AT&T to offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e starting September 27th
Earlier this year, Samsung released the Galaxy Tab S5e, a serviceable tablet with specs that are a tier below those belonging to the flagship Galaxy Tab S6. The LTE version of the tablet with 64GB of storage has been available from Verizon since late July for 24 monthly payments of $19.99, $379.99 with a two-year contract and $479.99 for a straight retail purchase. Today, AT&T announced that it will also be offering the LTE version of the slate starting on Friday, September 27th.
Matching its rival, AT&T will also tag the tablet with a retail price of $479.99. But instead of paying for the device over 24 months, AT&T customers can make 30 monthly payments of $16 to pay for the Galaxy Tab S5e. The tablet is lightweight, weighing in at under one pound, and is 5.5mm thin. It sports a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1600 x 2560 resolution and a 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio.
Under the hood, you'll find the Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform along with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage. Those seeking additional storage can access the tablet's 512GB capacity microSD slot. A 13MP camera adorns the back of the Galaxy Tab S5e and there is a front-facing 8MP selfie snapper. A 7040mAh capacity battery keeps the lights on "all-day", and Android 9 Pie is pre-installed. Users can unlock the tablet using facial recognition (a less secure 2D system) or via the device's fingerprint scanner. The Galaxy Tab S5e features a Quad-speaker setup tuned by AKG, and the optional Book Cover Keyboard not only protects the tablet, but it also adds a physical QWERTY keyboard.
If you don't need the LTE connectivity, Amazon has the 64GB Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Tab S5e available for $397.99. Keep in mind that earlier this year, there were reports that the Wi-Fi version of the tablet would lose connectivity when the lower left corner of the device was held by the user. We haven't heard anything about this lately, so the hope is that Samsung was able to clear up this issue on subsequent production runs.