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Galaxy Tab S5e official with crazy thin body, Bixby 2.0, and more

Samsung has just surprised everyone by announcing a new tablet. The Galaxy Tab S5e has gone official today as the thinnest Galaxy tablet yet. At 5.5mm, the Tab S5e is insanely thin for the kind of specs it packs inside. It’s also the first Samsung tablet with Bixby 2.0 and Android 9 Pie with One UI out of the box.

The front of the Tab S5e is adorned by a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display of WQXGA (2560×1600) resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio, same as the Galaxy Tab S4. The sleek body holds a 7,040 mAh battery that is good for up to 14.5 hours of usage on a single charge. Yes, the battery on the S5e is smaller than the S4’s, but given the difference in thickness between the two (the Tab S4 was 7.1mm), it’s not something one can complain about.

The Galaxy Tab S5e is also similar to the Galaxy Tab S4 and S3 on the audio front. It gets four speakers tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos support, and the sound output can adapt to how you’re holding the tablet. The tablet also comes with a fingerprint sensor embedded into the power button, but it misses out on an iris sensor. That shouldn’t be surprising, as the iris sensor won’t be available on the Galaxy S10, either.

Under the hood, Samsung says there’s an octa-core processor with two cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The chipset is a Snapdragon 670, making the Tab S5e the first to be powered by that chipset in Samsung’s lineup. RAM options include 4GB and 6GB, with 64GB and 128GB internal storage respectively. The Galaxy Tab S5e also gets 13-megapixel and 8-megapixel front and rear cameras, with support for 4K video recording at 30 frames per second on the rear camera.

The Galaxy Tab S5e is rather lightweight as well at 400 grams, at least for the Wi-Fi variant. And yes, Samsung hasn’t forgotten about the productivity freaks. The Tab S5e’s accessories include a Book Cover Keyboard, a charging dock, a slim cover, and a Book cover. There doesn’t seem to be an S Pen this time around, which may be why Samsung has tacked on the ‘e’ to the tablet’s name.

In fact, that ‘e’ in the name suggests we could see Samsung release a Galaxy Tab S5 and Galaxy Tab S5+ later on, similar to the Galaxy S10. It’s pure speculation on our part, but it’s certainly plausible. For now, though, it’s just the Tab S5e, and its release is set for sometime after March. Initial launch will be in the US and Germany in silver, gold, and black color options, and more availability details should make their way online as we get closer to the release date.

What do you think about the Galaxy Tab S5e?

  • Model: SM-T720
  • Dimensions: 245.0 x 160.0 x 5.5mm
  • Display: 10.5” (266.7mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
  • Camera: 13 MP, CMOS
  • Model: SM-T725
  • Dimensions: 245.0 x 160.0 x 5.5mm
  • Display: 10.5” (266.7mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
  • Camera: 13 MP, CMOS

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TheSparda
TheSparda

Welp, another galaxy tab with weak specs and an uninspired design…

ironbat
ironbat

Looks stunning…. samsung should have opted for top end processor

Yousef206
Yousef206

It is a mid range tablet priced at 399$

mmmfreegoo
mmmfreegoo

Got an original Tab S 10.5 I wanted to replaced. Was excited to do it with this… but no headphone jack? There really isn’t any excuse on a device of this size

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Oh dear!!! I’m basically in shock. What’s wrong with Samsung? What’s the point of bringing either tablets now especially the 10.1 2019? What a waste of gorgeous amoled panel on the tab S5e (no headphone jack either? 🙄) which Samsung can sell or use on better phones or a proper Tab S5.
It would be a lot better to lower the price of the Tab S4 by £/€/$ 100.

phax
phax

IMHO totally useless for consumers considering the S4 and differences… What I was hoping and waiting for is an S5 with 11″ at 2/3 display ratio – like the iPad pro 11. THAT would be interesting. Yes, there are people who would use a tablet for something else than watching videos…. even in the Android camp – if someone built them. Also, light is good, but thin for the sake of thin may not be. Last, considering my usage habits and others I know, I think dropping headphone jack is actually a lot worse move on a tablet than on… Read more »

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

Oh, and no headphone jack. *facepalm*

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

Smaller battery so it becomes useless earlier due to normal battery wear? Honestly, at this point I don’t know what else to think. I doubt users are really shouting for thinner devices.

Pini Weiss
Pini Weiss

It’s powered by the Snapdragon 670 SoC

fcaroll
fcaroll

I’m looking forward to see the bend test of this Tab to see how it behaves compared to the ipad pro (which does not uhm perform very well lol)