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The thin and powerful Galaxy Tab S3 is coming at MWC - report

Samsung might unveil the Galaxy Tab S3 with a 9.7-inch screen and Snapdragon 820 chipset at a press event at MWC.

Published onJanuary 31, 2017

As already reported, Samsung will not announce the Galaxy S8 at Mobile World Congress. But that doesn’t mean the tech giant won’t show off a few other devices in Barcelona. According to a recent report coming from South Korean site Naver, Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Tab S3 at a press event on February 26 at MWC.

The successor to the Galaxy Tab S2, which was announced back in July 2015, will come with a 9.6-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. You’ll find the Snapdragon 820 chipset under the hood along with 4 GB of RAM and a 12 MP primary camera on the back of the device. Samsung’s flagship tablet will run Android 7.0 Nougat and sport a 5 MP selfie snapper as well as a thinner body when compared with its predecessor.

This may be the first look at the 6.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S8

Therefore, the Galaxy Tab S3 will be less than 5.6 mm thick. This does have its advantages as a thin device is a lot easier to hold and really feels great in the hands. However, a thinner body does take its toll on the battery size, which is a major drawback for most consumers.

There will be an LTE, as well as a Wi-Fi only, model of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. The upcoming tablet will first go on sale in South Korea and should start at around 700,000 won or $600. The company will eventually bring the device to other markets around the world as well, although specific time frames haven’t been mentioned yet.

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