Samsung released a teaser image of its upcoming high-end tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3, a few days ago. The South Korean electronics giant is expected to unveil the Galaxy Tab S3 at it MWC event on February 26. However, we have an early scoop for you. We’ve managed to bag an image of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 ahead of its official unveiling along with its complete specifications. So, let’s dive straight in!
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Image
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Full Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 features a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels (4:3 aspect ratio), which is also capable of playing back HDR content. It’s safe to bet that the screen can reach a peak brightness of 1,000 nits, just like the Galaxy Note 7. The tablet comes bundled with an S Pen stylus. The Galaxy Tab S3 runs Android 7.0 (Nougat)-based TouchWiz UX and is powered by a 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. There’s a storage expansion slot that can support up to 256GB microSD cards.
The Galaxy Tab S3 features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Samsung has also equipped its new high-end tablet with four AKG-tuned loudspeakers, two of which are at the top and two at the bottom of the device (if held upright). AKG is a subsidiary of Harman International, which means the Tab S3 should offer an audio experience previously unseen on a Samsung tablet. There’s a front-facing physical home button that also doubles up as a fingerprint scanner for user authentication and other security purposes.
The tablet is just 6mm thin (169 x 237.3 x 6mm) and weighs 429 grams (the LTE variant weighs 434 grams). In terms of connectivity, there’s dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps), Bluetooth, USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack among others. It packs in a 6,000mAh battery with Adaptive Fast Charging technology. Samsung has also designed a dedicated keyboard case for the Galaxy Tab S3, which connects to the tablet through pogo pins. However, it will not be bundled with the tablet, so you will have to buy it separately. The price of the tablet or the keyboard accessory is currently unknown.
What do you think? Is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 a good match for the Apple iPad Pro?