Samsung’s new Tab S5e is super thin, supports Bixby, and costs just $399


The high-end nature of the Tab S5e comes in its design. The all-metal unibody is the thinnest and lightest of any Samsung tablet, weighing about 14 ounces and measuring 5.5mm thick. Samsung didn't skimp too much on the display, either, sticking a 10.5-inch, 2560×1600 AMOLED panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio on the tablet. […] However, the Tab S5e's internals aren't exactly built for multitasking. It runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 670, which is suitable for mid-range tablets.

It’s interesting how often Android tablets are collections of compromises. Unfortunately these devices will likely ship with a locked boot loader, making it impossible for people to upgrade or change OSes on their own.