If you are looking for an affordable new Android tablet, then you should definitely check out this new deal that AT&T is currently offering to its customers in the US. The Samsung Galaxy Tab E can now be bought for free from AT&T on a 2-year contract with a qualifying plan. It otherwise costs $10 per month with a 0% APR 20-month installment agreement.
Samsung launched the budget Galaxy Tab E in the US last year with the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system out of the box. It was recently updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, so it isn’t all that bad in terms of software. The Galaxy Tab E sold by AT&T features an 8.0-inch display with 800 x 1280 resolution and a pixel density of 189 pixels per inch. However, unlike the global variant, the one sold by AT&T is powered by a quad-core Exynos 3475 chipset clocked at 1.3 GHz, paired with 1.5GB of RAM. In terms of storage, you get 16GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded further by up to 128GB with a microSD card.
In the camera department, Samsung Galaxy Tab E includes a 5MP rear-facing auto focus camera with 4X zoom and 1080p Full HD video capture with 30fps frame rate. For video calls, the tablet offers a 2MP resolution front-facing camera. Keeping the lights on is a 5,000mAh capacity battery that is claimed to deliver up to 13 hours of usage and 25 days of standby time. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band, Bluetooth 4.1, 4G LTE, AT&T NumberSync, and mobile hotspot. It comes with the DIRECTV app pre-installed, allowing you to watch live TV shows and movies On Demand. You can also view content from your DVR playlist with just a single tap. There is a Kids Mode feature as well, allowing parents to manage what your kids can access and for how long.
Overall, the Galaxy Tab E is definitely not a bad entry-level tablet, and with this deal, you’re almost paying nothing for the tablet itself.