Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is a lightweight tablet with 10.5-inch AMOLED display

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is a lightweight tablet with 10.5-inch AMOLED display

Tablets are viewed as the red-headed stepchild of the Android ecosystem. Many OEMs have abandoned the form factor completely and it seems even Google is trying to transition to Chrome OS for tablets. Samsung is one OEM that keeps pumping out these devices, but they tend to be a bit repetitive. However, the (previously rumored) Galaxy Tab S5e aims to shake things up.

While a lot of Samsung’s tablets have a focus on productivity, the Galaxy Tab S5e is being touted as an entertainment device. It has the thinnest and lightest unibody metal design of any Galaxy tablet, which makes it perfect for lounging around with. The display is 10.5-inches with thin bezels on all four sides, so it’s not as big as other 10-inch tablets on the market.

Speaking of the display, the Galaxy Tab S5e has a Super AMOLED display. We’ve seen Samsung skimp on the display on previous affordable tablets, so we’re glad to see AMOLED here. The resolution is 2560×1600 and it has a 16:10 aspect ratio. The tablet also comes equipped with AKG-tuned quad surround sound speakers, which further emphasizes the media consumption focus.

Priced at $399, the Galaxy Tab S5e is one of Samsung’s cheaper tablets. The one area where they made some sacrifices is performance. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 670 SoC and 4GB RAM/64GB storage. There will be a 6GB RAM/128GB storage model available at a later date. The beefy 7,040 mAh battery should be more than enough for a Netflix-heavy day of streaming.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e will be available in the second quarter of 2019 for $399 in black, silver, and gold. The upgraded RAM/storage model and a cellular model will be available later, though pricing is unknown at this time. Are you interested in this new Samsung tablet?

SPECSGalaxy Tab S5e
DISPLAY10.5-inch WQXGA Super AMOLED
CHIPSET64bit Octa-core Snapdragon 670 processor (2×2.0 GHz & 6×1.7 GHz)
MEMORY / STORAGE4GB + 64GB or 6GB + 128GB,
microSD up to 512GB
CAMERARear: 13MP
Front: 8MP
PORTUSB3.1 (Type C), POGO
Type-C headset connector Provided
SENSORSAccelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITYWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0
GPSGPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
DIMENSION, WEIGHT245.0 x 160.0 x 5.5mm
400g
BATTERY7,040mAh, Fast Charging
OS / UPGRADEAndroid Pie
ACCESSORIESBook cover Keyboard, POGO Charging Dock, Slim cover, Book cover (not included)
VIDEORecording: UHD 4K (3840×2160) @ 30fps
Playback: UHD 4K (3840×2160) @ 60fps
AUDIO4 speakers sound by AKG, Dolby Atmos

Source: Samsung

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.