Samsung has made many eye-catching announcements at the Mobile World Congress. One of the most noticeable ones is the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3. The new tab is breathtakingly beautiful, with an all glass back and metal frame, it has a very premium fell to it.
The new Tab S3 is set to be HDR ready with its AMOLED display, though what HDR standard is adopted is not specified. It also has quad speakers tuned by the likes of Harman Kardon and AKG, and it is claimed that these auto calibrated speakers will sense the orientation of the device and modify the sound output to get more of a theater-like experience.
The Galaxy Tab S3 comes with an S-pen in the box, though the keyboard is sold separately. It comes with 32 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM and has 2.15 and 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor. Front and back cameras are 13 Megapixel and 5 Megapixel respectively allowing for some decent photography.
The Tab S3 boasts Android 7.0 Nougat and a 6,000 mAh battery. However, unlike its predecessor the Galaxy Tab S2 that came in two variants: 9.7 inches and 8 inches, the Galaxy Tab S3 will not have a pocket-friendly version and will stick to only having a 9.7-inch screen available for sale.
The Android Tablet market had been considered dead for quite some time now, with no new worthy entries. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hopes to change that and is pitted directly against the likes of iPad Pro.
It has a similar appeal and, according to a premature leak by Best Buy, is expected to priced somewhere near $600. The inclusion of HDR readiness, S-pen and a shift to a more lux glass feel is a needed fresher for the Galaxy tab series.