Samsung took the stage at MWC a few hours ago to take the wraps off the Galaxy Tab S3, its latest tablet with an AMOLED display. The Tab S3 brings quite a few interesting features, including the S Pen stylus and four loudspeakers tuned by AKG (a Harman company). The Galaxy Tab S3 also features a glass and metal design similar to the one found on Samsung’s flagship smartphones.
The Galaxy Tab S3 will be offered only in a 9.7-inch variant, with the Super AMOLED display featuring support for HDR video playback. Samsung has teamed up with content providers like Amazon for HDR content and the company says that the four AKG-tuned speakers offer a cinematic viewing experience. The speakers come with audio rotation, meaning the audio output will rotate based on how the tablet is held. Under the hood, the tablet features a Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM, along with 32GB of expandable storage.
The Galaxy Tab S3 also comes with the S Pen stylus that is the hallmark of the Galaxy Note series. The S Pen is the same as the one found on the Galaxy Note 7, with 4096 pressure levels and a rubber tip that mimics the feeling of an actual pen. Samsung is also offering a keyboard accessory that connects via the magnetic pins on one side of the tablet, with the keyboard requiring no charging or a Bluetooth or NFC chip as the magnetic port is said to provide both connectivity and power. Samsung says the keyboard has been designed to make typing comfortable, with increased distance between the keys and an enhanced key stroke.
Other specs of the Galaxy Tab S3 include 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a fingerprint sensor, a USB Type-C 3.1 port, and a 6,000 mAh battery with fast charging support. The tablet will be offered in Wi-Fi and LTE variants, priced at 679 Euro and 769 Euro respectively. Samsung hasn’t given a date for availability yet, but should be making more announcements in the coming weeks.