Samsung’s naming strategies often leave us scratching our heads, so this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise: don’t expect to see a proper, high end Galaxy Tab S5. The company is moving onto generation 6.

Revealed by Evan Blass on Twitter, it appears Samsung has decided “e” stands for “enough” and likely won’t release other devices with the Tab S5 moniker.

Samsung introduced the Tab S5e earlier this year, a high-midrange tablet rather than the premium powerhouse that the Tab S line usually represents. It appeared alongside the Galaxy S10e, making us feel that the “e” stood for “everyone”. Thus, it’s been a while between premium tablets for Samsung.

With this reveal, it seems likely that the new flagship tablet spotted last month powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 with 6GB RAM will end up the Galaxy Tab S6. That launch date is open to question, though it seems unlikely they’ll add it to next month’s Note 10 launch – perhaps we’ll see something at IFA.

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William
William
10 months ago

No point buying in any Samsung tablet in AUS as on the TAB S4 Samsung havent released any security patches since December 2018. Maybe we need an article on why that is

Berto
Berto
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10 months ago

Poor form on Samsung’s behalf combined with carrier interference. I believe the Telstra TEL version has been updated and some owners of 4G XSA tablets bought directly from retailers have claimed to receive their updates. 4G XSA versions sold by Vodafail and Floptus are the problem with Samsung letting them interfere in the update process with their completely unnecessary carrier testing. Vodafail currently has the update listed as ‘testing on hold’ so let’s hope the Tab S6 isn’t released too quickly because Vodafail loves nothing more than delaying updates for older models when a new model is due to arrive.