Refreshed Galaxy Tab S6 Lite marches toward its launch

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Samsung plans to add a new mid-range model to its Android tablet lineup soon. Evidence suggests the company will re-release the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, likely with a newer processor and software. Ideally, the device should be called the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2024), though there are rumors that it might be called the Galaxy Tab S9 FE. Amid this uncertainty, the refreshed tablet is making its way through certification processes globally.

Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2024) certified by the FCC, BIS, and UL

Over the past few days, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2024) has popped up on the official websites of several certification agencies around the world. The folks at 91Mobiles spotted the device on the FCC (USA), UL (Denmark), and BIS (India) databases. This comes shortly after the Global Certification Forum certified the tablet. We have also previously seen the device on benchmarking platform Geekbench.

Unfortunately, none of these listings feature its name. We only have the model numbers SM-P620 and SM-P625, which correspond to the Wi-Fi and cellular (4G) versions of the tablet, respectively. Rumors suggest there will also be a 5G version with the model number SM-P627. Based on this data, the upcoming Samsung tablet is likely to be called the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2024).

If you recall, the original Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2020) had model numbers SM-P610 and SM-P615. Samsung launched a refreshed version in 2022 with identifiers SM-P613 and SM-P619. It arrived with a newer chipset and Android 12 out of the box (the original model had Android 10). Everything else remained unchanged. We might see Samsung do something similar with the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2024).

That said, certifications show the new tablet has Bluetooth 5.3. That’s an upgrade from Bluetooth 5.0 on the 2020 and 2022 versions of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. Unfortunately, Samsung appears to have still limited the device to Wi-Fi 5. No Wi-Fi 6 here, let alone Wi-Fi 6E or 7. Its batter capacity and charging speed may also remain unchanged at 7,040mAh and 15W, respectively.

Android 14 out of the box

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2024) is expected to run Android 14 out of the box, with One UI 6.1 on top. We have seen the device with Samsung’s Exynos 1280 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The FCC has also confirmed S Pen support and hinted at an unchanged 10.4-inch LCD panel. It shouldn’t be long before the Korean behemoth officially takes wraps off the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2024) or Galaxy Tab S9 FE, whatever it is called.