Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 was launched in India on Tuesday at an event in Bengaluru. The productivity-focused tablet was first unveiled at MWC 2017 in Wi-Fi and LTE variants. It will be made available in […]
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 runs Android 7.0 Nougat
- Samsung Galaxy Book runs Windows 10
- Both feature support for the S Pen style
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (seen below) and the Samsung Galaxy Book (seen above), the two latest tablet hybrids from Samsung, were unveiled at Samsungs MWC 2017 event. Both come with the S Pen stylus in the box, and while both support Pogo Keyboard Covers, only the Galaxy Book comes with it in the box – making it a 2-in-1 tablet hybrid. The Galaxy Tab S3 runs Android 7.0 Nougat, while the Galaxy Book runs Windows 10.
For now, price and availability details have not been shared by the company. Starting with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 – the new Samsung tablet sports a 9.7-inch QXGA (2048×1536 pixels) Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC (2 cores at 2.15GHz and 2 cores at 1.6GHz) coupled with 4GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with flash and 4K video recording, and a 5-megapixel front camera. It comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage thats expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).
The tablet will be available in Wi-Fi only and LTE models, while other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, and USB 3.1 Type-C port. The Galaxy Tab S3 measures in at 237.3x169x6mm and weighs 429 grams on the Wi-Fi only version, and 434 grams for the LTE variant. Sensors on board include accelerometer, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, geometric sensor, and RGB sensor.
Coming to the Samsung Galaxy Book – the 2-in-1 hybrid is the first Windows device with support for the S Pen stylus. The company has launched the hybrid in two screen sizes – 10.6-inch and 12-inch. Both feature some differences in specifications. The 10.6-inch display uses TFT technology and sports a full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution, while the 12-inch display uses Super AMOLED technology and boasts of a full-HD (2160×1440 pixels) resolution.
The 10.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Book comes with a dual-core 7th generation Intel Core m3 clocked at 2.6GHz, while the 12-inch Samsung Galaxy Book features a dual-core 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 3.1GHz. While the 10.6-inch variant comes with 4GB of RAM in both 64GB and 128GB inbuilt storage models, the 12-inch variant comes with 4GB of RAM in the 128GB storage model, and 8GB of RAM in the 256GB storage model.
The 10.6-inch Galaxy Book model comes with only a 5-megapixel fixed focus webcam, while the 12-inch model comes with a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera and a 5-megapixel webcam. Both sort USB 3.1 Type-C ports, though the 12-inch model has two instead of one. The smaller model weighs 640 grams for the Wi-Fi only variant, and 650 grams for the LTE variant, while the larger model weighs in at 754 grams for both the Wi-Fi and LTE models. The smaller model has a 30.4WHr battery, while the larger model has a 39.04WHr battery. Dimensions are 261.2×179.1×8.9mm and 291.3×199.8×7.4mm respectively.
Getting to the common specifications – both the Samsung Galaxy Book models support expandable storage via microSD card (up to 256GB), and connectivity options beyond LTE include Wi-Fi 802.11ac with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth v4.1, and GPS. Sensors on board include accelerometer and an ambient light sensor.
Speaking about the launch, DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said, “At Samsung, we are committed to expanding the boundaries of the mobile and computing experience by providing best-in-class products that satisfy mobile users diverse needs and demands. Our new tablet portfolio is built with premium technology that delivers a productive and versatile experience to consumers, designed for users at home, work or on the go.”
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- Samsung tipped to be working on Windows LTE tablet alongside
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 tipped to sport 2048 x 1536 pixels display
- Tablet tipped to be powered by Snapdragon 820 quad-core SoC
Samsungs rumoured Galaxy Tab S3 tablet, which is expected to be launched by the company at MWC 2017, has now been leaked again in images and the devices specifications have also found their way onto the Internet. Samsungs MWC event is set to begin at 7pm CET (11:30pm IST) on Sunday.
Rhe renders leaked earlier this week showed that the tablet will come with Samsung Notes app, indicating presence of a stylus, and the newly leaked images show the stylus alongside the tablet. Apart from Galaxy Tab S3, the South Korean company has also been tipped to be working on its Samsung Galaxy Book Windows LTE tablet.
As per the newly leaked images, provided by TechnoBuffalo, the tablet will come along with a rather bulky but advanced looking stylus that resembles Microsofts Surface Pen. Just like the keyboard accessory leaked earlier, it is currently unclear if the stylus will be packed with the tablet or sold separately by the company. Another interesting aspect leaked about the device, revealed from the new images, is that it will feature audio tuning from AKG.
Almost all specifications of the tablet have been claimed to be leaked by MySmartPrice, along with another image. As per the leaked specifications, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will sport 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a display resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and capable of playing back HDR content. The Galaxy Tab S3 has been tipped to run Android 7.0 Nougat-based TouchWiz UX and is expected to be powered by a 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core chipset. The upcoming Samsung tablet is expected to pack 4GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, which is expandable up to 256GB with microSD card.
In terms of optics, the Galaxy Tab S3 sports a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus. At front, it packs a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The tablet reportedly measures 237.3x169x6mm and weighs 429 grams (the LTE variant has been tipped to weigh 434 grams).
In terms of connectivity, the tablet offers options like dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth, LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps), USB 3.1 Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and more. It houses a 6,000mAh battery with support for Adaptive Fast Charging technology.
The tablet reportedly features a front-facing home button embedded with fingerprint scanner that can be used to unlock the device. MySmartPrice also reports that the tablet will feature four AKG-tuned loudspeakers (two at top and two at bottom of the device when held upright).
As per the MySmartPrice report, the keyboard accessory by Samsung connects to the tablet by pogo pins and will not be bundled with the device but sold separately.
In the meanwhile, MSPowerUser has some additional details to share about the Samsung Galaxy Book that was leaked earlier this week. The publication tips it will come with LTE support, and sport a 10.2-inch AMOLED display. Its also said to bring Air Command support for the S Pen.
Photo Credit: Image: Evan Blass/ Twitter
- Keyboard accessory looks similar to iPad Pros Smart Keyboard
- Render suggests there will be an LTE variant of the tablet
- The leaked render suggests tablet will have Samsung Notes app
Samsungs upcoming Galaxy Tab S3, which was recently leaked in live images and is expected to be launched on Sunday at MWC 2017, has now been leaked in a render image. Even though the newly leaked render suggests that the device will be similar to the one that was earlier spotted in live images, another notable addition that can be seen is a keyboard accessory.
The new render, leaked by famous tipster Evan Blass, shows the upcoming tablet in landscape mode with a keyboard accessory that looks similar to the Surface Type Cover or the iPad Pros Smart Keyboard. As there has been no information that suggests the Samsung tablet will come with a smart connector like iPad Pro, it is likely to connect via Bluetooth.
Another noteworthy feature that can be seen in the new renders is the Samsung Notes app, which came first with Galaxy Note 7. The presence of this app indicates that the tablet might come with companys S-Pen as well. The render further suggests that there will be an LTE variant of the tablet available as well.
The devices screen in the render shows date April 4, which can potentially be the release date for the tablet but it will still be a be a little far-fetched conclusion that can be made from the render.
As we mentioned, Samsung has scheduled a pre-MWC 2017 event for Sunday in Barcelona, which is scheduled to begin at 7pm CET – 11:30pm IST.
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- Galaxy Tab S3 expected to launch at the companys Sunday launch
- The launch event will be held at the side-lines of MWC 2017
- Galaxy Tab S3 is the successor to the Galaxy Tab S2
Samsungs Galaxy Tab S3 tablet which is rumoured to launch on Sunday has been leaked in live images. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 reportedly passed federal certification in Taiwan recently, and a publication obtained images of the unannounced tablet. Separately, details of a Windows-based device called the Samsung Galaxy Book have made their way to the Internet.
According to the leaked live images, the Galaxy Tab S3 will feature glass and metal build. The live images indicate that the Galaxy Tab S3 may look very similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S2. Further, the South Korean giant is rumoured to launch only the Wi-Fi variant of the tablet in Taiwan, as per the certification listing. The certification site shows Galaxy Tab S3 may come with model number SM-T820.
The Galaxy Tab S3 has been leaked in the past and it is widely expected to be priced around $580 (roughly Rs. 39,000) and support S Pen with stylus-based functionalities. The Galaxy Tab S3 is rumoured to come in just 9.7-inch model. To recall, Samsung launched two Galaxy Tab S2 tablets featuring 8-inch and 9.7-inch displays in 2015. Other rumoured details of the Galaxy Tab S3 include 32GB inbuilt storage and come with 4G with support for Cat. 6 LTE download speeds. The tablet is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and come with 4GB of RAM. The tablet is likely to sport a screen resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. It is expected to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera and come with a 5-megapixel front camera.
According to Samsungs official invite, the launch event on Sunday is scheduled to begin at 7pm CET (11:30pm IST) and will be live streamed at www.samsung.com/galaxy.
Additionally, Samsung is rumoured to be working on a Windows 10-based device called the Samsung Galaxy Book. A new app has surfaced in the Windows Store that indicates the existence of the new Samsung device. MSPoweruser spotted the app first and adds that the alleged Galaxy Book is said to come with stylus support alongside AMOLED screen. The app description reads,
“Install Book Settings which includes Battery Life Extender, Screen mode, Pattern Log-in, User manual, and other Samsung features. Book Settings is an application for Galaxy Book. It may not function normally on other devices.” MSPoweruser further adds that the South Korean company indeed has a trademark for the name Samsung Galaxy Book.
- Apple managed to ship 42.5 million iPad units in 2016
- Samsung managed to ship 27 million tablets
- Amazon increased sales by 99.4 million by selling 11 million tablets
Global sales of tablets continue to dip, and Apples iPad saw a similar downward trend. The overall Apple tablet sales figures saw a decline of 14.1 percent, while the overall tablet shipments saw a decline of 6.6 percent in total tablet shipments. Even though shipments reduced, Apple still retained its top spot in overall sales, with Samsung taking the second position in overall tablet shipments globally.
CNET sites a Trendforce report to state that Apple managed to ship 42.5 million iPad units, while Samsung managed 27 million shipments in 2016. This downward trend is expected to continue into 2017 as well, and Apples shipments are predicted to be only at 39.3 million, while Samsung will manage to ship only 24.8 million units, according to Trendforce.
The big winner here was Amazon, which managed to increase tablet sales by 99.4 percent, selling over 11 million Fire tablets in 2016. Furthermore, unlike Apple and Samsung, Amazon will see a boost in tablet sales in 2017 as well, and is predicted to ship 11.5 million units. Lenovo also saw a 12.3 percent growth in sales with 10.9 million units shipped in 2016.
TrendForce analyst Anita Wang said that majority of the tablet brands showed a decline in sales, and Apple managed to retain its top spot only because of strong sales during the holiday period. She further said that Apple will look to refresh its iPad line-up in 2017, and Wang predicts an economically priced 9.7-inch model, a 12.9-inch model and a 10.5-inch model. This is in line with KGI analyst Ming Chi Kuo predictions, as he also claimed that Apple will look to introduce three new iPad models in the second quarter.
Analysts have predicted in the past that the slump in tablet sales is due to the slow refresh cycle, and users looking at alternatives to the large screen device. IDC analysts said that increasing number of users are shifting to large smartphones, or to lightweight PCs, some of which have detachable keyboards.