Every home needs an Android tablet if only as a couch companion to look up movie ratings. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e takes that concept further as a personal entertainment device.

We do not have all the information yet but here is what we know.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Product Specifications

DISPLAY 10.5” WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Super AMOLED, 16:10, 81.8% S-T-B-R, Edge to edge
CHIPSET 64-bit eight-core processor (2×2.0 GHz & 6×1.7 GHz) – Most likely a Qualcomm 710M or 670M and Adreno 616/615 GPU or an Exynos equivalent
MEMORY / STORAGE 4GB + 64GB or 6GB + 128GB, microSD up to 512GB
CAMERA Rear: 13MP Front: 8MP
PORT USB3.1 (Type C), POGO pins for a keyboard Type-C headset connector Provided
SENSORS Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0
GPS GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
DIMENSION, WEIGHT 245.0 x 160.0 x 5.5mm x 400g
BATTERY 7,040mAh, Fast Charging – claimed up to 14-hours
OS/UPGRADE Android 9.0
ACCESSORIES Book cover Keyboard POGO Charging Dock, Slim cover, DeX enabled. Bixby 2.0 for smart home control
VIDEO Recording: UHD 4K (3840×2160) @ 30fps Playback: UHD 4K (3840×2160) @ 60fps YouTube Premium service (YouTube, YouTube Music and YouTube Gaming), free for up to 4 months
AUDIO Four speakers sound by AKG, Dolby Atmos with auto-rotate if used portrait or landscape. Spotify preloaded and a free premium subscription for up to three months for new members
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Price and availability: Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Samsung Australia says, “Ahead of its global UNPACKED media event in San Francisco on 209 February, Samsung Electronics has pre-viewed the Galaxy Tab S5e. We can confirm that the new tablet will be available here, with local pricing and availability to be confirmed closer to local launch.

We are told that is Q2, 2109.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Initial information from Samsung is here.

GadgetGuy’s take

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5 is an evolution that won’t force Tab S3 or S4 buyers to upgrade. But if you want the best Android tablet, this is it. The new 2K screen and 7040mAH battery alone are amazing enough. And it will have all the Android 9 smarts, fingerprint reader, and more.