Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 Gets Permanent Price Cut

The Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 (SM-T560) have been given a permanent price cut now for the Wi-Fi version. For the 3G versions however, the prices will continue to vary a lot, starting at right above $200 for the SM-T561 model:

The Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 is a bit of an unusual tablet because of the 9.6-inch form factor, which makes it feel like a combination of a typical 10.1-inch widescreen tablet and a 9.7-inch vertical friendly tablet. The resolution of the 9.6-inch screen is still 1280 x 800 though.

The other unusual aspect of the Tab E 9.6 is the way it was launched in United States, where it was Barnes & Noble who launched the NOOK version of this tablet first, before the regular Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 silently appeared on the market in January. It was launched by Barnes & Noble for $249, then with Android 5.1, and a lot of apps and features.

(UPDATE: There's been a Android 7.1 update on the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 since then)

Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6
Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6

The 9.6-inch 1280 x 800 resolution tablet was introduced by Samsung also partially to fill the gap after the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 was introduced some months before with 1024 x 768 resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio, before they finally brought on the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with 1920 x 1200 resolution.

Powering the Tab E 9.6-inch tablet is a reliable 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, while it has 1.5GB RAM, and 16GB of storage with support for microSD cards up to 128GB.

Other hardware includes a 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera, stereo speakers, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, and even Beidou navigation sensors, so people will never get lost anywhere in the world.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 gets a more than decent 12 hour battery life because of the processor and the 7300 mAh battery.

– Jim Miller