Samsung has announced a few new tablets this year, but so far, none of them have come to the United States. If you've been waiting with bated breath to buy a mid-range Android tablet (surely there are at least one or two of you out there!), the Galaxy Tab S5e and 2019 Tab A 10.1 are coming to 'Murica on April 26th.
The Galaxy Tab S5e was announced in February, and will cost $400 in the U.S. Considering the more-powerful Galaxy Tab S4 is now priced at $530, and you can get an iPad Air for $500, the S5e isn't a great value. It still has a 2560x1600 AMOLED display, but its paired with a less-powerful Snapdragon 670 processor. There's also no S-Pen support. Still, if you just want something to watch movies or write papers on (there's a detachable keyboard sold separately), the S5e will do the job just fine.
The 2019 Tab A 10.1 (pictured at the top of this article) is a step down, and is already available in Germany and other regions. It has a 1080p LCD screen, 2GB of RAM, a 6,150mAh battery, and stereo speakers. The processor for the US model isn't mentioned, but the European version is equipped with an Exynos 7904. Pricing is set at $230.
RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – April 10, 2019–Samsung Electronics America, Inc.announced that the Galaxy Tab S5e, Samsung’s thinnest 10.5” tablet, and the Galaxy Tab A 10.1, built for the household, will be available for purchase later this month. Whether you are looking for entertainment, multi-tasking and the best Galaxy features with the ultra-light Galaxy Tab S5e, or to consume your favorite content with the family or while on the go with the Galaxy Tab A 10.1, Samsung has you covered at a price point that fits your budget.
“At Samsung, we believe consumers deserve devices that are perfectly suited for their needs, whether it’s home entertainment, portability, or smart connectivity,” said Alanna Cotton, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Samsung Electronics America. “That’s why we are thrilled to introduce these tablets to our robust product portfolio, because each one offers premium features, unique designs to meet specific consumer demands.”
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The Galaxy Tab S5e brings quality features in Samsung’s thinnest 10.5” tablet frame yet. Its 5.5mm wide, and only weighs 400g, making it ultraportable and comes in a range of modern colors including Black, Silver and Gold. The 10.5” Edge to Edge Display, narrower bezels and Super AMOLED screen allows you to experience content in outstanding detail. The Tab S5e’s gorgeous visuals are perfectly complemented with rich, stunning sound thanks to its quad speakers, which incorporate auto rotate stereo technology for powerful audio that adapts to how you’re holding the tablet, whether in portrait or landscape.
In addition to its Book Cover keyboard that can be purchased separately for handling quick tasks, the Tab S5e also has smart connectivity that can be used to manage and control your household through SmartThingswith just a few clicks. Or, you can use the new Bixby 2.0and control them with just the sound of your voice. And with call and message continuity,you can answer a call or reply to a message directly from your tablet, even if you left your phone at home.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1
The portable Galaxy Tab A 10.1 brings the best in display, design, and long-lasting batteryto offer a first-rate, engaging entertainment experience, from anywhere with Wi-Fi.
Offering an immersive experience,the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 has a widescreen display for enjoying your favorite content. Minimal bezels keep the footprint of the tablet small, and its compact form factor makes it easy to carry and comfortable to hold.And with a dual speaker system powered by Dolby Atmos®, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 will deliver 3D sound for a more dynamic, realistic watching experience.
Designed for the household,the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 comes preloaded with a library of curated educational content for kids through Samsung Kids—all customizable and controllable by parents. With the Family Share feature, your family can also easily share their Gallery, Calendar, Samsung Notes, and reminders across devices connected to the same family group.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e will be available starting at $399.99, and the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 will be available starting at $229.99, beginning April 26 at Samsung.com and major retailers
Consumers who pre-order the Galaxy Tab S5e on Samsung.com starting April 12, 2019 through April 25, 2019 are eligible to receive a free Samsung SmartThings Hub.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Product Specifications
DISPLAY 10.5” WQXGA (2560x1600) sAMOLED CHIPSET 64bit Octa-core processor (2x2.0 GHz & 6x1.7 GHz) MEMORY / STORAGE 4GB + 64GB or 6GB + 128GB, microSD up to 512GB CAMERA Rear: 13MP
PORT USB3.1 (Type C), POGO
Type-C headset connector Provided
SENSORS Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0 GPS GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo DIMENSION, WEIGHT 245.0 x 160.0 x 5.5mm, 400g BATTERY 7,040mAh, Fast Charging OS/UPGRADE Android Pie 9.0 ACCESSORIES Book cover Keyboard, POGO Charging Dock, Slim cover, Book cover (not included) VIDEO Recording: UHD 4K (3840x2160) @ 30fps
Playback: UHD 4K (3840x2160) @ 30fps
AUDIO 4 speakers sound by AKG, Dolby Atmos®
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Product Specifications
DISPLAY 10.1” WUXGA (1920x1200) LCD CHIPSET Lassen O+ (Octa: Dual 1.8GHz + Hexa 1.6GHz) MEMORY / STORAGE 2GB + 32GB, 3GB + 64GB, 3GB + 128GB
microSD up to 512GB
CAMERA Rear: 8MP
PORT USB2.0 (Type C)
SENSORS Accelerometer WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0 GPS GPS, Glonass, Galileo DIMENSION, WEIGHT 245.2(H) x 149.4(W) x 7.5(D) (mm) 470g BATTERY 6150 mAh OS/UPGRADE Android Pie 9.0 ACCESSORIES Book Cover (sold separately) VIDEO Recording: FHD (1920x1080) @ 30fps
Playback: UHD 4K (3840x2160) @ 30fps
AUDIO 2 speakers, Dolby Atmos®
*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.
 SmartThings Hub should be installed to connect and control devices through the SmartThings app on the Tab S5e.
 Bixby 2.0 will be supported via MR and released in a later software update in 2019.
 Call & Message Continuity functionality will be available in the US starting April 26, 2019 on T Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular networks and requires a compatible smartphone. Data charges may apply. Call & Message Continuity feature must be activated in Settings>Connection.
 Battery life may vary depending on usage and settings.
 Requires a Samsung Kids subscription, starting at $7.99 per month.