For the first time in years, Samsung will be skipping the announcement of a flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress as it seeks to enhance testing and quality control following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. But the Korean manufacturer won’t be completely absent from this year’s MWC, as it has announced a press event for February 26th, a day before MWC is set to kick off.
Based on the render included in the event invite, Samsung is likely to announce a new tablet, possibly the Galaxy Tab S3. The Galaxy Tab S2 came out more than a year ago, making the time ripe for the launch of a successor, one that could tide things over until the company is ready to announce the Galaxy S8. The tablet segment might not be so hot right now, but with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S lineup leading the Android tablet market, a newer model would certainly make business sense.
The Galaxy Tab S3 is expected to feature a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820/821 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel front camera, and Android 7.0 Marshmallow. It is said to have a 12-megapixel camera on the back for an improved imaging experience, although it is unlikely to get anywhere close to the quality of Samsung’s industry-leading smartphone cameras. Nothing is confirmed at this point in time, but it shouldn’t be long before more details start cropping up ahead of the tablet’s official announcement.
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) February 1, 2017