It has been a long time since a high-end android tablet like Pixel C was released. As smartphones get bigger and more powerful tablets, that were once a hit with the public, have now become less common and preferred. Most of the new tablets released in the recent past have been aimed at budget buyers or children. However now as Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has been postponed till spring it is pretty clear that Samsung will be bringing a high-end tablet to the market at the MWC 2017.
It will be a huge upgrade from Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 that has been in the market since 2015. Samsung has had a lot of time to work on its flagship tablet.
The Tab S2 had come in two sizes 8 inches and 9.7 inches. However, according to a report from South Korea-based Naver News, the Galaxy Tab S3 will come in just one bigger size 9.6 inches with 2048×1536 display. A recent leak on German-based WinFuture.de, the flagship product will be identical in design to its predecessor, with a pill-shaped home button/fingerprint scanner with a pair of standard navigation buttons on the sides. It will, however, be thinner that the Galaxy S2.
The Galaxy Tab S3 may look similar to its predecessor but it will come with many upgrades. It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, an upgrade from the earlier Exynos chip. It will get a 4 GB RAM (there was 3GB in Galaxy S2) and it will be equipped with a 12 MP rear and 5 MP front camera ( 8MP and 2 MP in Galaxy S2). The Galaxy S2 will run on Android Nougat, though it is yet to be seen if Samsung will add some additional features to it for the larger screen size.
The best inclusion in the Galaxy S3 will be the S Pen. While it isn’t the first Samsung tablet to come with a stylus, it will be the first in the Galaxy Tab S line to sport it. Sammobile has reported that the tablet won’t come with a slot for the stylus, and the S Pen will come in the box with the product.
Samsung has announced that the new device will be revealed at MWC on Feb. 26 at 7:00 pm CET (1 p.m. EST) at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. The Naver report stated that the Galaxy Tab S3 will be priced a bit more than the S2 ($500) at somewhere around $600.