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Samsung sends out MWC 2017 invite, could launch the Galaxy Tab S3

Samsung’s MWC 2017 invite hints at a possible tablet launch, which could be the rumored Galaxy Tab S3.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 MWC 2017 launch

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 had received FCC certification just yesterday which confirmed that a possible launch was near. We could finally be witnessing the launch of the Galaxy Tab S3, thanks to an invite shared by Samsung. Posted on their social media handle, Samsung’s invite is for their press conference at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2017 event in Barcelona. The South Korean giant has teased a tablet as the device to be unveiled, with all eyes pointing to the Galaxy Tab S3.

Samsung’s press conference will be a pre-MWC event as it will take place on February 26, and is scheduled to begin at 7.00PM CET (11.30PM IST). The invite more or less confirms that we would be finally seeing the Galaxy Tab S3 in action. The very recent FCC certification for the Galaxy Tab S3 revealed that there would be a model with both Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity as well. A representational sketch was also shown depicting the Galaxy Tab S3 with a single rear-facing camera lens on the top and the Samsung logo placed below it.

Recent leaked photos have also shown the Galaxy Tab S3 housing a home button on the front which is said to double up as a fingerprint scanner. While all the rumors and leaks point out to the Galaxy Tab S3 being a minor upgrade to the Galaxy tab S2, we’re yet to see if Samsung brings something exciting to the plate.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 specifications

The Galaxy Tab S3 is expected to launch in two variants — one with an 8-inch display, and the other with a 9.7-inch display. At the core of the tablet is likely to be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 chipset paired with Adreno 510 GPU. Some reports hint at a Snapdragon 820 chipset as well. In terms of memory, the Galaxy Tab S3 could come with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and with onboard storage of 32GB. The storage could be expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card.

For photography, the Galaxy Tab S3 could most likely sport a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. On the software front, the tablet will possibly run on Android 7.0 Nougat. The tablet bearing model number SM-T820 is said to feature Wi-Fi connectivity only, whereas the variant with model number SM-T825 will feature both Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity as well. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is reported to be thinner than its predecessor and will come with “enhanced portability” whose details have not been elaborated. ALSO READ: Next-gen Level in ANC wireless headphones rumored to launch with the Samsung Galaxy S8

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  • Published Date: February 1, 2017 11:01 AM IST


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