Samsung is not going to wait for the MWC 2019 and unveils the new Galaxy Tab S5e, a next-generation tablet that does not upset the excellent and appreciated Galaxy Tab S4 seen last year, but with some interesting news. Let’s say that the hardware is more or less unchanged, with some minor adjustments that make it certainly more attractive and an even more refined design.
It has a 5.5 mm thick metal frame (1.5 mm less than Tab S4), 10.5-inch edge-to-edge display and thin frames up to 81.8% screen-to-body ratio. The panel has maintained the same resolution and technology, so we are talking about a Super AMOLED display with WQXGA resolution.
Also important to note the weight reduction, as well as being thinner we are now in the around 400 grams, so 82g less than its predecessor that boasts a little more capacious battery: 7040mAh for Tab S5e and 7300mAh for Tab S4. The new 64-bit octa-core SoC should ensure better energy management and therefore expect unchanged battery life.
The other big news for Android 9 Pie, and obviously there is also DeX support as well as four AKG speakers with Dolby Atmos support for a more complete multimedia experience. There is no 3.5mm audio jack, but we will find the USB-C adapter in the box.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Price and Availability
The tablet will be available in the second quarter of 2019 in two versions: the affordable one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and a top with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, prices starting at $399. The table comes in Silver, Black and Gold colors.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Specifications
- Display: 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with WQXGA (2560×1600) resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, 287ppi pixel per density
- CPU: Snapdragon 670 octa-core 64-bit SoC (2 2.0GHz and 6 1.7GHz)
- RAM: 4GB / 6G
- Storage: 64GB / 128GB, 4×4 MIMO (expandable up to 512 GB)
- Ports: USB 3.1 Type-C, POGO Pin
- Cameras: 13MP Rear, 8MP Front cameras
- Connectivity: 4G LTE Cat. 16, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, VHT80 MIMO, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
- Dimensions: 245.0 x 160.0 x 5.5 mm
- Weight: 400 grams (WiFi only), 483 grams (LTE)
- Battery: 7040mAh with quick charge support
- OS: Android 9 Pie
- Audio: 4 1.2W AKG speaker with Dolby Atmos
- Accessories (not included): Book cover Keyboard, POGO charging dock, Slim cover and Book cover