Last year was a bumpy one for Samsung, which is why members of the press believe the Galaxy Tab S3 was not released. And because of the delay, the release of the new tablet is expected at the Mobile World Congress 2017, which will be held in Barcelona on February 27 - March 2. The tablet itself is expected to make waves with updated specs and features.
As Yahoo notes, several publications claimed last year that the Galaxy Tab S3 would be announced at the IFA in September. But because the tech giant had to address concerns over the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 instead, things were likely postponed. But now that things have been settled and the world has its eyes set forward, the phablet might finally arrive in the market.
Tech Times adds that the Tab S3 has already received Bluetooth certification, which could only help the device step forward to the public. The LTE-capable model of the unit has also received its certification. And while Samsung itself has remained silent about the circling rumors, it is only a matter of time before the phablet is released.
Furthermore, the device has already been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. This means that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is ready for sale in the United States. All the company has to decide on is when the release will actually take place.
The Galaxy Tab S3 is expected to be powered either by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor or the Exynos 8890 chipset. In addition to this, the device might run on 3GB of RAM as well as have at least 32GB of internal storage. However, it will be fitted with a microSD card slot, which can extend memory to as much as 128GB.
There are two variants that are expected to be announced, one that is 8 inches and another that has a 9.7-inch screen. And while most specifications will be shared between the two, including an 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera, there will be some differences. The most notable of these is the battery, which will be 5870 mAh on the larger model and 4000 mAh on the smaller variant.