Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK 9.6

Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK 9.6

by Barnes & Noble
• Just right in size, versatility, and price
• Best for movies and magazines
• Spacious 9.6" display for landscape or portrait reading
• Personalize your experience with Profiles


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Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK

Stunning 9.6" Hi-Def Display

Ideal for reading books & magazines and watching your favorite movies & TV shows.

Woman Using Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK

Personalized Recommendations

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Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK - MicroSD Slot

Store Thousands of Books

Store all your favorite books, movies, and magazines with 16 GB of built-in storage. If you need more, add up to 128 GB of additional memory with a MicroSD™ card.

More Features & Content


Our Largest Screen

The 9.6" HD display is the perfect size to deliver the excitement of all your favorite movies, TV shows, magazines, comics, and games.

Landscape Orientation

Spacious Reading

Go portrait format to enlarge the page. Turn it 90° to take in the whole spread. Books and magazines open up with air at this larger size. Throughout, you’ll enjoy the award-winning NOOK Reading™ experience.

Library of Books

Enter a World of Books

Choose from millions of books, and get instant access to top lists, curated collections, and expert recommendations to help you find your next great read. At any time, sample anything for free.

Newsstand with Magazines & Newspapers

Best Selling Magazines & Newspapers

Buy single issues on a whim, or subscribe and get your favorite magazines and newspapers delivered straight to your NOOK the moment they hit newsstands.

NOOK Cloud

Load Up on All Your Favorites

Your new tablet already packs in a lot of space with 16GB of built-in storage. If you ever need more, add up to 128GB with an optional microSD™ card.1 Additionally, all of your purchases are stored for free in NOOK Cloud™.


Something New Every Day

With years of bookselling experience, NOOK offers you more than just a great tablet. Enjoy exclusively curated collections from our experts and personalized recommendations based on what you've loved over time.

Google Play

Comes with Google Play™

Millions of Android™ apps, games, movies, songs, and more are available on Google Play, an entertainment hub instantly accessible across devices wherever you are.

In-Store Support

Free In-Store Support2

Visit any Barnes & Noble for help setting up and troubleshooting, great book recommendations, and tips & tricks on using your new NOOK®.

B&N Readouts

Now with B&N Readouts

Enjoy a quick read for every moment with our new digital discovery feature. Featuring a daily selection of free book excerpts, magazine articles, sneak peeks at upcoming releases, and more.

Device Specifications

9.6” Display

  • 1280 x 800 ppi resolution

Battery Life4

  • Up to 12 hours for video usage.


  • 16 GB on-board memory.
  • Add up to 128 GB with an optional microSD™ card.
  • Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)


  • USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • microSD™ slot


  • Front: 2 MP
  • Rear: 5 MP



Supported File Types

  • Video: MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
  • Gallery (pictures): JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

In the Box

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK®
  • Travel Adapter
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

1 Portion of memory occupied by existing content.

2 Lifetime in-store support provides assistance for setup, connectivity, and basic troubleshooting when you visit Barnes & Noble bookstores.


3 Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.

4 Based on laboratory testing. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, backlight settings, browser use, and other applications usage patterns.

5 Adobe, the Flash logo, and Flash are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK 9.6 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
fewbiak More than 1 year ago
I have had this device for over a week now and love it... The size is great and the speed it works is also great. I have had several different Nooks since they first started coming out and wouldn't want to be without one.
Knight-2000 More than 1 year ago
I bought this Nook for the larger screen, and memory capacity. I really like this one over the much smaller 7 inch that I originally owned. I can read my magazines, picture books, and comics much better with the larger screen, and its much easier on my eyes. I also enjoy the Micro Soft and Skype apps, especially One Note.
nookieeeee More than 1 year ago
This is my third Nook & by far the nicest. Great speed, easy to use. I can't put it down. Highly recommended.
WashingtonBookLover More than 1 year ago
I can't download my books/magazines/apps from my old Nook. I want to like my new Nook but until I can get it to work as great as my old one, I can't!! HELP!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is very nice. The large screen, with excel and word already loaded. Lots of apps and very responsive.
Suomen More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a tablet for just reading, this tablet is great. However, if you think that this tablet is going to be an expanded version of your cell phone for storing items because of the 128 GB expandable memory, look elsewhere. As long as items are on the tablet hard drive, things are great. When you start transferring items to the SD card, good luck, as that process is catch as catch can and deletes or modifies some items already on the SD card. Videos that play fine on the hard drive suddenly cannot be played, or are totally deleted. Pictures are partially or totally greyed out. Items show as an OK thumbnail cannot be opened. Apps that are stored on the SD card to conserve hard drive memory are wiped out and have to be re-installed. Have tried 2 separate high send Samsung cards, and the same thing happens. Never had this problem using my low end Samsung Galaxy phones when transferring items to the SD card, currently have an Avant.
hjwrite More than 1 year ago
So far, it's working well. I had the Nook HD but it stopped working. I got this and it works well when I figure things out. The pain is that no one at Barnes and Noble stores or online know how to do anything with it and I can't get advice. For example, I'm trying to find out how to address the microSD card. No one has any Idea how.
_Loyal_Hufflepuff_ More than 1 year ago
I own the the tab 7 and I was in love with it but I decided to upgrade and the tab 9.6 is amazing :)))) I'm so happy I bought the screen is so huge. loading is quick and reading on it is ever better.
HHreadsHH More than 1 year ago
Just got this tablet today and tried to download the Nook app only to be messaged it is not compatible with my device.
Steve1023 More than 1 year ago
I love this Gadget! Setup was simple. remembered all my books from my previous Nook. It even remembered the page. Audio is good. Though I do hook it up to my speakers when I'm in the garage doing work. I'm going to add an SD card. I'm filling up with so many awesome apps. Definitely worth it.
joesgal3 More than 1 year ago
This is my 3rd Nook and I absolutely love it!! The size of the screen is awesome.
jmdelli More than 1 year ago
The tablet is very heavy. Difficult to hold while watching movies and tv. Screen also has high glare.
Jenn427 More than 1 year ago
I've had this device for about week and half and I've only had to charge it twice. I like being able to download all my reading app and not just Nook. The only thing I don't like about it is the charging port in at the top of the device and the cable is to short to read comfortably while charging.
RenoBoyWonder More than 1 year ago
I have had my Samsung Tab 4 for over a year now and love it... The size is great and the speed it works is also great. I am a Theology student with large volumes of reading; I have been able to load just about all my text and reference books to the cloud and have access to them with out the back breaking pack to carry.
Villa_Rica_GA More than 1 year ago
Great tablet all in all. Nice screen size and display. I have been on board with nook tablets from the beginning. My biggest disappointment with this tablet is that I can't put my unread books on my tabletop. I made a shelf to keep them separate but no more one click simplicity.
Livslyf More than 1 year ago
I like the Tab E but not as much as I did my old Nook tablet. I miss even more the swivel cover that I had with the Nook. Has anyone found one that fits the Tab E?
Marty53 More than 1 year ago
I just recently purchased the Samsung Tab E. I love it! It was very easy to set up & download all my books & apps from my previous device. I really like the size of it too. Easy to read and handle. Great tablet!
walkerstoo More than 1 year ago
Have had nothing but problems adding apps. Having two users seems to confuse ever app. One user able to download books, other user cannot now idea why? Never have been able to register it wit Samsung
Jackie Borah More than 1 year ago
I had the original Nook and waited to upgrade until the Tab E came out. It was well worth the wait. Easy to use and good features. Wish you had more variety in covers, the original Nook had great covers, this one is just OK.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the NOOK Tab E about a month ago and absolutely LOVE it. I previously had the NOOK 7 and although it was nice for reading, the screen proves to be a little small for other things I want to do with it. The Tab E is just about the perfect size for not just reading and surfing the web but also for playing games. I have a cover, but liked the one I had for the NOOK 7 as I could stand it upright, would be nice if they had one for the NOOK Tab E. The screen is large and loading is fast; the only problem I've had is when inserting a micro SD card as the cover doesn't stay shut. Other than that I am glad I took the plunge and purchased the larger NOOK.
geminiNE More than 1 year ago
Biggest problem for me is the buttons for showing previous screens and returning to the previous screen are now on the bottom when your holding the tablet in the portrait position. I don't have a cover (stand) yet so I'm constantly hitting those buttons when I hold it close. It's annoying but other than that I love the size and features.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Nook#2. Love everything about the device.
Anonymous 6 days ago
I love the nook but I am having hard time organizing my library
Anonymous 6 days ago
I love the nook but I am having hard time organizing my library
JShimkus 15 days ago
The "upgrades" you made to my two Nooks,Samsung A and E, the other day were so stupid and destructive, I am just disgusted with your company. First of all, I suddenly found I needed to logon to Samsung Galaxy E, which I had been happily using for about a year without this "security". This cute change of yours required either a Facebook or Google id. Fortunately, I found my hardly-used Google id. Make a few silly assumptions, don't you?? "Oh, yes, all our users have one of those ids! Uh-huh. They all do." As a retired computer "expert", I know just how that works! That done, I found that when I looked at my "library" on the E device, it was and still is empty except for some undesired items used as placeholders. . But on the "A" device it still contains the 604 books I have bought from your company at a cost of well over $2000. Those books had better not vanish. If they do I will file suit for breach of contract. I did find that if I wanted to put the book I was currently reading back on A, I would be expected to pay for it all over again!!! Why don't you at least try to correct this situation before I have to visit your store out in Creve Coeur and raise a fuss? I am 80 years old and really, really unhappy.