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Samsung has gone on record to proclaim that 2015 will see a reduction in product lines, though ironically enough things seem to be business as usual at the Korean conglomerate. To date it has announced and/or released over half-a-dozen phones, and a handful of tablets as well. Still, while the relatively new Galaxy Tab A-series seeks to combine Note-esque features with a budget-priced tablet, the newly leaked Galaxy Tab E series is arguably going to be the replacement for what would otherwise be called the Galaxy Tab 5. (Then again, said position could be the rumored Tab E or Tab J series.)

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In a rather surprising move (at least assuming this leak is correct), the tablet will only be available in a single size: 9.6 inches. There will be a Wi-Fi Only variant (SM-T560), as well as a 3G capable option (SM-T561) and surprisingly, no LTE model. The device will retain the 4:3 aspect ratio Samsung has been so keen on this year, and offer a screen resolution of 800X1280. Other rumored specs include a Spreadtrum SC7730SE CPU (1.3Ghz, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB storage) and a 5000 mAh battery. MicroSD support is included, as is a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera. The device is said to be 8.5mm thick.

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Curiously enough, the device may ship with KitKat (4.4), and Kid’s Mode pre-installed. The tablet is supposedly going to launch in Eastern Europe (the leaked images clearly being for said territory) as well as key Asian markets. The device will be available in a black, white, and interestingly enough, a nice brown variant which hasn’t been widely seen since the Galaxy Tab 3 released.

Despite the device clearly being a low-spec affair, Samsung apparently feels there is a potential market to receive it. Any interest from among our readers?

 

 

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