Samsung has been silent on the Galaxy Tab S3 front though reports suggest the company is working on the tab and may wither release the device either this year end or 2017.

Fans were thoroughly disappointed when Samsung did not mention the tablet at the IFA Berlin event. It’s one of the most-anticipated Samsung gadgets and fans are naturally eager to know when it would be released.

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However, Samsung has already applied for an FCC certification as all tablets and smartphones must be officially approved by the FCC. It is USA's highest certification board for telecommunications devices, writes Mobile & Apps.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 leaked design suggested that it’s no different from its predecessor. Evan Blass uploaded a photo on his Twitter account of the leaked image and it appeared that the display’s aspect ratio is back to 16:10 from the previous 4:3. This change may not be liked by many who like a squarer tablet.

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It is rumoured that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will sport a 4K display and AMOLED screen with an 8-inch and 9.7-inch variant. Similar to the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy Tab S3 may come with an octa-core Exynos 8890 processor. However, some tech experts believe Samsung is more likely to incorporate a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

Other specifications would include a 32GB/64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 8MP rear/2MP front cameras, USB Type-C ports and Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 operating system that can be upgraded to the Android 7.0 Nougat system. The widely-anticipated tab may also be water-resistant.

The 8-inch Galaxy Tab S3 is expected to have a battery capacity of 4,000 mAh whereas the 9.7-inch variant could sport a 5,870 mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is expected to be priced at US$420 (AU$557).

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