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Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Android 11 (Android R) Update Timeline

Updated on November 24, 2020: Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e LTE model also received the November 2020 security patch with build number T725XXU1CTK1.

Updated on November 23, 2020: Today Samsung rolled the November 2020 security patch for the Galaxy Tab S5e with build number T720XXU1CTK1.

Updated on October 01, 2020: Today XDA developer shared the unofficial version of LineageOS 18 based on Android 11 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E. If you want to try, then you must unlock the bootloader and must have TWRP recovery on your device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is one of the lightweight design with smart home connectivity and a fully immersive display. The Galaxy Tab S5e is a cheaper version of Samsung’s flagship tablet that brings a thin bezel and a gorgeous AMOLED display. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e has caught the eyeballs of many Android enthusiasts. In this topic, we will share the official Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Android 11 R release date and feature guidelines.

Google has recently rolled out the Android 11 update for the public. It is now made available to the Google Pixel series. Samsung already started a beta test for their new flagship device series like; Galaxy S20, Note 20, and Note 10 Series. In fact, the Korean smartphone manufacturer will roll out the Galaxy Android 11 update roadmap once it is available.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Android 11 (Android R) Update Timeline

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Specifications:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e was announced in April 2019 which sports a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1600  x 2560 pixels with 288 PPI pixel density.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset coupled with 4/6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of internal storage. It also supports an external memory card. The device came out of the box with Android 9.0 Pie under One 1.1 and backed by a 7040 mAh battery (Non-removable).

As far as the camera concerned, the device has a single-camera setup with 13MP primary sensors and a selfie camera with an 8MP lens. Other connectivity option includes 4G-VoLTE, GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer. etc. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e comes with a side fingerprint sensor feature.

Android 11 – Overview

The Android 11 Developer Preview 1 is here and Google is planning to roll out in total, 6 updates before the stable Android 11 update is pushed out for the public. You can check out the image below which depicts the time frame of when the updates will be pushed.

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android 11 timelineGoing by the timeline as mentioned above, the developer previews will be rolled out till April 2020 and starting from May 2020, the compatible devices will be served with the Android 11 beta update and finally is Q3 2020, the final and stable build of Android 11 will be made available for the OEMs.

Google I/O event is going to take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California between May 12 and 14, 2020. It is that time, when Google will unveil it’s latest OS i.e. the Android 11 and then in September, probably will roll out the stable update. Talking about the features of the Android 11, you can check out the list of new features and enhancements it brings:

  • Scheduled Dark Theme
  • ‘Conversations’ Section in Notification Shade
  • Built-in Screen Recorder
  • Pin Apps in the Share Menu
  • Send Images in Notification Replies
  • New APIs for 5G
  • Reverse Wireless Charging Support (Google Pixel 4a or 5)
  • Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
  • Scrolling screenshots
  • Bubble Notifications on by Default
  • New Back Cover Gestures (Likely Pixel-Exclusive)
  • Show Refresh Rate
  • Power Menu Toggles
  • Quick Access Wallet
  • New Permissions Options
  • Background Location Access Must Be Granted Manually
  • Auto-Block Spammy Permission Prompts
  • New Scoped Storage Permission
  • New Motion Sense Gesture (Pixel 4)
  • New Notification History UI
  • Increase Touch Sensitivity
  • Better Back Sensitivity
  • Mobile Drivers License Support
  • Changes to BiometricPrompt API
  • Improved Call Screening
  • Support for Punch Hole & Waterfall Displays
  • Disable Vibrations While Using the Camera
  • HDMI Low-Latency Mode
  • Low Latency Video Decoding
  • New Bluetooth Stack
  • Separated Quick Settings & Notification Tray
  • Music Player in Quick Settings
  • Unsupported Bluetooth Codecs Are Now Grayed Out
  • Suggested Apps in Home Screen Dock

 Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Since Samsung is quite busy rolling out the One UI 2.0 (Android 10) update for the devices and there are quite a few devices waiting in line. So, it seems unlikely that the Android 11 update announcement will be made anytime soon. It is expected that the update will be made available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e users only the next year after the stable Android 11 update comes out for the Google Pixel devices. We will keep you in the loop once we have more information in this regard.

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