A few hours after a leak revealing the design of his Galaxy Tab S5e tablet, the Samsung brand has officially revealed its product on its website. A device with a design more worked than its predecessor, marked by a thickness of only 5.5mm.
The publication of the leaker Evan Blass, this morning, she pushed the leaders of Samsung to lift the veil on his new tablet Galaxy Tab S5e earlier than expected? Because until then, almost no rumor about it had appeared on the Web. It is therefore with surprise that we are acquainted with this new product, although its design was revealed earlier in the day. Recall also that this version could be the most modest of a global offer: the suffix "e", like the Galaxy S10e, suggests that more powerful versions could point the tip of their nose.
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As presented this morning, the Galaxy Tab S5e displays a rounded-edge design, but overall uncluttered. At first glance, its borders seem to be slightly thinner than those of its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S4. At the front, a camera is placed in the center of the forehead, while the rear sensor is housed in a rounded module placed on the upper left corner of the camera.
But above all, the Galaxy Tab S5e is much less thick: 5.5 mm in total, against 7.1 mm for the Tab S4. We understand why the Korean chaebol insists on its "thinner and lighter" aspect. Teams also overcame the challenge of weight, offering a slate lighter than before: 400 grams, against 483 grams for the Tab S4.
If the design of the new Samsung tablet is attractive, what about its features? First, its processor could disappoint: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, while the Tab S4 was equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. This 2019 version also features a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED screen at 16:10 ratio, and comes in several versions in terms of internal storage and RAM: 4/64 GB or 6/128 GB, expandable up to 512 GB with a microSD card.
Its battery of 7040 mAh would offer a battery life of 14:30 according to Samsung. For comparison, the Tab S4 and its 7300 mAh battery held up to 8 hours in very intensive use, and between three and five days in moderate use, according to our tests. It will therefore try the Tab S5e to really see what it has in the stomach. Side photo, it is necessary to count on a front sensor of 8 megapixels and a rear camera of 13 megapixels.
Screen: 10.5 inches Super AMOLED, 16:10 ratio
Processor: Qualcomm Snadragon 670
Internal storage: 64 GB, 128 GB, up to 512 GB with a microSD
RAM: 4 GB, 6 GB
Rear camera: 13 megapixels
Front camera: 8 megapixels
Connectivity: USB 3.1 (Type C), POGO
Sensors: accelerometer, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, Hall effect sensor, geomagnetic sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 2.4G + 5GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0
GPS: GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
Dimensions: 245 x 160 x 5.5mm
Weight: 400 grams
Battery: 7040 mAh, fast charge
Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
Video: 4K UHD (3840×2160) recording at 30fps, 4K UHD (3840×2160) playback at 60fps
Audio: four AKB speakers, Dolby Atmos
Samsung promises a whole lot of immersive and interactive experiences. Is. But what has he really put in place to optimize the user experience? The multinational first boasts the merits of its Bixbi 2.0 assistant, integrated with its tablet, and through which you can control the connected objects of your home through the command Quick Command. The DeX mode is logically its big comeback: it will allow you to turn your tablet into a computer. Answering SMS and received calls on your phone directly from your tablet will also be in the program.
Finally, and in order to make its product more attractive at the time of its commercialization, the leader of the mobile telephony approached YouTube and Spotify within the framework of a new partnership. YouTube Premium, and all of its included services, will be freely available for the first four months of use. While a subscription offered for three months (for new members) will guarantee unlimited access to the Spotify music streaming platform.
Price and availability
Samsung did not release any official price. However, we know that the tablet Galaxy Tab S5e will land on the market from the second quarter of 2019, the United States, Germany and other countries (the Asian firm does not specify which), in three colors that are Silver, Black and Gold.