Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with S Pen leaks out

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with S Pen leaks out
While Samsung isn't announcing its Galaxy S8 flagship phone at MWC 2017, it will unveil another new Android device at the event: the Galaxy Tab S3.

Succeeding the Galaxy Tab S2, the Tab S3 should be a thin, high-end tablet running Android 7 Nougat out of the box. Earlier this month, we saw what could be the rear of the Galaxy Tab S3, and now we have an image showing its front.

As you can see below, the Galaxy Tab S3 doesn't look too different from the Tab S2, though there is one notable novelty: the new tablet is accompanied by an S Pen stylus. However, it's said that the slate does not have a stylus cradle, which means the S Pen will be a separate accessory (likely offered at no extra cost). 

S Pen stylus aside, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 supposedly features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, up to 128 GB of storage space, and a 12 MP + 5 MP camera combo (rear and front).

Contrary to previous rumors, WinFuture notes that the Galaxy Tab S3 won't come in multiple sizes. Thus, it's expected that only a version with a 9.7-inch, 1536 x 2048 pixels display will be released - in Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi + LTE flavors. Reportedly, US carriers are planning to sell the LTE model for about $500.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will be announced on February 26. Do you think you'll want to pick one up once it hits shelves?


source: WinFuture (translated)

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Galaxy Tab S3
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh

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11 Comments

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Very disappointed at how Samsu g ruinrd the Tab S. The first was to show how the iPad was so lacking for the same amount of money. Then they ruin it by making the Tab S2, just like an iPad. Addi f a pen means nothing, accept that no new 12" Note is coming.

2. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Trasnlate that

3. arming

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 23, 2016

seems like they make the bezel bigger which could magnetically accommodate the s-pen . anyway its big and ugly . the camera placement again suck big time , this makes me wonder s8 leak photo could be true because fp scanner on that one also suck . damn i hope all these leak are wrong !

4. rocker91

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

My 3 year old tab s still looks way better

5. Krjal

Posts: 411; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I can't actually describe how disappointed I am in the final result. Guess I'll be keeping my Tab S 8.4 a while longer.

6. trqster

Posts: 175; Member since: May 17, 2013

Common Sammy not another generic looking Tab S3! What happened to the brilliant design, screen ratio and form factor of the original Tab S?

7. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Samsung cound have just continued the Note tablet. with front facing speakers and SPen . ohh samsung

8. hungpakto

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Please make a renew version of Tab S 8.4 and NotePro 12.2, with 16:9 4K UHD OLED, Exynos 8895, 6GB ram, 128 GB UFS II storage, stereo speaker, S Pen

9. kaze72

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 14, 2017

It's got to be a fake image. It looks EXACTLY like the tab S2. Compare with a Google image search for the tab S2.

10. Fellwalker

Posts: 518; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

My Tab S 8.4 is far from perfect. 16GB was never enough. The speakers are in the wrong place, ok only In a quiet place. I'd prefer a slightly wider screen. I've had to replace the battery because it was only lasting half a day (and it never was brilliant). When they didn't replace the note 8 it was the best alternative. I want a tablet to USE not to show off, so bland is good. A stylus is excellent. 9.7 is a little bit big for carrying around ; my tab s fits in the patch pocket of my trousers, or in the breast pocket of my waterproof jacket.

11. brasstax

Posts: 539; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Of course everything is just a rumor at this stage, but if the S-pen part is true, just kind of wonder the logic behind it. Why on earth would you offer an S-pen in the box without creating a slot in the tablet for it? I can foresee a lot of lost S-pens! The only logical explanation is that the decision to include the S-pen was an afterthought after the tablet design and chassis had already been finalized or maybe even entered production. Also, it does not seem all that big of an upgrade over my Note 10.1 2014 Edition which runs Nougat courtesy Lineage OS 14.1

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