The Knox-secured Samsung Galaxy Tab E is on pre-order from AT&T starting this Friday

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If you’re looking for a relatively cheap LTE-capable tablet, AT&T might have the device for you.

Starting on Friday May 6, the 8-inch device will be up for pre-order, and you can get it for $0 down and $10 per month on AT&T’s Next installment plan. The Galaxy Tab E is one of Samsung’s cheaper devices, but it has a lot to offer if you’re looking to do some reading, watch a movie every now and then, and maybe dabble in some light gaming.

The Galaxy Tab E may be cheap, but it’s a great way to experience Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest version of Android. It also includes an unspecified quad-core 1.3GHz processor with 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and, of course, a microSD card slot for adding extra storage. The battery is 5,000mAh, which isn’t huge but it should be enough to get you through a normal day of use.

While the device is now coming to AT&T, it was already available on Verizon.

The device also comes with a version of DirecTV pre-installed — handy for those who subscribe, but hopefully those who don’t will be able to uninstall it without having to root the device. On top of that, you’ll get Samsung’s Knox security, offering “defense-grade security at the hardware level.”

AT&T hasn’t yet announced how much the device will be without an installment plan, but we expect it to sit somewhere in the $200-$240 range. Also, keep in mind that the device will add at least $10 to your AT&T bill. Even if you do end up being able to buy it outright, AT&T charges a $10 per line access fee for tablets. So, if you buy the tablet with Next, you’re looking at $20 extra per month. Certainly not too expensive, but something to be aware of.

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