Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Tablet, Galaxy Book 2-in-1 Hybrid Launched at MWC 2017

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Tablet, Galaxy Book 2-in-1 Hybrid Launched at MWC 2017


  • 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).

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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.

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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.”

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Images, Specifications Leak Ahead of Its MWC 2017 Launch

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Images, Specifications Leak Ahead of Its MWC 2017 Launch

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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.

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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.