The replacement for the popular Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 is right around the corner, if an unconfirmed report is correct. Details of this Android tablet are starting to leak out.
A rumor coming out of Asia indicates that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will be unveiled on February 26. The company has invited the press to an event that day, and the invitation includes the edge of what seems to be a tablet. A debut at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow would allow this device to be shown off to 100,000+ attendees.
Rival Apple is supposedly going to introduce a 10.5-inch iPad Pro this spring to replace the current 9.7-inch model. However, Samsung apparently isn’t following suit, as its next tablet is going to have a slightly smaller display than its predecessor, going from 9.7- to 9.6-inches. A reason for this isn’t clear, especially as the resolution is reportedly staying the same 2048 by 1536 pixels. An AMOLED display like last year’s model is a safe bet.
More Rumored Galaxy Tab S3 Specs
The Galaxy Tab S3 is allegedly going to be built around a 2.2GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. If the report of 4GB of RAM is correct, this computer will have 33% more RAM than its predecessor.
The device pictured in Samsung’s press invitation seems to have a USB Type-C port, an upgrade from the micro-USB port in previous tablets from this company. A 12-megapixel main camera and a 5MP rear one will supposedly also be included, and a version with built-in 4G LTE will be offered.
Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will vary by the region it’s offered in.