There is no doubt that Samsung has always been a rival to Apple in the tablet market and its S series of tablets has been sold as the direct alternative to Apple’s iPad, the one who started the tablet trend. And now, the South Korean smartphone giant is ready to take on Apple with its new Galaxy Tab S3.
The new tablet has a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 2048×1536 screen resolution had it run on the Android 7.0. Storage wise, the tablet ships with 32 GB of internal storage (same as the Galaxy S7) but it can be expanded using a MicroSD card (again, Same as the Galaxy S7) the tablet has 4 GB of RAM and Samsung has used a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 to power the device.
In shooting department, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera with a 5 megapixel one on the front for selfies. Also, there is a 6000 mAh battery that supports quick charging.
VentureBeat reported that device would cost $600 which is $200 more than its predecessor, the Tab S2. But if you want to use the device for some productivity, you may also want to get yourself a Pogo Keyboard which will cost you an additional $130. Add them both, and you will be getting a complete S3 setup for $730 which is directly competitive with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
While the tablet looks premium and it has some powerful hardware under the hood, one thing that concerns me about the device is its software. Just like Google’s Pixel C tablet, the Tab S3 runs Android which is lacking when it come to having proper tablet optimized apps.
If you want to pre-order the tablet, you should keep that in mind too.