While Apple?s?iPad Air and?iPad Mini lineups rule the tablets market, Android slates are slowly-but-steadily gaining grounds. Apart from the stock-Android Nexus lineup, Samsung?s Galaxy Tab S series is a popular pick across the globe. And now, Samsung is reportedly gearing up to release the successor ?Galaxy Tab S3? on September 1.
This news comes from the famous Russian journalist Eldar Murtazin, but Samsung has not confirmed it yet. In any case, OEMs never confirm ?release dates up until the week before the launch.
As far as the?specifications go, Samsung will be releasing the Galaxy Tab S3 as two variants with 8.0-inch and 9.7-inch displays. However, both models will carry 2,048 x 1,536 pixels screen resolution. Without any doubt, the tried and tested Super AMOLED screen technology will be employed by Samsung.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S3 is believed to come powered by an octa-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 652) chipset. There will be four Cortex-A72 CPU cores, in addition to four Cortex-A53 CPU cores onboard. Adreno 510 GPU will apparently handle the graphics, while the internal configurations will be backed by 3GB of RAM.
This tablet is expected to come equipped with 32GB of built-in storage space. There is no word on the availability of a microSD card slot. But then, the predecessor Tab S2 comes with one and hence, it is safe to assume that the successor may not be an exception.
Moreover, the Galaxy Tab S3 will reportedly sport an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera unit and a 2-megapixel selfie-clicker at the front. While Android Nougat is gearing up for a worldwide roll out, this slate will apparently run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Here is the tweet from Murtazin hinting at the Galaxy Tab S3 release date:
September 1 – Tab S3 😉 ?????? ??? ? ?????
— Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) July 19, 2016
Other than the Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung has the heavily-rumored?Galaxy Note 7 lined up for launch this August. The?Gear S3 smartwatch, on the other hand, is also believed to be unveiled sometime in the next couple of months. Notably, the predecessor Gear S2 made a grand entry in August last year.