While we are waiting for Samsung to release the Galaxy Tab S3, the South Korean tech giant just unveiled a variant of the Galaxy Tab A (2016). Interestingly, the powerful Tab A (2016) comes with a Galaxy Note 7-like S Pen stylus in tow. So should buyers expect a stylus in the Tab S3 as well?
Samsung?s Galaxy Tab A (2016) is currently retailing in?South Korea with a price tag of KRW 489,000, which is approximately $435. Samsung has not announced the price and release date of this tablet specific to international markets yet.
The Tab A comes with a 10.1-inch display complemented by 1,920 x 1,200 pixels resolution. Under the hood, an octa-core processor, running at 1.6GHz, powers the device with 3GB of RAM backing it.
Not Android 7.0 Nougat, but Android 6.0 Marshmallow runs the slate out of the box. Other key features include 32GB of native storage space, an 8MP rear-facing camera unit, a 2MP front-facing shooter, and support for 4G LTE. The highlight other than the S Pen is the generous 7,300mAh battery cell onboard.
Moving on to the highly-anticipated Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung will apparently release 8.0-inch and 9.7-inch models with 2,048 x 1,536 pixels screen resolution. The South Korean tech giant will make use of Super AMOLED display technology.
Under the hood, Qualcomm?s Snapdragon 652 chip will work in tandem with an octa-core processor to power the tablet. Rumor has it that Adreno 510 GPU will take care of the graphic needs and the internal configurations will be backed by 3GB of RAM.
Furthermore, the Galaxy Tab S3 will reportedly come equipped with 32GB of built-in storage space. Also, there will apparently be no 16GB variant this time around. Not to forget, Apple also got rid of the 16GB base model in the iPhone 7. This move is expected to continue in the upcoming iPads as well. To top it off, the Tab S3 will come equipped with a microSD card slot to facilitate expansion of up to 128GB.
Camera-wise, Samsung has apparently housed an 8-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary shooter for selfies and video chats. Rumors suggest Android 7.0 Nougat will run Samsung?s Galaxy Tab S3 out of the box.