Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 release date, news & update: March 2017 launch speculated; Device may come in 2 display variants

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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

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is rumoured to be launched in March 2017. The Korean tech giant is going through a tough phase as it had to recall all of its Galaxy Note 7 units due to battery issues. It has lost hundreds of customers who were left shocked and disappointed. Now, the company is planning to bounce back into the competition with some top-class products.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 was expected to be launched in September but the company decided to focus solely on the Note 7 handsets that eventually ended in utter disappointment. Now, tech enthusiasts believe that the Galaxy Tab S3 will be launched with the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 in the first quarter of 2017.

Moreover, Samsung is reportedly offering discounts on its Galaxy Tab S2 devices. The device that was originally priced at US$399 (AU$530) is now being offered for US$250 (AU$330). This indicates Samsung is trying to sell as many Galaxy Tab S2s before launching the Galaxy Tab S3.

However, these are mere speculations and the company has not conformed anything up to now. As far as the specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 are concerned, it may come in two variants, one the Wi-Fi model and the other, an LTE model, writes Sam Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 tab is expected to come with an 8-inch display and a 9.7-inch display with an upgraded screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. There have been reports of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset, 32GB internal storage, a microSD slot and AMOLED technology.

The Galaxy Tab S3 is expected to run on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and the smaller version will have a 4,000 mAh battery whereas the bigger one a 5,870 mAh battery. However, NEUROGADGET reported that the tabs will initially come with Android Marshmallow out of the box but could be upgraded to the Nougat operating system.

An 8MP primary camera and 2MP secondary camera are expected in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. USB Type-C ports for faster data transfer and charging may also be included.

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