While Samsung has confirmed it will not be showcasing the flagship Galaxy S8 at the MWC 2017, the company is also drawing attention for another device, rumored to be the Galaxy Tab S3. The company has hinted at the launch of the tab at the MWC in one of its teasers. A recent leak had suggested that the Galaxy Tab S3 will come with a magnetic dock for keyboard accessory. Now, a new leaked render of the device also confirms this feature.
Leakster Evan Blass has shared render of the Galaxy Tab S3 featuring physical QWERTY keyboard attached to the tablet. The keyboard was attached to the tablet at the same area where the magnetic dock was seen in the recently leaked user manual. The Galaxy Tab S3 shown in the render also maintains the same look and design as in the previously leaked images.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with the S-Pen and keyboard accessory support is likely to compete against Apple’s iPad Pro, which already comes with the said features. There is no mention, however, whether the Galaxy Tab S3 will feature a Smart Cover for the keyboard like the iPad Pro. But like the iPad Pro, the Galaxy Tab S3 will also not have a dedicated slot for the S-Pen. ALSO READ: Apple iPad Pro Review: The perfect iPad, almost
The S-Pen, which is one of the main highlights of the Galaxy Tab S3, will come with features like accessing the Air Command panel, ‘smart select’, write or doodle on screenshots, and more. The S-Pen is also said to translate text on-the-go, but only when connected to the Wi-Fi. In addition to this, the S-Pen will also allow the user to write memos on the screen even when the screen is turned off. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 leaked user manual confirms optional S-Pen stylus
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 specifications
Accumulating past rumors and leaks, we can expect Samsung to launch two variants of the Galaxy Tab S3. One of the variants of the tablet will come with LTE support while the other would be with Wi-Fi support only. The Galaxy Tab S3 will most likely feature a 9.6-inch AMOLED display with spilling edges, as seen in the Galaxy S7 edge. The tablet’s display will offer 2048×1536 pixels resolution and will have an aspect ratio of 4:3. At the core, it will possibly run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. There are some reports which suggest the Snapdragon 652 chipset instead, along with Adreno 510 GPU for the Galaxy Tab S3. The storage options on the tablet could be 32GB and 128GB. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 design detailed in new leaked images ahead of MWC 2017
In the photography department, the Galaxy Tab S3 is expected to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera. Up front, the tablet could house a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The connectivity options on the tablet would be USB Type-C support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3.5mm audio jack. The Home button on the Galaxy Tab S3 is also expected to double as a fingerprint sensor. For power, the Galaxy Tab S3 could use a 5,870mAh battery. On the software front, it is expected to run on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box.