Samsung Galaxy Tab
An employee holds up a Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab tablet computer (L) and an Apple iPad as he poses at a store in Seoul August 27, 2012. Reuters/Lee Jae-Won

If latest reports are to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will come with an S-Pen when released. The highly-anticipated tablet is expected to be announced at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. The addition of the stylus will give more power to users and will also allow the tab to challenge Apple’s iPad, the current higher-end category leader. The Microsoft Surface Pro and iPad Pro, both work with their respective styluses, though users have to buy them separately.

The S-Pen will be shipped as part of a bundle with the tab. According to a report by SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is expected to sport a 9.6-inch display with screen resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB RAM, Android 7.0 Nougat, 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. While no price has yet been revealed by Samsung, the Galaxy Tab S3 could be price around $800. Additional accessories may include a Book cover case and a keyboard folio.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is expected to be released in both Wi-Fi and LTE variants. It is still unknown if the tab will be available at AT&T and T-Mobile. The Galaxy Tab may be released in South Korea first. The other major release for Samsung is its Galaxy S8 smartphone, which is a whole new deal altogether. The Galaxy Note 7 disaster has resulted in loss of consumer trust in the brand. Galaxy S8 will look to solve the issue. It won’t be formally announced at the MWC 2017 as Samsung is still fine-tuning the handset.

A Weibo leak has revealed two cases that reportedly belong to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. They more or less confirm the position of the fingerprint scanner as reported earlier by reliable tipster Evan Blass. In fact, a number of case leaks have been reported though none of them matched the leaked images shared by Blass. Now, the Weibo leak has shown cases for the 5.7-inch and a 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 smartphones. Both the handsets are expected to feature a Super AMOLED curved display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will either be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset or an Exynos 8895 SoC, depending on the region. Other expected features include 4/6GB RAM, Type-C USB ports, 3,250 mAh battery, 12MP rear camera and 5MP selfie camera. None of these specs have been confirmed by Samsung yet. During the MWC 2017, Samsung will show a short video and fans will get a 60-second glimpse of the highly-anticipated smartphone that will take on Apple iPhone 8, writes PhoneArena.