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?

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11 replies on “Lilbits 365: You’re holding it wrong”

  1. They need to make things right with their early adopters… because treating them as beta testers will make them think twice about buying on launch day.

  2. Just put an elastic band around it and you’re sorted. Not that big of a deal.

  3. That is just sad as internal testing of a device is concerned.
    It’s nice looking hardware, but this type of issue? Didn’t we resolve this problem 5+ years ago?

  4. If that user mockup of the GPD Max is close to the size of the real one, then that’s way too big.

  5. If Samsung made a car it would have square wheels and spontaneously catch on fire.

  6. Samsung has a long history of quality control issues on devices that were not properly vetted for release. They seem to have a “it’s good enough” philosophy when it comes to new hardware. Admittedly they are not alone in this regard but they do present a very big target given the cost of their devices relative to the rest of the android ecosystem.

  7. Thats unfortunate, I dont like samdung, but I applaud their attempt to keep this market alive and DEX with Linux is a great start of something. But its hard to compete with ipad. i hate apple and I own an ipad pro 12.9, its a great tablet, too bad it runs ios and everything i need only works on ios…

    1. Ios is so great especially in being logical. I mean it’s so logical that I can use my iPhone as a Hotspot and download 300GB worth of data but I am not allowed to download a security update or a lerge app unless I connect to wifi. /s in case anyone missed it.

      1. Any device used as Hotspot would behave the same way. Once you activate Hotspot, you’re just sharing a data connection, not controlling what’s being shared. This isn’t specific to iOS

        1. The point is that Apple won’t give me control of whether I want to download large apps or security updates over LTE connection even as an option.

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