19 February 2019
The Android tablet market has been quite stagnant for the past few months. It appears that Samsung is looking to change things by launching a new tablet called the Samsung Tab S5e. While the naming scheme suggests that it is the successor to the Samsung Tab S4, in reality, it isn’t so. In fact, the Samsung Tab S5e is a mid-range counterpart which fills in the gap between the entry level Tab A series and the flagship Tab S4.
The Tab S5e is priced a lot lower than the Tb S4. Most of the features remain the same, however, the Tab S5e is priced at $399 as opposed to the Tab S4 which is being sold at $649. The Tab S5e features a 10.5-inch screen with a display resolution of 2560x1600. In addition to this, the device sports 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Tab is even available in a 6GB+128GB variant. However, that will cost $479. The Tab S5e is equipped with the same quad speakers and has the fingerprint sensor in the power button. So, how has Samsung managed to keep the price of the Tab S5e on the low while still packing in more or less the same features as that of the Samsung Tab S4?
Well, the difference lies in the processor. The Snapdragon 670 SoC powers the Tab S5e while the Tab S4 is driven by the Snapdragon 835. The other difference lies in the battery capacity with the Tab S5e having a lower capacity battery of 7040mAh. Fortunately, the Tab S5e will launch with the Android 9.0 Pie and run on Samsung’s One UI interface. The Samsung Tab S5e is expected to hit the shelves in the second quarter of 2019.