Four new Galaxy Tab E-series tablets coming to the US


Unlike most, Samsung actually reported a growth in tablet sales for the last quarter, and is bent on continuing the trend, it seems, readying a refreshed Galaxy Tab E series that will eventually be sold in the US as well. The reasoning behind that claim is that four new Tab E slates have appeared listed in United Office’s database - Galaxy Tab E 8.0, E 7.0, E Lite and Galaxy Tab E Lite Kids.

A new Galaxy Tab E 8.0 made a cameo in Taiwan last week, with LTE connectivity and upgraded internals. Well, "upgraded" is a relative word here, as the E-series sits on the low-end side of Samsung's tablet portfolio. The refreshed Tab E 8.0 offers a 1280 x 800 pixels, a 1.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage plus a microSD card slot, a 5 MP rear-facing camera, and a 2 MP front-facing snapper. While the specs are nothing to write home about, Samsung placed a generous 5,000 mAh battery inside, good for 13 hours of video binging or web browsing.

The Tab 7.0 is expected to feature largely the same specs, but with 8 GB of internal memory, while the Tab E Lite should be an even more basic endeavor. The E Lite Kids could come in a more rugged housing that would protect the tablet when it gets bashed around by your toddler. As for when will the E-series become official on this side of the pond, and how much will they cost, remains a mystery so far, but we'd wager to guess they won't be very expensive.

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