So far this year, Samsung has been less keen on having its tablets be seen, instead focusing on new smartphones like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy J (2016) series. That’s about to change however come Friday May 6th as AT&T will be opening pre-orders for the Galaxy Tab E.
Although AT&T’s press release had limited information regarding spec specifics, SamMobile has stated the tablet will include an 8-inch TFT HD display (800 X 1280), a 1.3GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410 SoC, Adreno 306 graphics, 1.5GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 5,000mAh battery. It ships with Android Marshmallow 6.0.
While the specs may be decidedly low-to-mid range, the price point isn’t set to break the bank as the tablet will be offered for $0 and $10 per month for 20 months with an AT&T Installment Plan. In addition the Galaxy Tab E can be added to a new or existing Mobile Share Value Plan for an extra $10 per month access fee.
Clearly the carrier sees the device as meant for media consumption as it states
This tablet is designed to be enjoyed wherever you live, work, and play. Its bright 8-inch HD display is perfect for watching your favorite shows on DIRECTV. In addition to watching live TV, the integrated DIRECTV experience allows you to set your DVR while you’re on-the-go, use the tablet as a remote control, and choose from a variety of On Demand content.
A recent report has stated tablet sales – including those of Samsung’s products – are down from last year. Can the Galaxy Tab E help stem the sluggish shipments and sales? Only time will tell.
What do you think? Is are you tickled pink over this new addition to the Galaxy Tab family or is it a plausible pass? Leave a comment below!
Starting Friday, May 6, AT&T1 customers can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Tab E, the latest addition to the largest selection of Samsung devices. The Galaxy Tab E will be available for $0 down and $10 per month for 20 months with an AT&T Installment plan.2 Add the Galaxy Tab E to a new or existing Mobile Share Value Plan for an additional $10 per month access charge.3
This tablet is designed to be enjoyed wherever you live, work, and play. Its bright 8-inch HD display is perfect for watching your favorite shows on DIRECTV. In addition to watching live TV, the integrated DIRECTV experience allows you to set your DVR while you’re on-the-go, use the tablet as a remote control, and choose from a variety of On Demand content.4
The Galaxy Tab E has a variety of features that make it ideal for entertainment and productivity when you’re on-the-move. The tablet’s 12-ounce frame makes it easy to carry around in a briefcase or backpack. It has a 5000 mAh battery that provides up to 13 hours of power on 4G LTE.5 Whether you’re moving between DIRECTV, your web browser, or other apps, the tablet provides a seamless user experience with its microSD6 expandable storage, quad core processor and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
For business customers, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E can equip your entire workforce with an affordable and more secure device. Perfect for your road warriors or a mobile point of sale, the Galaxy Tab E comes with Samsung KNOX, defense-grade security at the hardware level. For a more complete solution, add Enterprise Mobility Management to help secure, protect and manage devices with ease. The Marshmallow operating system makes this tablet one of the first Samsung tablets in the industry to come with the latest Android for Work capabilities. Android for Work provides businesses with a highly secure, flexible and unified Android mobility platform.
“The Samsung Galaxy Tab E offers a variety of unique experiences, such as the integrated DIRECTV experience, at a great value,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Device Marketing and Developer Services, AT&T Entertainment Group. “For the price, our customers are getting a portable tablet with high quality specs and innovative solutions that can only be found with AT&T.”
For more information, check out www.att.com/galaxytabe.
1 AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
2Tax due at sale. Req’s well-qual. credit, 20-month 0% APR installment agmt & elig. data svc (which is add’l). Balance due if svc cancelled. Fees, other charges & restr’s apply. See an AT&T store for details
3Mobile Share Value requires min. plan charge ($20/mo.) plus per device access charge ($10 to $40/mo.). Other monthly, overage & other charges, fees & restr’s apply. See att.com/msv for plan details
4Content/channels/functionality varies by TV package, viewing location and device. Data charges may apply. Visit directv.com/everywhere for details.
5Results may vary. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other applications usage patterns.
6Memory card sold separately.