Update: Accompanying the recent image of the Galaxy Tab S3 and its purported stylus, we’ve now got a glimpse of what it may look like with a keyboard. A leaked render from tipster Evan Blass shows the rumored tablet docked on what appears to be an official Samsung QWERTY keyboard accessory. How the keyboard would connect to the tablet isn’t clear but it’s likely a wireless connection (i.e. Bluetooth) rather than via pins.

Other tidbits include the April 4 date seen at the top-center of tablet’s screen, which could indicate its release date, and the LTE symbol at the top-right, which reaffirms that a cellular version will be available. For more on the Galaxy Tab S3, head to the original story below.

Original story: Samsung has already strongly hinted in its 2017 Mobile World Congress press event invite that it will reveal at least one new tablet on Feb. 26 in Barcelona, Spain. Now a new report claims to have an image of that tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, while also showing its included S Pen.

Both the render (seen below) and the report come from the German language site WinFuture.de, via unnamed sources. The pressure-sensitive S Pen will not have a built-in holder on the Galaxy Tab S3, unlike the Galaxy Note family. Also, the story is reporting that there will just be a 9.7-inch version, as Samsung will not offer an 8-inch edition as it has with other tablets in the Tab S series.

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The tablet will have a 2048×1536 SuperAMOLED display, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor inside, according to the report. It will also have 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. It’s also supposed to have a 12MP rear camera and a 4.7MP front-facing camera. The tablet is supposed to come in Wi-Fi only models, along with ones with both Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity. Finally, the story claims that Samsung will sell the Galaxy Tab S3 in its normal black color, along with a silver version, which is meant to take the place of the previous white color option.

The story claims that the starting price for the Galaxy Tab S3 could be about $580, and we would assume that is for the Wi-Fi only version, and not the one with the additional cellular wireless hardware. As always with these kinds of unconfirmed reports, take this one with a grain of salt until we get the official word from Samsung.

In the meantime, we will be attending the company’s MWC 2017 press event and will get the first-hand info and impressions about whatever Samsung will reveal. There are rumors that the company could show a video preview of its next major smartphone flagship, the Galaxy S8, at the event on Feb. 26.

John Callaham
John was a newspaper reporter before becoming a technology and video/PC gaming writer in 2000. He lives in Greer, SC with his wife and five cats.