Even as MWC 2017 is inching closer, rumors and leaks for the highly awaited Samsung Tab S3 are also pouring in at a faster pace. Shortly after rumors of Galaxy Tab S3 launching with S-Pen surfaced, what is believed to be the live images of the tablet have now emerged online. The images of the Galaxy Tab S3 have been spotted on Taiwan’s National Communication Propagation Committee where the device was submitted for regulatory approval prior to its expected launch at MWC 2017.
According to the listing on Sammobile, Samsung may release the Wi-Fi-only model of the Galaxy Tab S3 in the country. The live images are in line with the leaks we have come across so far. The images show a Tab S3 featuring metal and glass body. Up front you will notice a home button that is most-likely to double-up as a fingerprint scanner.
While the tablet looks almost exactly like its predecessor Galaxy Tab S2, there is one notable novelty that comes with the Tab S3, which is support for the S Pen stylus. Rumors in the past have suggested that the S-Pen will be launched as an optional accessory which will make it easy for users to access frequently used apps or taking notes. The S-Pen is said to further translate on-the-go by just hovering the pen over a word to translate it. However, the device needs to be connected to Wi-Fi to use the feature.
Galaxy Tab S3 features and specifications
From what we know so far, there will be two variants of the Galaxy Tab S3; out of which one will come with LTE support. The Galaxy Tab S3 is likely to feature a 9.6-inch AMOLED display with spilling edges, similar to the S7 edge. It will offer 2048×1536 pixels resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S3 is likely to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/128GB internal storage. Some reports indicate that it could come powered by a Snapdragon 652 chipset with Adreno 510 GPU. However, the latest rumors suggests that the tablet will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. It is further likely to feature 32GB/128GB of internal storage. The tablet is further speculated to come with a 12-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video-calling.
In terms of connectivity, the tablet is expected to support Type-C, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It is also expected to come with a fingerprint sensor embedded in the front home button. It is rumored to be armed with a 5,870mAh battery. It is expected to run the latest Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box.