Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) stops by the FCC ahead of MWC 2017 Launch

Galaxy Tab S3

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will be among the handheld devices that the South Korean company is expected to unveil at the Mobile World Congress 2017 show in two weeks’ time.

The tablet has been in the rumor mills for months now and in fact, it was expected to be released before the end of 2016, but this did not materialize. However, Samsung has confirmed its attendance at the MWC 2017 event in Barcelona and gone further to tease to the rumored Galaxy Tab S3 in the press invitations. We have seen a number of leaks come out about the next-gen Tab S3 tablet, including the specs as well as model numbers.

Not so long ago, the tech giant sent this Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 tablet to the Wi-Fi Alliance as well as Bluetooth SIG bodies for certification. With these two already done, the device has now been spotted on the FCC, two weeks ahead of its official launch and possible release. Usually, the FCC is among the last major bodies that a handheld device (smartphone) goes through before being made official to the public.

According to the latest reports, the Galaxy Tab S3 that has visited the FCC has model number SM-T820, however, we know that there will be two variants of the tablet. Where one will ship with the said model number, the second variant will come in with model number SM-T825. If all goes well, the latter will be the LTE variant while the former – SM-T820 – will be the Wi-Fi only variant.

Despite this difference in model numbers and connectivity standards, the two variants of Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 are expected to ship with the same specs. These include a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with QXGA resolution, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. There is talk of a flagship 12MP camera on the back alongside a 5MP shooter on the front, similar to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Android 7.0 Nougat is expected to run the show out of the box.

As noted earlier, Samsung will be at the MWC 2017 to announce the Galaxy Tab S3 and this will be happening on February 26, which is just two weeks from now. We should know more details about this tablet then. Keep following us!

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