Samsung is launching a brand new Android tablet ahead of its big Unpacked event next week. The company is announcing a bunch of new products next week, and so it’s announcing this tablet ahead of all the upcoming news.
The new Galaxy Tab S5e is Samsung’s latest stab at making an affordable but arguably premium Android tablet to compete with some of the lower end iPads. The device features a thin 5.5mm design, weighing only 400 grams. The 10.5-inch display on the device is surrounded by thin bezels, giving it a screen-to-body ratio of 81.8%.
The device has a 13MP camera on the back, as well as an 8MP front camera. It’s powered by a 64-bit octa-core processor and promises to offer up to 14.5 hours of battery life.
On the software side of things, the device is powered by Android Pie out of the box. And Samsung is bringing Bixby 2.0 to its Android tablet for the first time. Bixby 2.0 apparently offers “a smarter and more convenient way to interact with your device, and serves as an ideal hub to control your connected home device”.
Samsung is also offering 4 months of YouTube Premium for free for up to 4 months with the Tab S5e, as well as 3 months of free Spotify Premium for new members. The device comes with sound by Samsung’s AKG and Dolby Atmos integration, so the Spotify Premium ties in nicely here.
The Galaxy Tab S5e will be available from the second half of 2019 starting at $399. Comes in Silver, Black, and Gold.