Verizon Wireless has started selling the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 slate in the U.S. This tablet is being marketed as a family device, highlighting the Multi-User mode that supports separate logins and settings to keep the stored data of individuals private.
Speaking of price, the Galaxy Tab E 8.0 can be availed for $249.99, without a contract. The other way is to opt for $10.41 per month plan spanning 24 months on Verizon’s installment plan. This slate can also be purchased under a new, two-year contract at a price of $149.99. It’s worth noting that this is a Wi-Fi only device.
Spec-wise, the Galaxy Tab E 8.0 features a crisp 8.0-inch WXGA display with 1,280 × 800 pixels resolution. A quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 410) processor, running at 1.3 GHz, powers the slate with a backing of 1.5 GB of RAM.
This slate comes equipped with 16 GB of built-in storage space and microSD card slot for expansion of up to 128 GB. There is a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera unit, in addition to a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies.
The Galaxy Tab E 8.0 runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS, straight out of the box. A solid 5,000 mAh non-removable battery cell powers the entire device. Verizon says this cell will be able to provide up to 21 hours of battery life.
The Multi-Window feature allows the users to view the compatible apps in various modes like full, split and pop-up with just a swipe. Also note-worthy is the Ultra Power Saving Mode that helps in prolonging the battery life. This is achieved by turning the background display black and white, in addition to shutting all the inactive apps and features to save battery charge.