Samsung has finally announced their latest tablet the Galaxy Tab S3. Unlike a couple of years ago, Samsung along with other manufacturers have been slowing down on the tablet front. That said this MWC Samsung has decided to unveil three new tablets that aim at offering a high level of productivity. While the other two tablets (Galaxy Book 10 and Galaxy Book 12) are powered by Windows 10, the Galaxy Tab S3 is an iterative upgrade and runs on Android.
The design has also evolved and now the Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a glossy finish and adheres to the slim form factor of its predecessor. The tablet is fitted with a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display set at a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536. Under the hood, the tablet is powered by a Snapdragon 820 along with 4GB of RAM and offers four speakers. On the storage front, the device offers 32GB of internal memory along with a microSD card slot that can further accommodate up to 256GB. The Software is an amalgamation of Android Nougat and the Samsung TouchWiz.
Unlike the Tab S2, the S3 comes with a Stylus support but what is missing is a holster to store the tablet, no it doesn’t come with a magnetic strip. Keeping pace with the other tablets in the industry Samsung is also offering an optional keyboard case that attaches to the bottom of the tablet and since it doesn’t need to be charged frequently. One thing missing though is the backlighting.
The S-Pen has been optimized and it now comes with a new 0.7mm tip that is capable of detecting 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and will support note taking, capturing screen and also allowing users to edit videos in a jiffy. If you have observed keenly the Galaxy Tab S3 seems to be rivaling the iPad Pro with the same set of functionalities and features including the 9.7-inch display. Well, that said Samsung is yet to reveal the pricing for the Tab S3 and until then its difficult to see where it stands as opposed to an iPad.