Samsung unveils its thinnest, lightest tablet ever

Samsung unveils its thinnest, lightest tablet ever

The new Samsung tablet will be offered via the official Samsung e-shop and major retailers. Too bad even for the absence of the audio jack for headphones.

The shortest way to describe the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is this: 10.5” Super AMOLED screen, 5.5mm thickness, $400.

On the processor side, it comes with Snapdragon 670 Octa-core processor which is suitable for performance and power consumption on portable devices.

It has a 13MP primary camera on its back and an 8MP selfie camera. Surprisingly, the device boots latest Android 9 Pie out of the box. Every purchase comes with a free 4-month subscription to YouTube Premium and a free 3-month subscription to Spotify Premium for new members only. It's a feature that will be exclusive to S5e at the moment, but allows Samsung account holders to link their Galaxy smartphone up with the tablet to take and receive calls and SMS, so long as both devices are connected to the internet - however, functionality may be limited per carrier.


The Wi-Fi model of the tablet will be available sometime before July, with LTE models following later in the year. Additionally, the tablet packs dual speakers with Dolby Atmos support and can connect with an external keyboard via the pogo pin port. It also has Samsung DeX in case you want to use it as a desktop PC. The WiFi-only model starts at $399.99 (roughly Rs. 28,500) and will be released first in Q2 2019. This hints that the new tablet will be soon be followed by a Tab S5 with the full beans - a launch alongside the new Galaxy S10 range at MWC19 perhaps? The 10.5-inch display on the device is surrounded by thin bezels, giving it a screen-to-body ratio of 81.8%.

You get the option of 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage which supports expansion up to 512GB via microSD card.

The Tab S5e is nearly identical to the Tab S4 with a 10.5-inch 2560×1600 OLED. It switches to a 10.1” LCD with 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and two Dolby Atmos speakers. It packs a 6150mAh battery and comes in black, silver, and gold too. There's also a 7,040mAh battery, 64GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM. The price of Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is set at €210 (~Rs 17,000) and €270 (Rs 22,000) for Wi-Fi and LTE variants respectively. On the other hand, sales of the affordable Tab A 10.1 will commence starting April 5 in Germany. Samsung Electronics Australia can confirm that the new tablet will be available in Australia, with local pricing and availability to be confirmed closer to local launch.

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