Samsung is preparing to launch a new line of smartphones and tablets at the Mobile World Congress 2017. The event starts on February 27, and like many other companies, Samsung will be showing its new tablets. While that is in works, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 pays a quick visit at the Geekbench to reveal details about its innards.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will house a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 chipset with four cores clocked at 1.59GHz. This chipset teams with 4GB of RAM. By default, the tablet runs Android 7.0 Nougat.
Now this combination surprises us a bit. We reported last month that the Galaxy Tab S3 with model number SM-T820 would house an Exynos 7420 chipset. Meanwhile, the SM-T825 would be the 4G LTE+Wi-Fi version. So there would be two variants, one with the Exynos 7420 for select markets including India, while the one with Snapdragon 820 would be released in China and the US.
The Galaxy Tab S3 will run Android 7.0 Nougat with a layer of Samsung’s Magazine UX on top of it. Samsung will use UFS 2.0 based onboard storage to provide faster read and write experience. That will happen using the new USB Type-C port at the bottom of all variants.
Samsung has already put out a teaser indicating the Galaxy Tab series models set to launch at the Mobile World Congress 2017 on February 26 in Barcelona, Spain. Stay tuned to know more about the pricing and availability of the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet.