With the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 series smartphones the company has always proved itself to be the best during MWC 2017 in Barcelona to showcase the next generation Galaxy tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, alongside the Samsung Galaxy Book.
Here find all what you wish to know of Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is similar in design to its predecessor, albeit more refined than the 2016 variant with a matte metal unibody. Measuring in at 237.3 x 169 x 6mm and weighing only 429g (or 434g if you opt for the LTE-enabled variant), the Tab S3 is sleek and lightweight and is thinner, smaller and lighter than Apple’s 9.7in iPad Pro despite featuring the same size display, at 9.7in.
You will find the addition of quad-stereo speakers in Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 around the edges of the tablet, specially tuned by AKG by Harman for what Samsung calls a premium listening experience. This should improve not only music playback, but should also provide a more immersive gaming experience with crisp, stereo audio.
In terms of colour options, you will find two standard colours: Black, or silver.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 also comes with what Samsung calls a “refined” S Pen. The pen features a smaller 0.7mm tip with increased pressure sensitivity for a more natural writing experience, while also coming with new features like the ability to quickly scribble notes on the display while it’s off using Screen Off Memo.
In true Samsung fashion, the Tab S3 sports a 9.7in Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 that’s bright and crisp. According to Samsung, the Tab S3 offers a “cinema-like experience” that offers not only 4K playback, but support for 10bit coloured HDR from the likes of Amazon Prime Video and other streaming services. That should provide users with vivid, true-to-life colours.
Beyond the impressive display, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 features a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU comprised of two 2.15GHz cores and two 1.6GHz cores along with 4GB of RAM. The tablet should be incredibly responsive, and thanks to the inclusion of the Vulkan API, gaming on the Tab S3 should be a joy. On the storage front, there’s only one option: 32GB, although that’s expandable up to 256GB with the inclusion of a microSD card slot.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 features a rear-facing 13Mp camera with auto focus and flash, along with a 5Mp front facing camera for those high quality selfies and video calls.
There’s also a whopping 6,000mAh battery inside to keep it powered for longer than the Tab S2, and with support for fast charging, you can stay untethered from the wall for longer periods. Battery life is rated at around 10 hours with fast-charging through the USB-C port.
On the software side of things, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will feature Android 7.0 Nougat along with Samsung Flow. Samsung Flow uses biometric authentication with the built-in fingerprint scanner of the Tab S3 to tether compatible devices to share not only documents but also texts, allowing you to stay connected whether using a tablet or a smartphone.
The Tablet with the S Pen costs US$599 and AU$780 (at the time of writing). You can buy online from Amazon too.