Will Galaxy Tab S6 Lite receive One UI 6 (Android 14)?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a midrange tablet with various marvelous features. The tablet has been popular among Samsung users since its release in 2020. It features a 10.4-inch display and is powered by an Exynos 9611 processor. The device received several updates over the past few years, including security and major Android OS updates.

With the recent update of Android 13 and One UI 5, Galaxy Tab S6 lite users may wonder if their device will receive the next major update, One UI 6, based on Android 14. This article will explore the possibility of Galaxy Tab S6 Lite receiving the next major update or staying with the One UI 5.

Introduction to Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Let’s briefly recap the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Specs and its update history in detail.

Specification:

  • Display: Galaxy Tab S6 Lite comes with a 10.4-inch TFT(Thin Film Transistor) LCD screen with a resolution of 1200 x 2000 pixels.
  • Processor: It is powered by a powerful Exynos 9611 with an octa-core chipset(4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • RAM & Storage Capacity: It comes with two variants of internal capacity, 64GB or 128 GB, with a RAM of 4GB
  • Camera:
    • Rear: 8-megapixel camera
    • Front Camera: 5-megapixel camera
  • Battery: 7,040mAh battery with support for fast charging

Looking at the specs, we can say Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a capable device for daily use for browsing the web, watching movies, and playing games. It also comes with a Stylus, making it a perfect device for drawing and note-taking.

Just look at the backup power Samsung provides to this elegant tablet. Moreover, enough power and the togetherness of the Octa-core chipset and 4GB RAM ensure the device runs smoothly and easily handles multitasking.

In addition to that, the expandable storage and quad speakers make it an excellent device for media consumption.

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Update History:

Being a budget-friendly phone, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has run through several updates since its launch in April 2020. Among its updates, Samsung provides Major Software updates and Security patch updates.

The device initially runs on Android 10 and Samsung’s One UI 2.1 Out of the box. Soon after its launch, the device has gone through various updates from Android 10 to 11 to 12 in over two years.

The Galaxy S6 Lite Tablet received Android 11 with One UI 3.0 in May 2021. With the upgrade, the S6 lite tablet was revamped with notable improvements like- Enhanced Quick Pannel, Improved performances, Improved keyboard, Better permission management, etc.

In February 2022, S6 Lite upgraded to One UI 4.1.1 with Android 12,  which added new features to the device. The firmware update brought features like Private Share, an eye comfort shield, and the ability to remove GPS Location data from photos. Additionally, it receives the Android 12 update in the same month and further supports features like Material You design, adaptive battery, and improved privacy settings.

The Tablet S6 Lite was updated to Android 13 Base on One UI 5.0 on January 2023. This update brought additional features like running up to three apps simultaneously in split screen mode, improved dark mode, and performance enhancements.

Apart from the Major Software Updates, Galaxy S6 Lite also receives timely security patches for fixing bugs and improving security.

Galaxy Tab S6 Lite One UI 6 Update Status

Samsung recently committed to its users to extend its Software and security update policy for an additional year. This means a few selected Samsung devices will be able to receive the latest One UI 6 Update. Unfortunately, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is not on the list.

Samsung began rolling out the One UI 6 stable update based on Android 14 starting on October 30th. In a blog post, the company shared a list of eligible devices set to receive the update. However, the Galaxy Tab S6 series was not mentioned as being included.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a decent device that offers quality features. As per the software update policy, it is incompatible with the One UI 6 based on Android 14. Nonetheless, Samsung Tab S6 Lite users can continue to enjoy the features and functionality of their devices with the One UI 5.0.

With a passion for technology and a keen eye for detail in Samsung Products, Manajit's writing is always well-researched and easy to understand. When Manajit is not busy writing, he can be found sketching cartoons. Email: manajit8@gmail.com (Follow on X/Twitter)

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