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Four Mid-Range Samsung Tablets May Hit The US Soon

February 2, 2016 - Written By Kishalaya Kundu

Tablet sales may be in decline as a whole, but that doesn’t seem to be deterring leading Android OEM Samsung Electronics from launching newer products in the market. The company’s second-gen Galaxy Tab E range of slates now seem to be heading for US shores, if listings on the website of online retailer, United Office, is anything to go by. According to the latest development, a number of mid-range tablets in the aforementioned lineup are being imported by the online retailer for sale in the country. At least four distinct devices (in multiple color options) have been listed on the website, including the Galaxy Tab E 8.0, which is a mid-range slate that comes with an 8-inch touchscreen display.

Some of the other listed devices include the Tab E Lite, the Tab E Lite Kids and a 7-inch version of the Tab E, all of which will apparently be available for purchase in the country at some stage presumably in the near future. While the second-generation Galaxy Tab E 8.0 was launched a couple of weeks back in Taiwan, the rest of the devices have only been rumored on internet tech forums, without any concrete info on any one of them. All the tablets are listed as being ‘Out of Stock’, and there is no ETA given for any one of them. Of course, there’s no price listed either, which is to be expected, seeing as none of the products have actually been launched officially in the country till now.

While there’s not a whole lot of verified info regarding most of these upcoming slates, the Tab E 8.0, by virtue of it being already announced officially, does give us an idea regarding what the second-gen Tab E series might look like. The Taiwanese version of the device features an 8-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT display, is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410, and is priced at NT$8,990 ($268) in the island nation. While that doesn’t mean that Samsung will launch the same version of the device at the same price-tag in the US, it does point towards a distinctly mid-range device, which should ensure more affordable pricing when compared to the more premium Tab S2.