Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab (front) and Apple's iPad are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul May 13, 2013. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

Despite the decline in popularity of tabs, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has generated a lot of buzz. Now, certain leaked specs from GFXBench have added fuel to fire. This could be the year of the tablet’s return as many manufacturers are coming up with high-powered tablets to capture peoples’ attention once again. The Galaxy Tab S3 is definitely one of them. It will be a 9.7-inch device QXGA (2048×1536) display, similar to iPad’s Retina display. The device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and will have 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

According to the leak, reported by Android Community, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will reportedly have an Adreno 530 GPU, 13MP primary camera and 5MP front camera. Even though the processor is a bit old, it is still pretty powerful. The primary camera will come with features such as autofocus, touch focus, HDR, flash and face detection. The operating system the tab will come with is Android 7.0 Nougat.

As Samsung has confirmed that it will not be releasing the Galaxy S8 flagship at the MWC 2017, all attention may be on the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Meanwhile, latest reports suggest that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is getting Android 7.0 Nougat update soon. In December 2016, the tab was spotted running on the Nougat OS in GFXBench. The tab is available in 8-inch and 9.7-inch variants. When the Galaxy Tab S2 was launched in 2015, it came with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has now been spotted on the organization that certifies Wi-Fi products, Wi-Fi Alliance, reports Tech Times. It has certified quite a few variants running on Android 7.0 Nougat and that includes model numbers SM-T815 and SM-T817 (international versions of Galaxy Tab S2 9.7). It has also certified models running on individual carriers in the US such as Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and more. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and S2.