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

As per latest reports, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is slated to have a Sept. 1 or Sept. 2 release. The company’s Tab S series has some of the most affordable tablets and is a tough competitor to the iPad Mini and iPad Air lineup. There are also reports on the original Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4 and 10.5) receiving the high-anticipated Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.

According to HNGN, Samsung recently confirmed through its Colombian website that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will launch in Berlin, Germany, on Sept. 2 at an annual IFA event. The 8.0-inch and 9.7-inch versions will be made available at the event and rumours suggest that the tab will be slightly more advanced than its predecessor. It may also have an advanced processor.

The last-minute firmware update also suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is arriving sooner than expected. Moreover, it was only last week that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 received an official price cut giving fans all the more reasons to believe that the Galaxy Tab S3 is on the cards.

As per The Bitbag, both the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 variants will have a screen resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels and of course the Super AMOLED display technology. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core SoC is expected to power the tablet with four Cortex-A53 CPU and our Cortex-A72 CPU cores.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will surely get a big boost from its 3GB RAM and graphics will be taken care by the Adreno 510 GPU. Samsung may also reduce the weight and size of the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3. The tab will have a native storage space of 32GB and it is likely to be the base model due to no news on the 16GB variant. Users can expand the microSD storage capacity to 128GB.

The 8MP rear and the 2MP selfie cameras are also a perfect fit. Although the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 can run on the powerful Android 7.0 Nougat, rumours suggest that Samsung may make a last minute change to include the Android 6.0 Marshmallow for a more updated experience.