak your language may not be so daunting anymore because the Active2 also supports real-time voice and text translations in over 16 languages. How awesome is that?
Collaboration with Under Armour
Besides the aluminum and stainless steel styles, the Galaxy Watch Active2 will be rocking an exclusive Under Armour design that’s made for runners. The smartwatch comes in 2 size options: 44mm with a black strap and 40mm with a gray strap. Both straps are of Fluoroelastomer (FKM) material and a breathable design for comfort and optimising performance.
The Under Armour edition tracks your runs and provides real-time coaching on your form and fitness. Using this data and from Under Armour Connected Footwear, you can get visual feedback and audio cues during your workout sessions. This helps you improve your stride, manage your pace and keep track of your personalised running goals.
This special edition also includes free MapMy Run Premium membership for 6 months so you can access training plans that you find useful.
Prices and availability
The smartwatches will be available sometime in this second half of the year. No price info yet.