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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with 9.7-inch HDR display, S Pen support launched at MWC 2017: Specifications and features

The Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch finally gets a worthy competitor in the form of Samsung Tab S3.

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It’s been a busy day today, with the likes of LG, Huawei, Nokia and Lenovo-owned Motorola announcing their new smartphones. Samsung also hosted an event to unveil a new product, but sadly, it wasn’t the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. While Samsung will be hosting a separate event sometime next month for the Galaxy S8, today the company unveiled a new tablet – the Galaxy Tab S3. Successor to the Galaxy Tab 2, the new tablet comes with a lot of improvements and will be competing with the Apple iPad Pro.

For the Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung seems to have left no stone unturned. One of the main changes comes in the form of support for S Pen stylus to quickly let you doodle stuff and take notes. Samsung has also added support for an external keyboard that connects with the help of pogo pins. However, it’s not a bundled accessory, but needs to be purchased separately.

Talking about the design, you have the selfie camera module above the display, whereas the capacitive buttons for app switcher and back are placed at the bottom. Between these buttons is a physical home button, which also doubles as a fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. The right edge houses a power / sleep button and the volume rocker. The tablet has four speakers, out of which two are placed at the bottom. Along the bottom you also have 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. The Galaxy Tab S3 has dimensions of 169x237x60mm and weighs 429grams (Wi-Fi variant) / 434grams (LTE variant). ALSO READ: LG G6: From 18:9 FullVision display, Google Assistant to dual-rear cameras, here are top 8 features

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Specifications and Features

The tablet sports a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED QXGA display running at a resolution 2048×1536 pixels and aspect ratio of 4:3. Samsung has fitted the best possible display, and it supports playback of HDR content too. The tablet is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 quad-core SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. A microSD card slot is also present for further expansion up to 256GB. ALSO READ: Moto G5, G5 Plus launched at MWC 2017: Specifications and features

In the photography department, you have a 13-megapixel auto-focus camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and selfies. The tablet is fuelled by a 6,000mAh battery with fast charging support. Samsung says, the battery can offer runtime of up to 12 hours. On the connectivity front, you have Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS and USB Type-C 3.1 for charging and data transfer. The cellular variant supports LTE Cat.6 with maximum speeds up to 300Mbps. ALSO READ: Nokia 3310, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and Nokia 6 global variant launched at MWC 2017: Price, specifications and features

On the software front, the Galaxy Tab S3 runs Android 7.0 Nougat-based TouchWiz UX. The Vulkan API that we’ve seen on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note 7 is also present on the tablet for better graphics performance. Samsung has also added

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  • Published Date: February 27, 2017 12:54 AM IST
  • Updated Date: February 27, 2017 1:13 AM IST


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