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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 press photos leaked ahead of official announcement

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 press photos leaked ahead of official announcement

UPDATE: As stated in a follow-up tweet from Blass, the tablet in the images is actually the Tab A 10.1.

source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

Building on what seems to be one of Samsung's worst-kept secrets, famous tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) shared a few Galaxy Tab S3 press photos on Twitter earlier today.

According to several leaks and rumors, Samsung is getting ready to unveil the third iteration in its Galaxy Tab S line-up. The smaller of the two upcoming tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0, made an appearance at China's TENAA last month, revealing all of its hardware specifications. 

As the TENAA photos from early May revealed, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 doesn't come with any significant design or build differences when compared to its direct predecessor.

According to previous leaks, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 will draw its processing power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset, a mid-range SoC that includes four Cortex-A72 CPU cores, four Cortex-A53 CPU cores, and an Adreno 510 GPU. Other hardware specs are expected to include 3GB of RAM, 32GB of integrated storage, an 8MP primary camera, as well as a 2MP selfie sensor on the front. On the software front, the Galaxy Tab S3 tablets are expected to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

As was the case with the previous tablets in Samsung's Galaxy Tab S line-up, the Galaxy Tab S3 series is expected to feature high-resolution Super AMOLED panels. Leaks suggest that both the 8-inch and the 9.7-inch versions of the Tab S3 will make use of a 2048 x 1536 display resolution.

Looking at the leaked specs and photos, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 series will be nothing more than a slight upgrade over the Tab S2. However, there is hope that the Adreno 510 GPU inside the Snapdragon 652 will be better able to cope with the high display resolution than the Mali-T760 MP6 GPU featured by the Tab S2, which was one of the major drawbacks of the previous generation.

Given the rate at which Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 leaks are surfacing online, chances are that an official unveiling is right around the proverbial corner. 

What do you guys think of the Galaxy Tab S3 8.0? Were you hoping for Samsung to bring a significant hardware update to its high-end tablet series?

source: Evan Blass

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posted on 06 Jun 2016, 08:11 1

1. jdrch (Posts: 98; Member since: 08 Jul 2014)


No SD820? No mention of expandable storage? Why TH would anyone buy this? Better of waiting for the next Shield (which has its own problems, but at least its hardware features make it more useful).

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 08:42

6. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12262; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


It's a Tab, not a Note. lol. But it doesn't even have to have the SD820. Drop the 805 into it. The 805 has to be really cheap now.

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 09:26 1

11. UglyFrank (Posts: 1825; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The S805 hasn't been added to a new device since Amazon added it to the updated HDX ages ago. As soon as the S810 came out, no new devices had the S805.
Also the Tab S series was originally Samsung's premium tab series (the first gen had 2560*1600 screens and S800/E5420 (premium at the time), so these should have the S820 or E8890.

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 10:20

14. Ruturaj (Posts: 1472; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


I agree, CPU is good enough on this one, but GPU sucks.

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 16:23 1

23. JoshN (Posts: 191; Member since: 01 Apr 2015)


My Samsung GALAXY Tab S2 runs Every game buttery smooth so I don't see PhoneArena's point as the GPU on the Tab S2 is very good still and BTW it's either fake or photoshopped as those capacitive buttons ???

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 08:14 2

2. CoachPotato (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jun 2016)


I see they added the flash, but still its 4:3 which makes it useless because you are supposed to watch MEDIA on tablets. Most media today is 16:9. Not even surprised.

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 08:26 1

4. maherk (Posts: 4435; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Exactly my thoughts. I will never upgrade my tablet from my 16:9 Tab s 8.4 into a 4:3, no matter how much the specs, design, or price were tempting.

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 12:20

19. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


How do you know is 4.3
Your assuming right.?

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 14:46

22. KashunatoR (Posts: 28; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)


yep, 16/10 or I'm sticking with my Tab S 10.5.

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 22:22

24. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


Dude are you blind? THis isn't 4:3 like the Nexus 9 / iPad.

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 08:15 2

3. MartinR (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Fake look at the touch buttons!

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 08:57

10. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1245; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


yep, it's definitely fake.

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 08:30

5. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 322; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


It would be better if samsung had these specification:
- Snapdragon 820 or the tegra x1 processor with CPU cooling system.
- Fingerprint sensor on the home button.
- 64 or 128GB internal storage with 128GB expandable storage via MicroSD.
- Front Facing HD & HIFI Stereo Speakers
- 12MP Front facing camera and a 16MP OIS Back camera with Dual LED Flash
- MicroUSB ports and MicroSD port should be covered to prevent any liquid, dust, or insects from going inside the unit.

The screen resolution which was mentioned here is already fine. But since PPI wasn't mentioned. I prefer atleast 340PPi.

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 08:55

8. hwb01 (Posts: 351; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Fingerprint sensor will probably be there, it was on the Tab S2

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 08:49 2

7. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12262; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I will keep my original Tab S Samsung. Thanks for ruining what was a perfect tablet, The Galaxy Tab is meant to be a cheap model vs the Note 10.1. However, the Tab S is suppose me like a luxury model.

You ruined by drop the 2560x1600 resolution at 16:10 the same crappy resolution of the iPad and you dropped the size down to 9.7.

Samsung, when are you going to start putting 64GB/128GB into tablets? 32GB is a joke for a tablet no matter which OEM does it.

This is the S. It should have the same resolution as the Galaxy S. Same cameras, same internal storage, same fingerprint reader, similar materials and similar aesthetics.

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 13:28

20. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 355; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


If you want a true premium tablet below a laptop replacement, you have to buy an iPad.

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 14:04 1

21. phonearenarocks (Posts: 488; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


Though I may not agree with aesthetics and materials, Tab S2 looks and feels solid in hand. All others, bang on.

posted on 07 Jun 2016, 06:04

25. MDave (Posts: 123; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


And go back to an LCD display? Hahaha. No.

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 08:56

9. hwb01 (Posts: 351; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Where is a new Note tablet?

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 09:56

12. AndroidBoy21 (Posts: 72; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Dat specs

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 09:57

13. MDave (Posts: 123; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


This crap again? That's the refreshed Tab S2 and Samsung has been selling the 9.7 model for weeks!!!

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 12:15

18. Clars123 (Posts: 876; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


it's fake..look at the capacitive keys

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 10:35 1

15. WPX00 (Posts: 398; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


That is not an S tablet. S tabs have 4 by 3 displays this is 16 by 10. This would be a Tab E or J if I had to guess.

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 11:14

16. adsg48 (Posts: 79; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


Again 4:3 ? ... just want a tab s like 8 inch 16:9 galaxy tab from Samsung

posted on 06 Jun 2016, 11:39

17. MDave (Posts: 123; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


The Tab S is not 16:9.

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