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



1. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 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).

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

23. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 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 ???

14. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

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

2. CoachPotato

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 06, 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.

4. maherk

Posts: 7014; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

22. KashunatoR

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

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

19. oister85 unregistered

How do you know is 4.3 Your assuming right.?

24. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

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

3. MartinR

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Fake look at the touch buttons!

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

yep, it's definitely fake.

5. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 739; Member since: Sep 27, 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.

8. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

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

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

20. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

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

25. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

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

21. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

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

9. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Where is a new Note tablet?

12. AndroidBoy21

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Dat specs

13. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

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

18. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

it's fake..look at the capacitive keys

15. WPX00

Posts: 512; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

16. adsg48

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

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

17. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

The Tab S is not 16:9.

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