Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 September unveiling at IFA is 'confirmed'; new Gear S3 watches coming

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 September unveiling at IFA is 'confirmed'; new Gear S3 watches coming
A post by Samsung's Colombian division has confirmed the existence of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0. The post talks about a high capacity processor and "some innovations." A previous trip through Chinese regulatory agency TENAA revealed that a Snapdragon 652 chipset will be under the hood. The 8-inch AMOLED display features a 1536 x 2048 resolution. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native, expandable storage. A 128GB capacity microSD slot is available for those seeking additional memory.

An 8MP camera adorns the back of the slate, and a 2MP front-facing camera handles selfies and video chats. A 4000mAh battery is powering the tablet, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed. We should also see a larger model featuring a 9.7-inch display.

Not that long ago, we showed you the press invitation to Samsung's IFA event. The invites used watch hands to tease the unveiling of the next-gen Tizen powered smartwatches. Yes, the Samsung Gear S3 and Samsung Gear S3 Classic will both see the light of day during Sammy's September 1st event. And a teaser released by the manufacturer hints that the timepiece could be known as the Samsung Gear 3 (without the S).

Check out the official TENAA pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0, and the latest Gear S3 and Gear S3 Classic teaser by clicking on the slideshow below. We're looking forward to IFA and we're pretty sure that you are, too.
 

source: TENAA, Samsung

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16 Comments

1. skips

Posts: 489; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

What's the difference between the Tab S3 and the updated version of Tab S2 with SD652? Both are identical. Even the appearance doesn't differ that much.

5. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

They are the same, the author is just wrong, he probably thinks there is just one version of the Tab S2.

14. oister85 unregistered

So, how many versions does the the tab s2 have ?

2. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

The apparent difference is, that they both are looking inferior to Tab S1. Who designs these cheap plastic tabs, that look like they were included as a free gift with Dash laundry detergent? On the other hand, Tab S1 with keyboard in bronze was in my opinion one of the best looking devices ever.

6. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

FYI I have a Tab S2 (asTab S in my country still on android 4.4) and the edges are metal and only the back is a amazing soft touch plastic like my black Lumia 520 of Old. Unfortunately I Can't agree with you as the Tab S looks like a budget tab or midrange at best whereas everyone who sees and holds my Tab S2 loves how things and light it is and the fact that the rear edges ergonomically curve so it does not dig into your hands :) and they love the screen. Battery life was average at best on Android 5.1 lasting me from 7:30am - 3:00pm but since updating to 6.0 I get all the way to 8:00pm from the 4000mah cell. And when screens off it uses 1% every hour it also still runs (almost) buttery smooth and handles every game and website / task I throw at it (only holds 8 tabs before reloading though :-/ ) apart from that that is my summary of the device after having spent 8 months with it and using it everyday for gaming, word, emails, Web browsing, camera (really good by Tab terms) and movies (online & Netflix) & last but not least TV OnDemand. My only complaint is metal rim around camera is scratched like you won't beleive and I bought the official Samsung Smart Book Cover turns screen on when you open and off when you close which hasn't aged gracefully and also the clasps that connect into the Tablet are fine but the part in the Tablet is worn out already and so weak I have to be careful when using it as a stand Thanks for reading my (long) summary sorry for blabbing of but this is my opinion of this device ~EDIT~ added on 7:44pm 16 August 2016 BTW I have the original version (8.0 inch) with the Exynos chips etc and 3gb RAM

13. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

And it was cheaper looking and softer plastic than the S2.

3. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Snapdragon 652.... meh

4. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Who writes this stuff?The images from Tenaa just show the refreshed Galaxy Tab S2, which already runs on the Snapdragon 652. Samsung released the updatet version a couple of months ago and the Galaxy Tab S3 hasn't leaked yet.

7. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Samsung should just kill the Tab series...it's such an embarrassment....why can't they make a high end Tab like they did with their windows 10 Galaxy Pro tab??? we don't need those cheap looking plastic pan

8. sabretigger

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Ive had a fair few tablets in my life, more than phones and can say hardly anyone has managed to get it right. Its unlikely sammie will ditch the 4:3 aspect ratio for the tab s3 since the market is so saturated. But heres me hoping that might not be the case since they revamped the lesser tab a to 16:10. 3:2 would be perfect.

9. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Damn the iPad Pro destroys this!

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Well, the refreshed Tab S2 isn't aimed at the high-end segment like the iPad Pro.

12. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

True, but it's the best mobile Samsung Tablet. The iPad Pro is apples best mobile tablet. I think I have some right to compare.

15. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, no it is not, the best Samsung tablet Is there new Windows 10 one I think it's called the tab pro s over at http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-tab-pro-s/ and it craps all over the iPad Pro And it's a real pc

11. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

No point of releasing this. Why not make the tablet upgrade a 2 year cycle? You aren't making much profit with the tab s series anyway

16. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Samsung dropped the ball when they switched to from the 10.5 inch 16:9 aspect ratio to the 9.7 inch 4:3 aspect ratio to mimic the iPad. And ever since they have continued to drop the ball with ho hum processors. The S3 should have at least a Snapdragon 820 processor clocked higher than the S7 or Note 7 because of the extra thermal headroom that a tablet allows as compared to a smartphone. Rumor has it that Apple are going to release a 10.5 inch iPad Pro, vindicating Samsung's original screen size choice. Will Samsung then switch back to the 10.5 inch size? I am really unimpressed with Samsung trying to be Apple instead of being themselves. And I am not a Samsung hater: I have the 10.5 inch Tab S, 8.4 inch Tab S, and an S7 Edge. I have been wanting to upgrade my Tab S tablets but the S2 offerings fell short and it looks like the same thing will happen with the S3's. Might have to switch to the Surface Pro line at this rate.

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