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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 (SM-T819) may look a lot like the Galaxy Tab S2

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 (SM-T819) may look a lot like the Galaxy Tab S2
Last year's Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 might soon get successors - most probably called Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S3 9.7.

Not long ago, we heard that the upcoming Tab S3 slates should be powered by Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, while sporting 1536 x 2048 pixels displays (obviously measuring 8 inches and 9.7 inches, respectively). The tablets are also expected to feature 3 GB of RAM, 8 MP rear cameras, 2 MP front-facing cameras, and at least 32 GB of internal memory. Save for the newer processor, these specs are pretty much identical to those of the Galaxy S2 series.

Of course, the Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 will run Android Marshmallow out of the box, but what about their design? Well, according to a sketch published by the FCC, which recently approved the Tab S3 9.7 (model number SM-T819), the new slates may look a lot like the S2 tablets. Or at least that's what we can assume seeing the Tab S3 9.7 blueprint included below.

The FCC reveals that the Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 features AT&T-compatible LTE (bands 2, 4, and 17), so maybe the second largest US carrier will launch the tablet at some point. We'll let you know more about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy slates when new info arrives.


source: FCC via Roland Quandt (Twitter)

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posted on 21 Mar 2016, 20:51

1. BradyCrack (Posts: 730; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Ahem.. iPad pro

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 20:57 3

3. ibend (Posts: 5056; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


samsung already have notePRO tablet line to battle with iPad pro (still no newer version tough)
while this one only serve as midranger tablet

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 21:30

7. BradyCrack (Posts: 730; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


I'm talking about the new iPad pro.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 05:05 1

41. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Then try speaking in complete sentences so what you're trying to say is more obvious.

posted on 06 Apr 2016, 03:48

43. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Better stop smoking crack Brady.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 22:07 3

13. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1946; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Don't ever forget that Apple invented rectangles with rounded corners and a screen in front of it.

posted on 22 May 2016, 06:34

44. jdmillest (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


might as well add glass front and glass back, oh and also aluminum, metal. seems like any android phone that comes out with it way before apple did it and now seems to copy them.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 02:30 3

24. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


No thanks...

Android > iOS.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 20:57 13

2. emcdonald75 (Posts: 108; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Am I the only one confused by the thinking behind the Samsung tablets? Why does Samsung refuse to put the more powerful Snapdragon/Exynos CPU chipsets and GPUs in their tablets? I would think that the tablets need more CPU/GPU processing power than the phones.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 21:00 1

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 2065; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Maybe they'll sell them cheaper than the ipad pro and they would just want to compete with ipad air 2

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 22:48 5

16. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Because Samsung doesn't know how to make tablets. They only know how to make phones.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 02:30 8

25. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


It took years for Apple to finally bring out multitasking; Samsung's been doing it for years.

Multitasking is a no-brainer on a big screen.

Samsung doesn't know how to make tablets? Or is it Apple...

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 09:22 1

36. MrHate (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


We have a Galaxy Tab S2 in the house and oh boy compared to the iPad Air it is utterly garbage. Just lagging all the time a little bit and so much less fun to use because of that than the iPad Air.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 06:16 3

42. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


Thank you MrHate.

As a Tab S owner, I doubt you even have one.

My younger sister's iPad is a joke / toy compared to the TAb S.

posted on 22 May 2016, 08:15

45. jdmillest (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


what so fun about ipad?

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 06:56

35. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1507; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


I'm confused by their lineup too. IMO Tab A and Budget Tab should be the standard. Samsung should include powerful components in Tab A. Tab E is a waste along with others.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 21:20 1

5. havoc (Posts: 91; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


They are making a cheaper alternatives to ipad, because lets admit it, its very expensive.
Knowing that people rather want to buy a laptop than a tablet nowadays, nobody would buy a tablet if its price higher or equal to a tablet except if youre a fanboy though.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 21:28 1

6. Luuthian (Posts: 247; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


You're sure everyone would rather buy a laptop? I mean, I would, but there's still a strong market for tablets. It's just that, like laptops, people aren't prone to updating them very often.

This seems more like an attempt to price themselves below Apple to come off as an attractive alternative, not a direct move to fight the laptop market.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 23:34

17. AlikMalix (Posts: 6276; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Great post!!!

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 22:32

15. AlikMalix (Posts: 6276; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


@havoc

Why is iPad the best selling tablet? everyone of those millions on people is a fanboy, or did my grandma is an isheep? Well? (cue the Apple advertising drivel)

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 21:33 4

8. UglyFrank (Posts: 1720; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Weaker GPU than it's predecessor.....
Why is it only apple that cares about the tablet market (not including windows tablets).
It wouldn't hurt Samsung to release a 16:10 or 3:2 tablet with a good design, 4 Mongoose cores & 4 A35s with a T880MP16.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 21:49 1

11. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2706; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


No its not, the Adreno 510 is acually slightly better the M-T760 MP6, not enough to be considered and upgrade of course.
https://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx40&did1=28777821&os1=Android&api1=gl&hwtype1=GPU&hwname1=Qualcomm+Adreno+%28TM%29+510&D2=Samsung+Galaxy+Note+Edge+%28Mali-T760%2C+SM-N915x%29 (don't worry I picked the best scores for each on a QHD screen)

Idk why Sammy doesn't care about it's tablets, they should have tried to get the Tegra X1 for their next flagship tablet.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 01:22

18. Macready (Posts: 1122; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Based on that comparison, the Exynos 5433 GPU is actually a bit faster in Manhattan and T-Rex, as is visible in the offscreen (1080p) scores. Keep in mind that the Note Edge pushes a 2560x1600 native resolution while th P008 just sports 2048x1536, thus the former having to render 30% more pixels natively, while the difference in GFXBench is far less than that.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 01:32

19. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2706; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


https://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx40&did1=29926175&os1=Android&api1=gl&hwtype1=GPU&hwname1=Qualcomm+Adreno+%28TM%29+510&D2=Samsung+Galaxy+Note+Edge+%28Mali-T760%2C+SM-N915x%29

Still has a better score, Samsung device vs Samsung device. onscreen scores are what matter, not off.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 01:56

20. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Mali-T760? Doesn't the Galaxy Note Edge feature a Snapdragon 805 chipset?

GSMArena says 2.7 GHz quad-core Krait 450 and Adreno 420.

WTF

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 02:04 1

21. Macready (Posts: 1122; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Still apples and oranges. Not sure why you keep comparing a 2560x1600 onscreen resolution with a 2048x1536 one. That's still a 30% extra GPU taxation for the former. Hence why offscreen is more telling here too.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 02:10

22. Macready (Posts: 1122; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Here's the S3 vs S2 :
https://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx40&did1=29926175&os1=Android&api1=gl&hwtype1=GPU&hwname1=Qualcomm+Adreno+%28TM%29+510&D2=Samsung+Galaxy+Tab+S+2+9.7+%28SM-T810%2C+SM-T815%2C+SM-T817%29

Same resolution and thus both onscreen and offscreen results are equal or better for the Mali in the S2 for Manhattan and T-Rex.

Based on the name, it seems like an S2 Light though.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 02:20

23. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2706; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Fact is, I don't give a damn about the Galaxy tab or it's SOCs so i'm done.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 11:28

37. jalebi2000 (Posts: 180; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


Offscreen scores are what matters when we compare GPU, on screens are more useful for device to device comparisons.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 21:39 5

9. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2706; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Samsung needs to step up their tablet game because these aren't even close to competing with the iPad Air 2 and definitely not the new Pro. The iPad's soc just destroys everything else, perhaps Samsung should be looking to Nvidia for the X1 instead of Qualcomm and their Sd652 for their new tablets.

I know a tablet isn't suppose to replace a laptop but it should at least be more powerful than your phone.

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