We haven’t heard much news about Samsung’s tablets for some time now. Since their launch of the Galaxy Tab S2 the Korean company has not released a successor to this great tablet, until the Mobile World Congress happened last February. Instead of launching the Galaxy S8, they announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.
Stocks of the Galaxy Tab S3 were already available in our local retail stores since last month without any fanfare, because again, Samsung’s marketing efforts were focused on the launch of the Galaxy S8. Now that their latest premium flagship phone is doing well in the retail market, it’s time for them to put the spotlight on its “Supertablet.”
Samsung is only releasing the bigger version of the Tab S3, which has a 9.7″ Super AMOLED display with a 1536 x 2048 resolution. The reason for this is that users were more inclined to watch videos on tablets with larger screens. Nothing new in the screen’s specs, but I think that’s fine since the resolution would suffice anyway.
Another new feature in the Tab S series is the inclusion of the S-Pen. This is nothing new with Samsung Tablets (remember the Galaxy Note 10.1 series and the Galaxy Tab A?) however, I am puzzled why the Tab S3 doesn’t have a stylus silo for the S-Pen. Maybe doing so will make it a Galaxy Note, which has different characteristics by the way.
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S3 SPECS
|OS:||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Processor:||Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 | Adreno 530|
|Display:||1536 x 2048 9.7-inch Super AMOLED Display|
|Wireless Connections:||LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Memory:||32 GB Internal Storage expandable with a Micro SD card up to 256GB, 4GB RAM|
|Connectors:||USB 3.1 Type-C|
|Cameras:||13 Megapixels f/1.9 (Main Camera), 5 Megapixels f/2.2 (Front)|
|SIM Card Slots:||1x Nano SIM Card required|
|Battery:||6,000 mAh (non-removable|
Specs look really good and even if I don’t have to test this tablet, I know it will provide a very good performance to any user who holds it. Snapdragon processor with 4GB of RAM? Super AMOLED Display with a S-Pen? Seriously, do I see any tablets out there that is at par with the Galaxy Tab S3?
If you need to do some serious work that requires a keyboard, the Galaxy Tab S3 has a keyboard that doubles as a cover (or is it the other way around?) I tried out the keyboard and I liked how the keys clicked. I was able to touch type even when it was sitting on my lap. Unfortunately, this is a separate accessory and is not sold as a bundle.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Price is P37,990 and it comes in black and silver. The Keyboard Cover is priced at P6,099. They are now available at all Samsung Stores.