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Samsung to launch new 5G tablet this week

Jan 30,2020
Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it will release a 5G tablet in Korea this week.

The Galaxy Tab S6 5G, the world’s first 5G tablet, will go on sale for 999,900 won ($850) in the domestic market on Thursday, the company said.

The company has yet to unveil a launch schedule for the product outside its home turf.

The tablet weighs 420 grams (1 pound), comes with a 10.5-inch Super Amoled display and AKG-tuned quad speakers and supports the smart S pen. The model sold in Korea will have 128 gigabytes of storage.

Samsung has been working to expand its 5G portfolio to lead the global market. The company currently sells Galaxy 5G devices that include the Galaxy S10 5G, Note 10 5G and A90 5G smartphones.

In 2019, Samsung was the No. 2 player in the global 5G smartphone market, according to data from market researcher Strategy Analytics. It commanded a 35.8 percent market share.