The Samsung Galaxy S8 is absent from MWC 2017. However, the South Korean manufacturer doesn’t like to sit idle. The company just announced the brand new Galaxy Tab S3 along with two new Galaxy Books. While the former is a flagship Android tablet, the latter runs on Windows 10 operating system.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Specifications, Price, and Availability
The successor of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is a full-fledged flagship Android tablet. The Tab S3 sports a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with QXGA (2048 x 1536) resolution. Power it up is the mighty Snapdragon 820 chipset. The quad-core processor comes with custom-made Kyro cores clocked at up to 2.15 GHz each.
Coming to memory, the brand new tablet has got 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32 GB internal storage. There a dedicated micro SD card slot too. Speaking of the software, the Tab S3 runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with some additional productivity utilities from Samsung.
The high-end tablet boasts a 13 MP autofocus rear camera with f/1.9 aperture size. It can also record 4K videos at 30 fps. There is a decent 5 MP camera on the front for selfies and video chatting.
Regarding connectivity, the Galaxy Tab S3 has a Wi-Fi-only version as well as a Wi-Fi + LTE variant. Both the models feature dual-band 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, A-GPS, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Type-C USB port (v3.1), etc. The Wi-Fi + LTE version additionally boasts 2G / 3G / 4G LTE connectivity.
A large 6000mAh battery sits inside the brand new tablet. This is exceptional considering the tablet has a maximum thickness of 6 mm. Speaking of ergonomics, the Tab S3 weighs between 429 grams and 434 grams. One of the best parts of the device is the complimentary S-Pen that Samsung is going to ship with every unit. This will undoubtedly improve the usability and productivity of the tablet. The company will additionally sell a dedicated keyboard dock to convert it into a laptop.
Talking about the pricing, the Galaxy Tab S3 will cost 679 Euro for the Wi-Fi model and 769 Euro for the LTE variant. This is the price structure for Europe, and the costing will vary from country to country. Samsung will release the tablet in the coming weeks in various global markets.
Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6: Specifications, Price, and Availability
Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6 is a Windows 10 convertible tablet. It sports a 10.6-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) TFT display and 7th Generation Intel Core m3 CPU. The dual-core processor runs at a maximum clock speed of 2.6 GHz. The tablet comes with a free detachable keyboard dock and S-Pen out of the box.
Memory-wise, the Galaxy Book 10.6 rocks 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of inbuilt storage. You can also use a micro SD card for additional storage. The tablet runs a full version of the 32-bit Windows 10 operating system. The smaller Galaxy Book features a single 5 MP front camera. There is no rear camera.
A 30.4W battery powers the Galaxy Book 10.6. Samsung claims that this can easily return 10 hours of power backup. Similar to the Tab S3, this too has a Wi-Fi only as well as Wi-Fi + LTE variant. Other connectivity options are alike too. The tablet measures 8.9 mm in thickness and weighs around 640 grams to 650 grams.
Samsung hasn’t yet disclosed the pricing and availability details of the Galaxy Book 10.6. Keep tuned to us; we will let you know about them as soon as the company makes the announcement.
Samsung Galaxy Book 12: Specifications, Price, and Availability
The larger Galaxy Book comes with a 12-inch Super AMOLED display with 2160 x 1440 resolution. Just like its smaller sibling, this will also pack in a keyboard dock and S-Pen inside the retail package.
Speaking of the internals, the tablet is powered by the powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor. The dual core CPU runs at a peak clock speed of 3.1 GHz. Along with it, you may choose either 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. A dedicated micro SD card is present too. Coming to software, this is powered by the 32 bit Windows 10 OS.
Camera-wise, the Galaxy Book 12 sports a 13 MP rear shoot and a 5 MP webcam. Speaking of connectivity, it is exactly similar to the Galaxy Book 10.6 and has got two different versions.
The tablet is powered by a 39W battery which promises up to 10.5 hours of backup. Talking about the aesthetics, it is 7.4 mm thick and weighs about 754 grams. This too can be converted into a full-fledged laptop with the help of the complimentary keyboard dock.
This too does yet not have any pricing info or availability details.