The 9.6-inch Samsung tablet that have been leaking for months finally have a name, and it’s Samsung Galaxy Tab E it was found out today after the tablet made a surprise appearance in Taiwan Mobile’s June catalogue.
(UPDATED: Images of Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 now available too)
The catalogue listing leaks the first image of it too, even if it’s a very low resolution image. The rest of the listing doesn’t reveal much more than the specs that leaked through a benchmark test in March.
The 9.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab E (SM-T560/561) is an Android tablet that ought to launch with Android 5.0 or newer, with 1280 x 768 resolution (different from the first 1280 x 800 benchmark specs), a 1.3 GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC8830 processor, Mali-400 GPU, 1.5 GB of RAM, probably an entry level 8GB of storage, a 5MP rear camera, and probably a 1.3MP or 2MP front camera.
The SM-T560 is the Wi-Fi only model, while the SM-T561 is the cellular 3G/4G LTE model. Other sensors shared are accelerometer, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. The 9.6-inch dimensions is real and was confirmed by FCC documents in May, along with sketches that outline the design of the exterior. It was also Bluetooth certified on April 29.
The Galaxy Tab E name conflicts with a different pre-existing 7-inch model that carries the same name in South-America, so this 9.6-inch model might get different names in different regions.
– Tom Bowen