Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (SM-T375), the Wi-Fi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (SM-T377) 4G LTE model that was launched in November has been Bluetooth certified twice the last few days, on both December 24 and December 28.
(UPDATED: Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (SM-T375) appears to have been exclusively launched in South Korea where it came to the market on February 15, 2016. For alternatives, see our comparison of 8-inch Android tablets.)
Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (SM-T377) is an 8-inch Android 5.1 tablet with 1280 x 800 resolution, 1.5GB of DDR3 RAM, and 16GB storage with 128GB microSD card support.
Further specs include 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, a USB 2.0 port, a 3.5 mm audio combo jack, GPS, GLONASS, a 2MP front camera, a 5MP rear camera, and a 5000 mAh battery capacity which gives it a battery life of up to 14 hours, but this is according to Samsung.
I don’t know what processor it will run yet. It could be a Spreadtrum or Qualcomm processor, or something else as well. But at least the 4G LTE model has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor.
The weight of Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (SM-T375) is under 355 grams.
The tablet is obviously very, very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, a tablet that was launched in May 2014 and that is ready for a replacement. But the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 has some serious competition in the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 with Android 6.0 and a $199 price tag, the Amazon Fire HD 8 with an even lower price tag of $149, and finally the brand new Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 with decent specs and an okay price too.
So what remains to be seen is the price of this tablet.
– Jim Miller