Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 full specs, details and new pictures leak out


Samsung may not bring its Galaxy S8 to Mobile World Congress this year, but it will bring its best tablet to date: the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. And this here is the biggest leak of the Galaxy Tab S3 so far, revealing the full specs of the tablet and a detailed picture from the side that shows the clever magnetic keyboard (sold separately).

The first thing about the Galaxy Tab S3 specs is the size: it's a 9.7-inch tablet with a Super AMOLED screen and exactly the same size as the last-gen Tab S2, but it's a hair thicker and a bit heavier. The bigger difference, however, is in what this tablet can actually do: it comes with a built-in S Pen and full support for hand-writing, and its magnetic keyboard will make it a much better laptop replacement. Think of the Tab S3 as the new Android tablet for productivity, a kind of an answer to the Microsoft Surface and Apple iPad Pro series.

It will also pack quite the fire-power with 4 key new features:

  • Quad-speaker
  • Vulkan API for gaming
  • S Pen included
  • New Quad-core processor
You can see the full specs right below. They are in Korean, but you will get the gist by looking at the images and the numbers:


Here are a few interesting moments: the Super AMOLED screen comes with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels in the 4:3 aspect ratio. It supports HDR content, which means juicier, livelier colors. The tablet will also run the latest Android 7 Nougat operating system, but with the new custom Samsung interface, the Grace UI. Under the hood, it will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 system chip, running along 4GB of RAM and with a 32GB on-board storage (a microSD card slot is included for storage expansion), according to this latest leak.

The tablet will come equipped with a powerful quad-speaker system that should provide more oomph and make the media and gaming experience more immersive. The speakers are allegedly AKG-tuned, which in itself is a promise for a higher quality standard of audio.

The tablet will also have a slightly bigger battery than the last generation and supports the latest Samsung Adaptive Fast charge, so you can top up the battery quicker. 

All in all, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 certainly brings a lot of excitement to a somewhat stale Android tablet space. We can't wait to check it out at MWC very soon. Detailed first hand impressions are coming up, so stay tuned.


source: MySmartPrice

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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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18 Comments

1. tyger11

Posts: 297; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

And by "new quad core processor" they mean "old SD820". :)

2. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Should have at least been the 821

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Thank God that it atleast has an 820.....otherwise Samsung would have used its old Exyos 7420 just like on the Galaxy View.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I don't know how it will stack up against the beast the 9.7" iPad Pro is......but don't have high hopes for it. Especially because the camera and flash don't seem impressive, the design is same as before, i.e. uninteresting. And the processor is far behind from the real dragon, the Apple A9X. The quad speakers could be a plus if the iPad Pro didn't already have them. But still, the lower price (if asked for) and the S-pen could offer some nice incentives to buy this Tablet.

16. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

I personally have little to no use for the camera on a tablet. But I have seen people at tourist attractions using an iPad to take photos. The main draw card is the included S Pen.

17. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

The quad speakers and calibrated, wide gamut screen that's brighter and less reflective, and the performance is what makes the iPad Pro 9.7 an incredible tablet. Samsung needs to do more than put 2 more weak speakers in, they need to be balanced and they need to stay in true stereo regardless of landscape or portrait mode. I get the feeling they just slapped 2 junker speakers in just to say it has quad speakers. Anyone that has used an iPad Pro 9.7 knows it's a tall order to beat those speakers.

4. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Shouldn't the new speakers be powered and tuned by Harman instead of AKG.

5. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Harman owns AKG.

7. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Oh, that makes sense.

8. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

samsung owns both of them

6. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Most important spec - USB 3.1

9. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Things to happen within 3 days after purchase: 1. Lose the S-Pen cause not built in 2. Freak Out 3. Go Ape Sh*t

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I kept both s-pens from my returned notes and scored a few while in the store on both return days...

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

USB 3.1 is great but what is that useless tiny battery? This thing will only last long in video playback situations since there will be big black bars due to the awkward resolution.

12. fay99

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Are there really a lot of people using a tablet to read books? I still think 16:9 is a lot better for gaming and movies, and all others

15. electrophage

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Sure. Ive got a 10 inch Xperia Tab Z4, and a 8 inch Z3, and I read on the Z3 using the Amazon Kindle app all the time

13. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

The problem with Android tablets is they're let down by Android. Virtually no apps make use of the tablet layout or screen size. This is a nice piece of kit that's missing all the important software optomizations that would actually make it shine. Jide has the best idea for the android tablet space IMO. Too bad they're so far from ready and can create hardware this nice.

14. electrophage

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

The keyboard should have had a touch pad for real productivity, like the Sony Xperia Tab Z4 has had for over a year. The Sony has a bigger screen too

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