Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 May Debut a Pro variant with S-Pen

Galaxy Tab S3

Late last week, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 was spotted at the Wi-Fi Alliance, adding more weight to the fact that the device is expected to be here at MWC 2017, which takes place in a few weeks’ time.

The South Korean tech giant recently confirmed that Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will be the main highlight of its upcoming press conference in Barcelona, Spain. However, not further details have been put forward by the company regarding the possible specs or even design language of the tablet. Nonetheless, at a time when the market is filled with 2-in-1 hybrid tablets, the Galaxy Tab S3 has really gained lots of attention from excited fans all over the globe.

According to the Wi-Fi Alliance listing, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will ship with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The listing also confirms the device’s model number will be SM-T820, but reports have suggested that there will be another variant with model number SM-T825. This is not strange from Samsung at all – it has happened before. The two variants mean that one is LTE and the other is Wi-Fi-only – but there is something new just coming in about this tablet.

Apparently, the latest word on the street has it that Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will add another variant to the party, debuting a Tab S3 Pro model that adds an S-Pen to the fold. This is really interesting from Samsung and it seems as if the company is doing everything possible to keep former Galaxy Note 7 owners a little bit happy. With an S-Pen on board, the Tab S3 Pro will, without a doubt, be the closest one can get to a newer Galaxy Note device, especially when looking at the rumored hardware specs of the tablet.

As it is, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will be powered by the same hardware that was part of the Galaxy Note 7. These include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage, although there is a rumor that a 32GB variant will also be unveiled. Furthermore, the tablet is expected to come with a 12MP main camera and 5MP selfie shooter, similar to the Note 7. The home button will also double as a fingerprint scanner while the screen size will remain at 9.7 inches with a QXGA resolution of 2048×1536 pixels, similar to its predecessor.

Now, be warned that these are based on unconfirmed reports and as usual with such developments, take this one with a grain of salt. But this won’t be for too long as the Samsung will be holding its press conference on February 26, which is when the Galaxy Tab S3 and a possible Tab S3 Pro will be unveiled to the public.

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