Meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 (Update: Nope)
Update: The tablet seen below is not a Galaxy Tab S3 after all, it's just a refreshed Tab S2.
Earlier this year, it's been discovered that the Tab S3 8.0 has the model number SM-T719, and the Tab S3 9.7 has the model number SM-T813. While we don't know exactly when the two new devices will be officially unveiled, we can already take a look at the Galaxy Tab S3 8.0. The new 8-inch tablet was just approved by China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (as the Samsung SM-T719C), which shared not just photos of it, but also most of its specs.
The Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 doesn't look too different from the Tab S2 8.0, and has the same dimensions (198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6 mm) and weight (272 grams) as the older model. The only things that seem to be different are the fact that the Tab S3 8.0 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and is powered by an octa-core 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 652 processor (while the Tab S2 has an octa-core 1.9 GHz Exynos Octa 5433 inside). Other than that, the Tab S3 features a similar 1536 x 2048 pixels AMOLED display, 8 MP and 2 MP cameras (rear and front), 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 4000 mAh battery.
All in all, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 doesn't appear to be much of an upgrade over the S2. But maybe its price will be hard to beat? We'll let you know when we find out.