Samsung’s Colombian division has confirmed the company’s next tablet – the Galaxy Tab S3. Samsung (Colombia) has not revealed any specs of the Galaxy Tab S3 but a post mentions a high-capacity processor as well as some innovations in the upcoming tablet. Rumors of the Galaxy Tab S3 have been doing the rounds for several months. The tablet was also spotted at China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center, or TENAA, the agency that approves mobile devices for sale in China.
According to previous rumors, the Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 will sport an 8-inch AMOLED screen with a display resolution of 1,536 x 2,048 pixels. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and 3 GB of RAM are expected to power the tablet. The Galaxy Tab S3 may come with 32 GB of internal storage with the option to expand the storage capacity to up to 128 GB with a microSD card.
The upcoming Samsung tablet may be equipped with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Although Samsung has not mentioned the screen size of the Galaxy Tab S3, it is likely that the company will introduce an 8-inch and a 9.7-inch model of the tablet. A 4,000 mAh battery is expected to fuel the Galaxy Tab S3 8.0. The Galaxy Tab S2 included a 5,870 mAh battery, so the next-gen Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 may also come with the same battery size. The Galaxy Tab S3 may come running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow straight out of the box. Customers will hope that Samsung will release Android 7.0 Nougat to the tablet soon after the software is released.
The form factor and the design of the Galaxy Tab S3 seem to remain the same. Apart from a new processor and the latest version of the Android operating system, all specs of the Galaxy Tab S3 are similar to those of the Galaxy Tab S2, which means that the upcoming tablet is not a major upgrade from its predecessor. Samsung has already sent out invites for its press conference on Sept. 1 at the 2016 IFA. The press invite does not confirm the launch of a specific device but it hints at the unveiling of Samsung’s next-generation smartwatch – the Gear S3.
The post on Samsung’s Colombian website does not directly specify that the company will launch the Galaxy Tab S3 at the event. However, given that Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S2 at the 2015 IFA, it is likely that the company will take the wraps off its new tablet at this year’s IFA. This is it for now, stay tuned for further updates.