The Tab S6 is slinky, weighs just 420 gm despite a large 10.5-inch Super AMOLED screen. Samsung has shaved the bezels with an impressive 82.5% screen-to-body ratio. Colours are vibrant, the display (2560 x 1600 pixels) packs 287 pixels per inch (PPI). The Dolby Atmos Quad speakers add to its entertainment quotient. It’s the perfect immersive screen to play catch up on your favourite shows on a long flight. It’s geared for intense gaming too; at its heart is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB of RAM.
Battery life is another strong point. The 7080 mAh battery lasts endlessly — our tests validate Samsung’s claim of 15 hours of video playback. You’re sorted out on the storage front too — there’s 128GB of internal memory and room for a Micro SD card (up to 1TB). Samsung’s productivity credentials for the Tab S6 hinge on the optional keyboard and the S-Pen (that’s bundled along with the device), a great accessory for meetings The new scribble to text feature that can convert your notes into Word docs is extremely useful. You will want to buy Samsung’s optional keyboard, it’s one of the better keyboards designed for a tab. While the laptop style trackpad and Samsung’s DeX solution that allows a laptop-style navigation are both useful touches, the Tab S6 misses out on a dedicated tab-specific version of Android. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 works really well as a productivity device for light users and also for short bursts. (Rs 59,990)
Blaupunkt SBWL02: This soundbar is crafted in fine wood and looks good in your den or living room. The 130W soundbar with a wireless Subwoofer produces Super Bass and clear treble. It’s not just elegantly designed but delivers a Cinematic experience through Dolby Digital processing. This soundbar offers multiple connectivity options, including HDMI-ARC for a seamless pure Digital user experience. Adaptive Sound Mode — the soundbar analyses the sound signal and delivers optimised audio, is one Blaupunkt’s standout features. (Rs 19,990)
OnePlus TV: The sliding soundbar is probably our favourite feature of the new OnePlus TV, the brand’s first foray into televisions. It’s also the TV’s most distinct design element, one that’s likely to spark conversations and wow your guests. With a screen-to-body ratio of 95.7%, it’s almost bezel-less and offers a superior viewing experience. The 4K QLED display powered by Gamma Colour Magic ensures vibrant visuals. It’s built on the Android TV platform; this allows you to seamlessly connect your smartphone and access Google Play apps. Chromecast and Google Assistant are built in too, enabling you to cast images or videos effortlessly. (Rs 69,900 onwards)
(Ashwin Rajagopalan is a lifestyle writer and consumer technology expert. Catch the latest digital and tech updates in this weekly column)