Is Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 waterproof tablet in 2019?

Samsung is known for making some great tablet devices for those who need a bigger screen to complete their tasks. A great tablet is a need of every businessman or a marketer. Since the market is moving towards fully functional mobile devices, tablets are still a thing. Recently Samsung has launched Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 which is for customers who want the best specs and a bigger screen. here is no much competition in the tablet market since the only competitor is the iPad from Apple. But considering the price point of the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, customers are expecting waterproof protection. So, to clear that doubt, today we will conduct Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 waterproof test.

Tablets are very useful when it comes to business or creative use. You can draw stuff, present ideas and create new things. This is why the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is packed with powerful hardware and impressive specs. However, customers want to know whether this new tablet by Samsung will survive underwater? Well, this is something we will find out today in this post. We will conduct our very own Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 waterproof test to find out whether it can survive underwater or not.

Is Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 waterproof tablet in 2019?

Is Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 waterproof tablet in 2019?

We haven’t seen much tablets this year which comes with an official IP68 waterproof protection. Even the latest iPad doesn’t come with fully protected waterproof ratings.

A waterproof Tablet is something which can sustain itself underwater for some time without getting any damage. With a waterproof tablet, you can also enjoy some extra features such as underwater photography, make a presentation while swimming and much more.

But according to the official Samsung records, this tablet is not rated IP68 waterproof. So technically it not officially waterproof. However, there are still chances that it might be dustproof and splashproof. So we are going to test that real quick.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Waterproof & Dustproof Test

Since the official website doesn’t contain any reliable info about the device waterproofing capabilities, so we are going to conduct our own test. Get ready for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 waterproof test. But before that, have a look at device specifications:

Device Name Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
Screen  10.5 inch, 1600 x 2560 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM/ROM 6 GB | 128 GB
Battery 7040 mAh
Primary Camera 13 MP + 5 MP Dual Primary Cameras
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This test is purely based on individual/team observation. This test will only give an idea of whether a device is waterproof or not. We recommend users not to try this test at home, as it might damage your device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Splashproof Test

In this waterproof test, we are going to put the device in artificial rain condition. It will mimic the condition of an accidental water splash. This test will give us a rough idea of whether the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is splashproof or not.

Camera works
Screen works
Speaker working fine

After conducting this test, we can say that this tab is surprisingly splashproof to come extent. So you don’t have to worry when you accidently spil your coffe or juice over it while sitting in a meeting. However it’s not officially waterproof, so take proper care while sitting near water ponds, lakes, beaches and swimming pool.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Dustproof Test

In our dustproof test, we will keep the device in a sandy environment with lots of grain and sand particles with a running fan around it. This situation mimics dust storms and will check how the device holds in such conditions.

Camera works
Headphone jack works
I/O ports Little dust, but ports still work fine

As you can see from the test results above that the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is fully dustproof. This is because it doesn’t have any moving mechanical parts like pop up camera etc.

Users are recommended:

Since the tablet is not fully waterproof, here are some precautions you should take to avoid any water damage:

  • Not to take underwater photos with the devices
  • Don’t make or receive calls in rain or while taking a shower
  • Not to take underwater selfies etc.

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