Samsung have silently launched a new 4G LTE tablet in the US the last two days and it’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (SM-T377) 4G LTE. It first appeared on US Cellular two days ago, then on Sprint. Here are the details for this tablet.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 is the second tablet in the Tab E series after the 9.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab E was launched earlier this year.
Underneath we are dealing with a tablet that has almost all the same specs as the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0, apart from one important aspect, and that’s the screen ratio and resolution. Yes, this 8-inch screen has 1280 x 800 resolution just like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, instead of the 1024 x 768 resolution that was introduced on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0.
But apart from that, all the other specifications are similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0. And that means specs like Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1.5GB of DDR3 RAM, and 16GB storage with 128GB microSD card support.
Other specs are 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 that Samsung claims can keep going for 13 hours.
Samsung has said nothing about launching a Wi-Fi only model of the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0, so at the moment only the 9.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab E is available as a Wi-Fi only model in the new Galaxy Tab E line.
The weight of the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab E is 358 grams. For a quick look at more of the features, download the user manual (PDF).
– Tom Bowen