Samsung cuts the price of the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet by $100

Samsung cuts the price of the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet by $100
Tablet shipments dropped 3.4% year-over-year during 2017 with Samsung ending the year as the second largest manufacturer of the device. With a market share roughly half that of Apple's, Samsung is looking to ignite some sales by cutting the price of the Galaxy Tab S3 by $100, or 18%, to $449.99. This is a limited time offer, and by no coincidence it comes right after Apple launched its new low-priced iPad.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 features a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display carrying a resolution of 1536 x 2048. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 820 chipset, which is equipped with a quad-core CPU clocked at 2.15GHz. Crunching graphics is the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage (24GB is available to users). Those seeking additional storage can find a 400GB capacity microSD slot on the slate.

On back of the tablet is a 13MP camera with an aperture of f/1.9, and there is a front-facing 5MP selfie snapper on board. Keeping the lights on is a 6000mAh battery, and the tablet is currently running Android 8.0.

The Galaxy Tab S3 features a quad speaker setup, and the S Pen comes with the device. What doesn't come out of the box is the optional $129.99 Keyboard cover that adds a QWERTY keyboard to the tablet.

If you're interested in the Galaxy Tab S3 at the reduced price of $449.99, click on the sourcelink. By the way, you can also buy the tablet for $75 a month with no interest charged, as long as you pay off the slate in 6 months or less.

source: Samsung

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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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20 Comments

1. Nobias23

Posts: 64; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Rather get a p4

2. cocoy

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

It's still running 7.0 I have one and not yet updated unless what they were selling is an updated units or new batch.

3. DETROIT50

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

i can buy 2 chromebooks for that price

4. path45th

Posts: 406; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Passs

5. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

It is a great tablet that I use daily. It was good value before,and despite the 820 is still more than fast enough for everything I do. Battery lasts me at least a day except on very rare occasions when used for graphically intense games.

16. Justin709

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 08, 2018

My 4.5 year old iPad air lasts 2+ days. I love Android phones. Pixel 2 currently. However, android tablets are complete garbage. I have owned many. This iPad was a gift over 4 years ago. I have noticed it's starting to slow down. But it's basically flawless. I prefer Android phone, and an Apple iPad for a tablet. Best of both worlds. I think I'm going to trade my Air in for the new 2018 iPad. It's worth $160 on trade or $200-$250 if I sell it locally. And that's more then you can say for any Android tablet that's 4+ years old. A tablet is an investment. A phone is a yearly commitment.

17. Vokilam

Posts: 1278; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Well said, i feel exactly the same way...

18. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

I think the Tab S3 is a fantastic tablet, especially at this price, and calling it "complete garbage" is just stupid. Some day Apple will tout OLED on a tablet as the best thing since sliced bread, and will sell it starting at $1000...

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I will wait for Tab S4 and see if the Samsung is willing to push for a high end tablet with something new - something like DeX, lower latency of stylus / screen frequency, 16:10 screen etc. Something that will be a reason for me to buy 4th tablet. 4th tablet that I will actually use and not give it to my mum like my iPad Pro or nVidia Shield tablet and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 ed, that my kids use. Tab S3 is great, don't get me wrong, but it's not good enough for me to buy it. Same goes for iPads Pro line - not good enough.

7. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Not enough memory, for a Stock device that would be enough but not for anything from Samsung.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

SD card support gives you near everything you need for additional storage.

8. dhuhtala

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

It definitely does NOT have Android 8.0! It should update by Summer. This should have started at this price! Way too expensive. I have one but I didn't pay retail price. It does have the best screen of all tablets but don't make us pay through the nose for it!

15. Psykotik_Dragon

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

It started around the same price as the Note2014 did & this model is years later with far better internals...the price isn't that bad considering. That being said though it was out of my range for something I didn't get for work like I used to for my Note2014, I love it & continue using it to this day but I would love the newer model's price point if it was more affordable, but it's a premium tablet so I understand it's pricing

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Bought it day 1. Love it but the need for a tablet is becoming less and less with the value in larger Smartphones like my s9+ and note 9 I will get later this year.

11. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

Android tablets have already put it in past! IPad continues to survive though!

19. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

High end android tablets almost died out. They are still tons of low->mid range tablets on the market. Funnny thing is, that even the cheapest Android tablet can do pretty much everything as good as an iPad. Only "high end" games are problem for some cheap Mediateks or Snapdragons 4xx.

12. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I'd opted out of getting this on release for the iPad Pro 9.7. I don't regret it at all as the pen functionality overall ease-of-use, and UI (updates are getting better and better) have been very beneficial for getting written work done via MSFT OneNote app.

13. 10basetom

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

No thanks Sammy, this is still more than the iPad Pro 9.7 LTE 128GB when Costco has a sale.

14. Psykotik_Dragon

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

No s**t...Costco's prices are always cheaper but it requires a paid membership...compare it to Apple's website for their iPad for an actual comparison.

20. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Way overpriced! I got the Samsung galaxy tab s 8.4 with 4g on ebay for $78 The 2560x1600 amoled screen is awesome

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