Samsung releases new product video for the Galaxy Tab S3

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is not only a highly spec'd beast of a tablet, it also is quite thin. And it is so light, it practically levitates itself off of the ground. That is the impression that Samsung wants you to have after viewing its newly released product video for the tablet, which goes on sale today. And of course, the S Pen makes an appearance in the clip, smoothly marking up the screen as though it were a figure skate gliding on a clean patch of ice.

The Galaxy Tab S3 features a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1536 x 2048 resolution. Powering the slate is the Snapdragon 820 chipset carrying a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage (24GB is available to the user). A 13MP rear-facing camera carries an f/1.7 aperture, and a 5MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chats. Keeping the lights on is a 6000mAh battery, and there is a fingerprint scanner that unlocks the slab and verifies identity. Android 7.0 is pre-installed.

Best Buy has the tablet online, with the Wi-Fi only version priced at $599.99. The Wi-Fi and cellular version is not yet available from the retailer, but we would expect it to be priced around $700. Those purchasing the tablet from Best Buy will receive a free 64GB microSD card. In addition, trade-in your current tablet and you will receive a $100 discount on the Galaxy Tab S3.

If interested in the slate, visit Best Buy's web site by clicking on the appropriate sourcelink.

source: Samsung, BestBuy

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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



1. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Good one but could have used Exynos 8 chip for even better battery life.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It's not a bad tablet at all but it cost $270 more than the new iPad and the A9 and SD820 aren't that different, yet the price is crazy different. I never thought I'd see the day when Samsung and Apple would launch similar tablets and Apple's tablet would be drastically cheaper.

3. arming

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 23, 2016

though i am android fans, sammy tablet are expensive lately, now i am tempting to new ipad 9.7 becoz of the price . anyway i will wait for 8inches version from both side and see if battery life and price is right.

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Just wait for everyone to adjust their iPad air 2 prices on ebay and then get a 64gb variant for less than the new 32gb 9.7in.

6. srgonu

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I just held this at best buy and it is amazing. Price is bit too high for Android tablet demand.

7. AceNJ

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

i traded in my ipad air 1 and got a coupon for $50 off best buy + $50 GC for the s3 if anyone wants it... i'm not going to buy the tablet.

8. Sallonikios

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Just got mine and I am quite happy with it (at least for now). All positives are already known.IMO its two big negatives are A) the price and B) the weight (quite heavy). I also feel a bit insecure with its all glass back. Beyond that it is definitely a premium device, quite good sound (for tablet), astonishing screen and speedy for standard office use. My previous tablet was a Galaxy Note 8.0 (2013) (and my pre-previous an iPad 2) so it was a huge improvement. I guess if I had the S2 probably I wouldn't upgrade to the new one. BTW - Both Samsung keyboard and stylus feel good.

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