Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday announced the latest in a collaborative electronic book reader effort. Specifically, the pair introduced the Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK, a $250 eReader with a 9.6-inch display.
Available immediately, the tablet runs Android under the hood and features 16GB internal storage with microSD expansion card slot (up to 128GB). The rear houses a 5-megapixel camera while the front offers up a 2-megapixel lens for selfies and video chat.
The aforementioned 9.6-inch screen has a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution image; it’s larger than the more expensive Tab S2 Nook but considerably lower resolution.
The Galaxy Tab E NOOK comes loaded with a suite of Microsoft Office apps and also includes access to a number of Google apps. Like other NOOK devices, this one comes with free NOOK Cloud storage, lifetime in-store support at Barnes & Noble, and the ability to read NOOK Books free inside of B&N retail stores.