Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is one of the better midrange tablets from Samsung and it’s hard to believe it’s already been 2 years since it was launched in February 2019. Now it turns out that it’s receiving its Android 11 update with One UI 3.1 on top.
I should mention that the slate debuted with Android 9 Pie on board and this may just be its last update. The new firmware version is T72XXXU2DUD1 and we’re getting the usual Android 11 and One UI 3.1 novelties. Those include a separation of the chat notifications from regular notifications, notification history, a new menu for volume and smart home gadget control, plus new lockscreen widgets. The media player also looks different, Dark Mode has extra options and permissions have been revamped.
Keep in mind that this update doesn’t include the latest April 2021 Android security patch though. The update has been spotted in Russia and the UK for now, but it should roll out in more countries soon. One UI 3.1 brings SmartThings Find, letting you find your gadgets scattered on the map, including the new SmartTag. It also brings DeX Wireless support, even connecting directly to a PC. The tablet itself has still pretty decent specs, including a Snapdragon 670 CPU, a Super AMOLED 2560 x 1600 pixel display and 4 or 6 GB of RAM. The 7040 mAh battery is also welcome.