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By 19 July 2019 | Categories: news

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Samsung has officially confirmed that its forthcoming tablet will offer some significant battery life - almost five hours more than the iPad Pro can claim – along with some other details of its newest tablet.

The tablet’s capacious 7 040 mAh battery will deliver up to 14 and a half hours worth of video consumption time.

Furthering its prospects as a go-to Netflix consumption device (amongst other things), the device sports an sAMOLED 10.5” display with a resolution of 2560 × 1600 px and a 287 ppi. As well, as has become the norm on modern devices, whether smartphone or tablet, the device has minimised bezels, for, in Samsung’s words “an immersive viewing experience without any distractions.”

As well, the S5 further boasts four auto-rotating stereo speakers, so as to  deliver wide sound, no matter how it is held.  But audio delivery is for naught if the quality isn’t there, and thus Samsung has confirmed that both Dolby Atmos’s 3D surround sound and AKG’s technology will give users a clear and vivid, true-to-life audio experience.

There is also a Call & Message Continuity feature which allows Galaxy Tab S5e to stay connected with one’s (Samsung) phone by using the same Samsung account. This is intended to ensure that users don’t have to miss any incoming calls or messages on their phone while watching content on the tablet.

I suspect it will also be a nifty addition to one’s on person network of devices, which at present may include the Samsung Watch (review), and either the Galaxy S10 Plus (review), Galaxy Note 9 (review), or Galaxy A70/A80 enabling those who are invested in the Galaxy device ecosystem to answer and make calls across their  wearable, smartphone and tablet.   

As for design, the device sports a thin 5.5mm sleek metal body and weighs 400g, and comes in either silver, black or gold. The only thing we don’t know as yet is price, but hopefully we will hear more, and have the chance to go hands on with the device at the upcoming Samsung Unpacked in August.

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