It wasn’t very long ago when Samsung was releasing literally dozens of new tablets every year, but these days the company’s tablet efforts are bit more subdued. They are getting shook up a bit this Mobile World Congress though, as the company is announcing not one, but three new high-end, productivity-focused tablets.
Two of the new tablets run Windows 10 (you can read more about them here), but the most mainstream one is the Android-powered Galaxy Tab S3. The 9.7-inch Tab S3 is a direct follower of 2015’s Tab S2 and features a similarly slim design. This time around, it has an all-glass back, much like Samsung’s Galaxy line of smartphones, and comes with 2017-appropriate specs and features.
The 9.7-inch, 2,048 x 1,536 Super AMOLED display now supports HDR video, and the Tab S3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. A MicroSD card slot supports memory expansion up to 256GB. The tablet now has four speakers (tuned by AKG) and measures a scant 6mm thick. Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung’s touches provides the software experience.
But the company isn’t ready to talk pricing or when you’ll be able to buy the Tab S3, so it still remains to be seen how competitive with the iPad Samsung intends this to be.