Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 receives FCC certification; tablet to be unveiled at MWC?

Back last August, it seemed like a sure thing to expect the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 to appear at the IFC show in Berlin. But twice, leaked photos allegedly showing off the slate were actually images of another tablet. The latest rumor has the new tablet getting unveiled in the first quarter of 2017. And that now seems to be the case. With fresh talk about an MWC introduction of the tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has just been certified by the FCC.

The svelte metallic design is expected to return, and the latest rumor calls for a 9.7-inch screen to grace two variants of the device. One will be Wi-Fi only (SM-T820), while the other will feature both Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity (SM-T825). The Exynos 7420 chipset could be under the hood, carrying an octa-core CPU. 4GB of RAM is rumored to be inside, while a fingerprint scanner is embedded in the home button. A USB Type-C port is on board.

Supporting the rumors that the tablet will be introduced next month in Barcelona, the device has recently received its FCC certification. Documents from the FCC show the model with both Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity (SM-T825), and the sketch reveals a single rear-facing camera lens near the top of the back. The FCC ID will be found on the bottom of the tablet's rear cover.

If the new rumors are true, we are now less than a month away from seeing the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 become official at MWC. Try to remain patient until then.

via PriceRaja

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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 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh



1. torr310

Posts: 1724; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Exynos 7420 is so 2015!

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

ikr.....I don't know why they never put their best chipset in Tab S models. Otherwise, it's almost a perfect tablet.

6. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

They simply don't sell as well as their flagship phones.

3. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Samsung tab S1 (8.4. with original Samsung keyboard) was one of the most sophisticated portable electronic devices. The design, build Q, functionality, ... even price. Tab S2 was a clear downgrade since it wasn't as up to date as S1 + the design was a complete flop. Cheap plastic 50$ looking peace of crap. I feel S3 is going the same way - down.

7. Krjal

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I've been looking forward to the successor to the Tab S 8.4 for a couple of years now. It looks like Samsung will disappoint us yet again.

4. cogito

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

I looked at the FCC docs for this device. Looks like like international variant. Unfortunately, it still doesn't support LTE band 12 for T-Mobile (supports band 17 for AT&T, like the Tab S2 did).

5. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Sounds like a decent high-end tablet for new buyers. Tab S and S2 owners probably won't find many reasons to upgrade though. I was personally hoping for a bigger screen, a more balanced aspect ratio IMHO (3:2), and higher display density. OH well, we'll see.

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