Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S series is one of the prominent Android tablet lineups, featuring a cool design and an affordable price tag. Usually, the South Korean tech giant releases the Tab S as two variants with 8.0-inch and 9.7-inch displays.
This time around, credible tipster Evan Blass of @evleaks fame has leaked the press photos of the Galaxy Tab S2 successor dubbed “Galaxy Tab S3” with 8.0-inch display. Going by the leaked photos, the upcoming slate will not feature any radical design change. Instead, it will settle for some configuration changes underneath the chassis.
The photos show the slate in both White and Black/Gray colors. In comparison, the predecessor Galaxy Tab S2 came in two colors — Black Gold and White.
Speaking of release dates, even though there is no official word available at this point, the predecessor was launched in July 2015. Hence, it is safe to assume that the Tab S3 will also be unveiled sometime around the same time frame.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 recently cleared China's TENAA certification. Spec-wise, Phone Arena says both 8-inch and 9.7-inch variants of this tablet are believed to come with the same 2,048 x 1,536 pixels screen resolution. Super AMOLED screen technology is expected to be part of the display.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S3 will reportedly come powered by Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 652 chipset, with four Cortex-A72 CPU cores and four Cortex-A53 CPU cores onboard. While Adreno 510 GPU takes care of the graphics, the entire device will apparently be backed by 3GB of RAM.
When it comes to internal memory, this device will come equipped with 32GB of native storage space. The predecessor comes with a microSD card slot and hence, it is safe to assume that Tab S3 will follow suit.
Furthermore, Samsung has apparently housed an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera unit, in addition to a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter in the Tab S3. Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS is believed to run the slate out of the box.
Here is the tweet showing the alleged press renders of Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0:
Anonymous tip. Tab S3? pic.twitter.com/Xnzql8zkkd
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) June 5, 2016