Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab S3 at Mobile World Congress

Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Tab S3 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This comes after press images of the device were leaked weeks prior to the event. In a press release today, Samsung claimed the Galaxy Tab S3, along with the Galaxy Book which was also released today, offers users a "premium mobile experience".

Samsung purports that the Galaxy Tab S3 is "optimised for entertainment," and to this end, the tablet features a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display, as well as quad-stereo speakers tuned by AKG. A Wi-Fi and an LTE version of the tablet will be available, and Samsung promises faster charging and a longer battery life. An updated S Pen will now come with every Galaxy Tab S3 as well. Samsung has also partnered with companies such as Amazon to allow users of the tablet to view HDR original videos. The Galaxy Tab S3 also sports features specifically designed for gaming, such as a a Vulkan API which provides "superior graphics".

Full technical specifications can be viewed below:


9.7” Super AMOLED QXGA (2048x1536)


Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820

Quad Core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz

LTE Support

LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)


4GB + 32GB

microSD up to 256GB


13MP AF + 5.0MP, Flash


USB 3.1(Type-C)


Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor, Finger print Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geometric Sensor

Wireless connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.2



Dimensions, weight

237.3 x 169.0 x 6.0mm 429g(Wi-Fi) / 434g(LTE)

Battery capacity

6,000mAh, Fast Charging


Android 7.0

Samsung services and applications

Samsung Smart Switch, Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow


Recording: 4K (3840x2160) @ 30fps

Playback: 4K (3840x2160) @ 60fps

The unveiling of the Galaxy Tab S3 comes amid the release of Samsung's Windows 10 Tablet, the Galaxy Book. Both devices feature Samsung Flow, a biometric authentication system which can also be used to wirelessly tether compatible Samsung devices.

Pricing and release dates for the Galaxy Tab S3 have yet to be confirmed.

Source: Samsung

Editor's note: This article was updated after publishing to remove a reference that implied that the Galaxy Tab S3 has a 4K display. Its display resolution is in fact 2048x1536px.

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