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Samsung announces Galaxy Tab S5e and Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablets

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Samsung has announced two new tablets — Galaxy Tab S5e and Galaxy Tab A 10.1.
  • Galaxy Tab S5e will be available in select markets including in Q2 2019.
  • However, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)

Samsung has expanded its tablet lineup with the launch of two new Android tablets – the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 and Galaxy Tab S5e. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is the thinnest tablet in Samsung’s portfolio at just 5.5mm and features a sleek metallic body and slim bezels that is reminiscent of the latest iPad Pro. The Galaxy Tab S5e also comes with an AMOLED display, LTE connectivity, and integrated DeX, and will hit the shelves in the second quarter of 2019. On the other hand, the affordable Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 appears to have been launched only for the German market at the time, with no official word on its wider release.

As far as the camera is concerned, the Galaxy Tab S5e comes with a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. It comes with a gigantic 7,040mAh battery that Samsung says can last up to 14.5 hours. The tablet has USB3.1 Type C, Wi-Fi 802.11 Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, pogo pin port and GPS for connectivity and it houses a bunch of sensors which includes a fingerprint sensor , a hall sensor, and RGB light sensor among others.

On the audio front, the Galaxy TabS5e has four speakers that are powered by Dolby Atmos technology. However, the most noteworthy feature of the device is that it is the presence of Samsung’s virtual digital assistant, Bixby. “As the first Samsung tablet to feature the new Bixby 2.02, the Tab S5e offers a smarter and more convenient way to interact with your device, and serves as an ideal hub to control your connected home devices,” Samsung wrote in a press release.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e comes equipped with a 10.5-inch WQXGA (2560×1600 pixel) Super AMOLED display with slim bezels, 16:10 aspect ratio, and 81.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. The tablet is powered by the Snapdragon 670 processor, paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 512GB). It has a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. The device also comes with four speakers that are backed by Dolby Atmos technology with hardware tuned by AKG, and has a USB Type-C (Gen 3.1) port and a pogo connector for using it with the keyboard that will be available separately.

Android 9 Pie handles things on the software side with additional productivity features comprising of Bixby 2.0 support, integrated DeX functionality, Quick Command, and call and message continuity for communicating using the tablet itself. The tablet also packs 7,040 mAh battery with support for fast charging.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e measures 245.0 x 160.0 x 5.5mm while tipping the scale at just 400g, and will be available in Black, Gold and silver colour options.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 price, variants
Samsung has also launched the affordable Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablet that offers a metallic build at a relatively affordable price point. The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 also comes in Wi-Fi-only and LTE models. The pricing of the tablet has been set at EUR 210 (around Rs. 17,000) for the Wi-Fi-only model and EUR 270 (around Rs. 22,000) for the LTE variant, and it will be available in Germany starting April 5, 2019. There is no word on its wider availability.

Samsung Galaxy TabA Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 comes in Black, Gold and Silver colour optionsPhoto Credit: AllAboutSamsung

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 packs a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels and 16:10 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Exynos 7904 SoC, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded further via microSD card (up to 400GB). It features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera, and draws powers from a 6,150mAh battery. Additionally, the tablet packs dual speakers with Dolby Atmos support and can connect with an external keyboard via the pogo pin port.

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