The recently released Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e sells for $400 and up and features a 10.5 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, and at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, a fingerprint sensor, and quad speakers… all of which make it a pretty attractive option for folks who want a decent 10 inch tablet, but who prefer Android to iOS.
But it turns out there’s one small problem — if you hold the Galaxy Tab S5e in portrait mode and your hand covers the lower left corner, you may lose your WiFi connection.
While it’s not entirely clear what’s causing the issue, if it’s a hardware design problem, then it’s unlikely that a software update will fix is. So the long and short of it may be that your only option is to… hold it differently.
The folks at Samsung aren’t having a good month when it comes to quality control issues, are they?
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.
- Galaxy Tab S5e has a rather frustrating design flaw [SamMobile]
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e design flaw means your WiFi signal may drop (or disappear altogether) if you hold the tablet with your hand in one corner… so don’t do that, I guess.
- Chrome OS 74 [Chrome Releases]
Chrome OS 74 released with support for audio playback in Linux apps, USB camera support for Android apps, annotating documents in Chrome PDF viewer, and more.
- Swipe for more: Tiles on Wear OS by Google [Google blog]
Google introduces swipeable “Tiles” to Wear OS, lets you quickly move through app widgets to view things like weather forecasts, heart rate, news headlines, or a timer.
- Magisk v19.1 stable is out [xda-developers]
Magisk v19.1 stable released, lets you root devices running Google Android Q Beta 2.
- Redmi confirms flagship smartphone with elevating selfie camera [GSM Arena]
Xiaomi’s next Redmi flagship phone will have a pop-up selfie camera, is expected to sport a Snapdragon 855 processor.
- Alleged GPD Win Max mockup [/r/GPDWin]
This picture is said to be a mockup of the upcoming GPD Win Max mini gaming laptop, It seems to show a device with a larger keyboard (making touch typing feasible), but still with game controllers above the keyboard.