Meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 (Update: Nope)

Meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 (Update: Nope)
Samsung is getting ready to announce two new tablets that will succeed the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Tab S2 9.7 from 2015. Like their predecessors, the new slates will sport screens of 8 inches and 9.7 inches, respectively, most likely being called Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S3 9.7

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.


source: TENAA

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15 Comments

1. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

I like the s1 design better than s2 and s3

2. Switch00

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I totally agree. Absolutely no reason to upgrade from s1. Btw this smarphone/tablet game is becoming extremely boring. Once, the design of electronic devices meant something. You sometimes bought new device just because i looked that amazing. Nowadays, they all basically look the same. Upgrade after upgrade. Better specs with years are logical.

7. Krjal

Posts: 423; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I'm still rocking the S1 too. These 'upgrades' are strangely weak. I hope Samsung releases a true successor to the Tab S series soon. I'm still more than happy with my 8.4 but I won't say no to an upgrade if it *is* actually an upgrade.

12. rishav20193

Posts: 240; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

yups....a true successor like with exynos 8890, 2k display, 4 gb of ram, 128 gb of internal with sd card !! may be water resistant & all

5. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I think this is the Tab S2 Value Edition which is the tradition of Samsung instead of Tab S3, because the variant name change is minor (T-719 vs current T710, T715) The source didn't call it Tab S3. Only PhoneArena. PA pls add less personal and non-sense "prediction".

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Would be nice if they added fast and wireless charging....

4. scarface21173

Posts: 645; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Yeah fast charging and waterproof would of been a nice upgrade. They might aswel put the snapdragon 820 in there aswel. These tablets are not cheap.

6. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

I'll keep my Tab S2 8.0 for now ☺

8. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I think it's refresh version of tab s2. It's not tab s3.....

9. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Samsung Galaxy tab s2 still way better then this, Samsung and other OEM seem to have given up on tablets and competing with the iPad.

10. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i think there is no evidence that it's tabs3 it's just refresh version of tab s2 for china tab s3 is coming later

11. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

That's not the Tab S3. Stop clickbaiting and I'll stop adblocking...

13. maverickc0214

Posts: 8; Member since: May 05, 2016

When will samsung update Tab S1 to marshmallow ?

14. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Give a exynos 8890 why not Samsung?

15. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Is much rather meet a Tab Edge.

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