Samsung?s Tab S series is one of the most popular affordable Android tablets, which gives tough competition to Apple?s powerful iPad Air and iPad Mini lineup. While we are gearing up for the release of the next-generation Galaxy Tab S3, the original Galaxy Tab S (8.4 & 10.5) lineup is now receiving the long-awaited Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
Android M For Tab S & Discount?For Tab S2
According to?Sammobile, Marshmallow is currently being rolled out to Tab S LTE variants in Germany. Hence, it?s only a matter of time before it hits all the models across the globe.
The last-minute firmware update also signifies the imminent arrival of the successor. Only last week, the current-generation Galaxy Tab S2 got an?official price cut indicating the impending launch of the next variant.
Galaxy Tab S3 Release Rumors
According to reports, the Galaxy Tab S3 release date, in all likelihood, is set for September 1 or 2.
Speaking of specifications, the?Galaxy Tab S3 will be released as two variants, following the tradition, with 8.0-inch and 9.7-inch displays. Both of which will apparently be carrying 2,048 x 1,536 pixels screen resolution. Have no doubt, Samsung?s tried and tested Super AMOLED display technology will be part of the upcoming slates.
Under the hood, an octa-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 652) SoC will reportedly power this tablet with four Cortex-A72 CPU cores and four Cortex-A53 CPU cores. Adreno 510 GPU will take care of the graphics, while the internal configurations will get a boost from the 3GB of RAM onboard.
Moreover, the Galaxy Tab S3 is believed to come equipped with 32GB of native storage space. This will be the base model as there?s no word on the 16GB variant. Not to forget, Apple is also getting rid of the 16GB base model for the devices earmarked for 2016. To top it off, Samsung will house a microSD card slot for expansion of up to 128GB.
With its?super-thin and lightweight exterior, the Tab S series has always stood-out. And hence, we are expecting Samsung to cut down the size and weight further in the Tab S3.
Rumors also suggest that the Galaxy Tab S3 will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. But then, it is compatible anyway with the new and powerful?Android 7.0 Nougat.
Also noteworthy is the generous 8-megapixel main camera unit and a 2-megapixel secondary snapper for selfies and video chats.