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Officially announced Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is a productivity tablet with a pen

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 includes an S Pen

Supposedly, Samsung would announce the Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress, but due to whatever reason, it’s slated for an April release. Instead of a smartphone taking the spotlight, the Galaxy Tab S3 made its own headline.

The direct successor to the Galaxy Tab S2 – Galaxy Tab S3 packs a flagship specification with the inclusion of an S Pen. Let’s have a rundown first of the specs, shall we?

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Samsung’s flagship tablet is not that different from the past with its slim form, but what made it better-looking is the all-glass backing. The chin houses the home button with embedded fingerprint scanner while being flanked by capacitive keys for navigation.

Occupying most of the front panel is the 9.7-inch 2,048 x 1,536 resolution on a Super AMOLED display which supports HDR video.

A Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage runs under its hood. Yes, including a microSD card slot up to 256GB storage.

Cameras on a tablet are not (really) impressive but the 13MP/5MP combination gets the job done.

The software side runs on Android 7 Nougat with TouchWiz UI on top. All these are being powered by a 6000mAh battery capacity with fast charging capabilities via USB Type-C port.

Additionally, the Tab S3 uses four speakers tuned by AKG for your listening pleasure.

It’s not a Note, but it comes with S-Pen

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Interestingly, Samsung included a Galaxy Note-exclusive stylus for its Galaxy Tab S3. Well, if you try to think of it, Samsung already killed the Galaxy Note 7 by giving birth to the upcoming Galaxy S8+ and (probably) no one wants to hear another Galaxy Note series. So, there’s that.

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But anyway, S-Pen has a 0.7mm tip with over 4,096 pressure sensitivity level for note taking, recording GIFs and more. Users are required to carry the S-Pen or put it somewhere else as Samsung did not include a pen holder or a magnetic attachment. It’s basically like an old style pen.

Optional Keyboard

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Galaxy Tab S3 is clearly a productivity tablet with its own optional non-backlit plastic keyboard in which attaches to a pogo pin at the bottom portion. It won’t be needing any battery or Bluetooth connectivity as it easily works like plug-n-play.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 starts shipping next month in Europe with a price of 679euros or Php36,000($718) for the Wi-Fi only variant and 769euros or almost Php41,000($813) for the LTE variant.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Full Specs, Official PH Price, Release Date in the Philippines

SPECS, PH PriceSamsung Galaxy Tab S3
Display9.7-inch 2,048 x 1,536 , 264ppi
Size6mm thick, 429-434g weight
Designmetal frame, glass backing, S-Pen, optional keyboard
ColorsWhite and Black
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core Chipset
Processor2 x 2.15 GHz Kryo & 2 x 1.6 GHz Kryo
GraphicsAdreno 530
Memory4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD card up to 256GB
Main Camera13 MP, f/1.9, 27mm, autofocus, LED flash
Multimedia4k @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30fps
Front camera5 MP, f/2.2, 23mm, 1080p
ConnectivityGSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz | WCDMA: 850/900/2100MHz |
4G LTE(for higher model), WiFi ac, Bt4.2, GPS, BDS, GLONASS, Single nano-SIM, Galileo
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat
SoftwareTouchWiz UI
Battery6000mah with fast charging
PortsUSB Type-C, 3.55mm headphone jack, keyboard pogo pin
Official Price679euros or Php36,000($718) – Wi-Fi only

769euros or almost Php41,000($813) -w/ LTE

Availability dateMarch-2017 in Europe
Where to buySamsung Stores

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