After yesterdays store catalogue leak of the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6, we were given even more information today, including official images and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. It is said to be unveiled by Samsung next week.
(UPDATED: Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK 9.6 Released)
All in all the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 is quite similar to the 9.7-inch and 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablets that launched just weeks ago.
The 9.6-inch screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800, while the processor is a 1.3 GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC7730SE processor, with 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage with 128GB microSD card support, a 2MP front camera, and a 5MP rear camera.
Wi-Fi supported is 802.11 b/g/n, with Bluetooth 4.0. It has a micro-USB port, accelerometer, GPS, and GLONASS, and comes with a 5000 mAh battery capacity which will give it a battery life of 10 hours. Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 is 8.5 mm thick and weighs 490 grams.
On the feature side things are a little different from the Samsung Galaxy Tab A though, since those tablets comes with free Microsoft Office for Android with all the included perks and features (including free cloud storage). Instead, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 comes with the Hancom Office suite, which is a world apart from the rich and evolved Microsoft Office suite these days.
But, you do get some of the other settings and features, like Kids Mode that lets you control the content, access, and hours spent on a tablet if you let kids play with it. You also get Samsung Smart Tutor, which is pretty similar to the Mayday Button on the Fire Tablets, a feature that provides live help and support on how to use the tablet.
Samsung’s 9.6-inch tablet also has two-window multitasking, and ships with Android 4.4.4.
Color options are white, black, and bronze. The price will be the equivalent of around $249 for the Wi-Fi model (SM-T560) depending on the market. It will become available within a months time, but only in selected markets, so not everyone will be able to enjoy this tablet while swinging in a hammock during the summer.
– Tom Bowen