The unannounced Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is one step closer to release


The next generation of Samsung's Galaxy Tab S tablets should have been introduced last year, but for some reason the South Korean company has decided to postpone the release.

We reported about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab S3 last year in November, as the tablet was spotted at Zauba, India's import and export company. Before that, rumors emerged in mid-August that Samsung plans to introduce the Galaxy Tab S3 at IFA, in September.

However, probably due to the Galaxy Note 7's global recall, Samsung has decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet for early 2017.

Now the tablet has been spotted at Bluetooth.org where it received its certification. Moreover, the same tablet with model number SM-T825 got its Wi-Fi certification recently, which points to an imminent unveil.

Unfortunately, there's no telling whether or not Samsung will wait until late February to announce the Galaxy Tab S3 at Mobile World Congress, or it will go ahead with the announcement in the next few weeks.

One things is certain though, now that the Galaxy Tab S3 has received its Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certification, it's just one step away from the official reveal.

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12 Comments

1. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

What are the specs

2. fyah_king unregistered

Midrange.

3. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

It's not midrange, it's high-end. The tablets S series are always high-end.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Bring s pen compatibility please

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Please bring back 2560x1600 display and 16:9/10 aspect ratio. The original Tab S was perfect, them they screwed it up trying to make it like the iPad with the S2. Wake up Samsung, of we wanted am iPad we can buy one.

6. Dynamac

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 01, 2012

Agree never understood the S2 looks poorer quality too than the fine original S.

9. Krjal

Posts: 429; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Ditto. I'm still rocking my Tab S 8.4 and it's running amazingly for the generation it was released but I'd love a *real* successor.

10. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Actually that's what I've been waiting for - an iPad Air Android replacement. :/

12. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Don't try to speak for everybody. I don't like the iPad but I vastly prefer the 4:3 format to 16:10. What they need to do is to increase the display density. 264 dpi is not good enough anymore.

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I settled for a tab e 9.6 just for a movie player. Wished it had better resolution. Like the tab s 8.4 but missed the chance to grab one. They should make another one.

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Even if they settle for the S821 I'll be ok with it, all I need is a tablet that can decide 10bit HEVC/h.265. also waterproofing wouldn't hurt.

11. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I got the first gen of Tab S2 and my next tablet will come with next gen of Bluetooth.

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