Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 spotted in benchmark with Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4GB RAM

Samsung upcoming high-end tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3 made headlines a couple of times in the last few weeks, but reliable information on the tablet is a bit scarce.

We reported earlier this week that the Galaxy Tab S3 could be powered by an Exynos 7420 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The good news is the slate recently popped up at GFXBench, one of the few benchmark databases that store results from devices that haven't been released yet.

The bad news is the information stored in the benchmark's database doesn't match the details we got a few days ago. The Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820 and SM-T825) listed in GFXBench is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM.

As expected, the slab sports a 9.7-inch display that supports 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution. It should also come with 32GB storage inside, but only 24 user available.

It appears that Samsung also added a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, and a secondary 5-megapixel selfie shooter in the front. Naturally, the Galaxy Tab S3 will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system on board.

The Galaxy Tab S3 series is expected to be officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress in late February, but the information hasn't been confirmed yet.

source: GFXBench via PriceRaja

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12 Comments

1. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Just get a Pixel C, hardware is still good, better when it comes the GPU performance. You can guaranty two things from Samsung devices, lots of throttling and a bloated interface, especially with tablets.

4. sachouba

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Yes, and you get an AMOLED display too, on Samsung Tab Sx... Which makes them way better than any other tablet when it comes to watching movies.

5. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

As a Samsung GALAXY Tab S2 8.0 owner and a Google Nexus 9 owner I can say although me Nexus BommSound is legendary the Tab S2 S-AMOLED is a country mile better it clearly a night and day difference literally. The Tab S2 gets brighter in sunlight due to Samsung's high contrast magic mode thingy but I close trailer by the Nexus 9 in sunlight readibility. The Nexus 9 is a much smoother tablet to use though except when typing or app switching as it's sad 2gb of RAM really do slow it down slot compared to Tab S2 3gb RAM however my Nexus 9 has started to get major Backlight Bleed on the top under BoomSound and bottom left corner which is a pain at night but that's why I like my Tab S2s screen slot more

6. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

And also at night I can watch movies and TV shows on Tab S2 without issue due to S-AMOLED where as my Nexus 9 LCD hurts eyes at night

10. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

High contrast mode destroys the image quality and it's not reliable. It's no substitute for higher brightness.

11. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Tab S2 was a joke, nice display though not very bright with pathetic performance.

8. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Can't disagree Amoled isn't a good selling point but it's not enough.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The pixel C is plagued with issues and the S820/S821 has hardware HEVC10BIT capabilities which is very important to me :)

9. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

I've heard about the hardware issues but never experienced them myself, maybe I'm just lucky.

12. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

HEVC 10bit works fine on the Pixel C btw.

2. bbdol

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Bad news? Seriously? It was speculated to have the Exynos 7420. The Snapdragon 820 is way more powerful. Does the writer know anything about tech?

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and what's more? SD820 can run full WINDOWS 10 :D but since it's samsung, this one won't be much cheaper than surface tablet :-/

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