Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 was expected to be here back in 2016 and when the device skipped the IFA 2016, many were adamant that it could happen in early 2017, probably at the CES or MWC.
Now that the CES is already over and there is still no Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, attention has turned to next month’s MWC 2017 tech show in Barcelona, Spain. Even though the South Korean company hasn’t said a word regarding the possible launch of this device in the coming days, there have been lots of rumors about this tablet and in fact, the past few days have seen the slate appear in major certification bodies, meaning the launch is indeed just around the corner.
Last week, the rumored Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 appeared at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and even though this did not reveal substantial details about the tablet, the model number was given out. Apparently, the device will be shipping with model number SM-T825. Other than confirming that the device had been certified for Bluetooth 4.2, there was nothing else gathered from this development.
In a new report coming from the Wi-Fi Alliance, the body that is charged with verifying the Wi-Fi standards of mobile devices before they are launched, it appears that the same rumored Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has made an appearance at this body carrying model number SM-T825C. Unlike the previous case where we had no details on the specs, this one reveals that the device will be powered by Android OS out of the box, but there is no specific version yet.
With these developments, we should be able to see the Galaxy Tab S3 at the MWC 2017 event, just like rumors have put it. The tech show takes place between February 27 and March 2 in Barcelona, Spain. There is word on the street that Samsung will be at the event with a few Galaxy S8 handsets to showcase – it is possible that the Galaxy Tab S3 will also be at this event.
Keep following and we’ll let you know if (and when) this happens.