Samsung recently released the Window 10-powered Galaxy TabPro S tablet for $900 in the U.S. Now, a new report says the South Korean tech giant is gearing up to release the successors of the well-received Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 slates.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 (model number: SM-T819) and Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 are under development. The bigger sibling apparently visited the FCC for approval. Meanwhile, Roland Quandt of Winfuture fame pointing to FCC documentation said these devices will look exactly same as the predecessors.
As far as the rumored specifications go, the Tab S3 is believed to come powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 652 chipset with an octa-core processor in tow. In comparison, the Tab S2 came with Samsung’s Exynos 7 onboard.
The 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch display clad tablets will boast 1536 x 2048 pixels screen resolution. Rumors also say the tablet duo will come backed by 3 GB of RAM. On the software front, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS will apparently run the devices, straight out of the box.
When it comes to camera configuration, the Galaxy Tab S3 is believed to sport an 8-megapixel rear-facing sensor, in addition to a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. The slates will reportedly come equipped with 32 GB of native storage space. Except for the processor unit, it looks like Samsung has not made many changes to the Galaxy Tab S3.
Phone Arena, on the other hand, said the Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 will be compatible with AT&T LTE bands 2, 4, and 17. Hence, it goes without saying that, AT&T will sell this device after launch. However, at this point, there is no information available to ascertain the launch date or price of these tablets.
Here is the tweet from Quandt saying the successor will look similar to the Tab S2:
Samsung Galaxy Tab "S3" 9.7 (SM-T819) looks exactly like last year's model (S2 9.7 SM-T810) according to the FCC. pic.twitter.com/1uQVO36aYv
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) March 21, 2016