Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is gunning for the iPad

This tablet has 'unputdownable' in the description. Bold start.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
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Samsung has officially launched its new tablet, the Galaxy Tab s5e, just in time to take on Apple's iPad.

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e has got a new design with a super slim metal body that stands at just 5.5mm front to back and means a weight of 400g. Despite going for that extreme portability, Samsung has managed to cram in a hefty 7,040mAh fast charging battery to gets you a good 14.5 hours on a charge.

The centrepiece of the Tab S5e has to be that beautiful 10.5-inch WQVGA Super AMOLED display, it's what Samsung specialises in so was always going to look great. Running all that is a curiously unnamed processor that Samsung simply describes as a "64-bit octa-core processor" with 2 x 2.0GHz and 6 x 1.7GHz cores. 

That's all backed by either 4GB or RAM and 64GB storage or 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage – both also have microSD that supports 512GB cards.

On the rear is a 13MP camera while the front has an 8MP snapper capable of facial recognition for security. The quad speakers offer AKG and Dolby Atmos sound. You also get USB-C charging, GPS, Android 9.0, a fingerprint sensor, optional 4G, Book cover keyboard and a pre-order date of March.

Pricing has yet to be announced at the time of publishing.

Luke Edwards
Luke Edwards

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