Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 release date, specs: improved battery, Exynos chip highlight new device


The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the South Korean company’s most anticipated tablet computer offering this year and when it does becomes official it’ll give premium tablets a run for their money. Based on what is unofficially known so far, it should be a substantial upgrade to the one it is designed to replace the Galaxy Tab S2.

Yibada reports that while the Exynos 8890 octa-core processor is the likeliest chip to be installed in the device, there are rumors that one of the variants could actually carry Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor. The difference between the two may not be that much, but it’s quite intriguing why Samsung would want two different processors. Well, the most convenient reason is the market or location where the device will be released.

Aside from processing power, the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3 is also reportedly equipped with two internal storage options one with 64 GB and the other with 32 GB. The random access memory (RAM), meanwhile, is the same for both variants, which by the way is rumored to be 4 GB. Furthermore, the tablet is expected to have improved battery life.

The fact that Samsung didn’t announce the upcoming device in the recently concluded IFA event in Berlin, Germany became a cause for concern for the fans of the Galaxy Tab S lineup. It was previously thought to have a 2016 release, but because it still remains unannounced at this point and with barely four months to go before the end of the year, it looks more certain that the Galaxy Tab S3 will see the light of day next year.

Nonetheless, even if Samsung remains tight-lipped about the upcoming tablet device, especially when it comes to its official release date, it still is convenient to believe that it will finally be offering a 4K resolution panel and retain the AMOLED display of its predecessor.