Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 spotted with S Pen stylus, Snapdragon 820 processor & no size variants

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A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab tablet computer is displayed at a store in Seoul August 27, 2012. Reuters/Lee Jae-Won

Let’s talk about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 that will be announced on Feb. 26 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. If you are eagerly waiting for the device and want to know more about its specs, you are at luck. Recently leaked images of the device have shown that even though the tab will look more or less the same as the Galaxy Tab S2, it will be accompanied by an S Pen stylus. However, a lack of stylus cradle indicates that it will be available as a separate accessory.

According to PhoneArena, WinFuture was the first to report the leaks and now it is believed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will come with a 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage space 12MP + 5MP camera combo for rear and front and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Another very important aspect of the WinFuture leak is that the report states the tab won’t come in multiple sizes. Thus, a 9.7-inch device is most likely along with a screen resolution of 1.536 x 2.048 pixels along with Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi + LTE flavours and Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

Certain reports claim that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3LTE model may cost US$500 (AU$650 approx). Tech Radar has however stated that even if Samsung announces the Galaxy Tab S3 in February, fans may not get their hands on it anytime soon. This is because the Galaxy Tab S2 took over three months to release after being announced. Bluetooth and FCC certifications, however, prove that the device is almost complete and ready to be released. Interestingly, Naver News states that the Galaxy Tab S3 will be a 9.6-inch device with a 2,048 x 1,536 display.

The same source, however, confirms a Snapdragon 820 chip, 4GB RAM, 12MP camera, Wi-Fi and LTE models and Android Nougat OS. The Galaxy Tab S3 could come with a metal frame and plastic back, as per the leaked images. They also show the Samsung logo above the display, black bezels around the screen and a physical home button below, flanked by multitask and back keys. All these are the same as Galaxy Tab S2. The only difference is the presence of the S Pen Stylus.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has been an overachiever, praised by fans and critics alike. It has its limitations but it’s a great device nonetheless. Expectations are thus high for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the device’s release date, specs and features.

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