Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 finally gets a release date and here’s a little hint for you: the slate is going to be announced after the imminent announcement of Galaxy Note 7.
Galaxy Tab S3 Scheduled For September 1 – Will Come In Two Models Just Like Last Time
Just like previous iterations before it, Samsung is going to be announcing two Galaxy Tab S3 variants with different screen sizes, which will naturally result in the larger one possessing a bigger battery capacity, so the user will not only have the larger real estate to play around with, they will also be able to enjoy more time on the slate. For now, the 8-inch tablet is expected to pack a 4,000mAh battery, and we are under the assumption that the 9.7-inch one is going to feature a 6,000mAh battery at least, unless Samsung becomes stingy.
As usual, Samsung has grown fond of its Super AMOLED displays to the extent that they are being found on the company’s mid-ranged handsets, and there isn’t any doubt that such a display will be making its way to both tablet models too. As for processing power, the Galaxy Tab S3 family will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 SoC, and despite the fact that the chipset is manufactured on the 28nm node, it packs impressive firepower.
That is thanks to the presence of four Cortex-A72 cores, which exceed the performance and efficiency barrier of Cortex-A57. Supplementing the octa-core processor is 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 510 GPU. While the configuration is not terrible by any means, Samsung could have at least incorporated its tablet lineup with an Exynos 8890 or Snapdragon 820. While Snapdragon 652 will still suffice, a flagship slate deserves to have the best mobile hardware present inside. Perhaps Samsung feels that with the slow adoption rate of Android powered tablets, it would be best if a cheaper solution is placed in order to reduce the chances of revenue loss.
Both models are going to be resonating a resolution of 2048 x 1536, and according to more details, an 8MP rear shooter is going to be present at the rear side, while the front side will accommodate a 2MP camera sensor. The 9.7-inch model will obviously be a better purchase for the average consumer, seeing as how they will get access to all of that real estate and a larger capacity battery can also be found underneath the hood.
Are you waiting for these two tablet models, or will you wait for something that can deliver more punch in a better price envelope?