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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S5e is the lightest and thinest

by on18 February 2019

$399 and a bit better than the $649 Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

While Apple has been following a policy of charging more for similar technology, Samsung appears to have been going the other way and is offering tech which in some ways beats its flagship and is much cheaper.

The new 10.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is hitting the streets at $399 and it is more affordable than the flagship $649 Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. However it has some really cool things which make the flagship - and the Apple rival - look rather outdated.

The Tab S5e has the thinnest and lightest metal unibody of any Galaxy Tab, measuring 5.5mm thin and weighing just 400 grams — even compared to the 11-inch iPad Pro at 5.9mm thick and 468 grams, the Tab S5e is both lighter and thinner.

The press release says that space has been maximised with the Tab S5e’s massive 81.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Tab S4 has a 79 percent ratio. It is also close to the 11-inch iPad Pro’s ~82.9 percent screen-to-body ratio.

Samsung’s Tab S5e is a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED device with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1600 resolution, while its octa-core Snapdragon 670 processor should provide solid mid-range performance. Samsung’s also promising up to 14.5 hours of battery life.

Last modified on 18 February 2019
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