Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Specs Leaked, Testing of International Variant begins

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Less than one week ago, a supposed Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 model appeared at the official Wi-Fi Alliance for certification.

The device that was certified by the organization carried model number SM-T825, same as what had been certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) a week before. This was immediately thought to be the rumored Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and while previous leaks had seen no specs and features come to life, we now have some information about this tablet.

Coming from China thanks to @mmddj_china, the latest reports claim that Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will come in two variants. The model that has been doing rounds with number SM-T825 will reportedly be the LTE variant, meaning it will support cellular connectivity, just like a smartphone would do. In the event that one runs out of data, there will also be room to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi. The second variant of Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will ship with model number SM-T820 and according to the leak, this will be the Wi-Fi-only variant. In short, there won’t be room for SIM cards.

Despite the differences, both variants of Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will ship with the same internals. We are talking of an Exynos 7420 processor, the same model that the South Korean tech giant used in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 flagships. This processor will be paired with a decent RAM of 4GB and while there is no talk of storage, 64GB units are expected. Android 7.0 Nougat is expected to run the show right out of the box.

Although shipping with a 2015 flagship processor, the rumored Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will still come with a few state-of-the-art features. These include the latest UFS 2.0, a faster fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C as well as fast battery charging technology.

With Samsung expected to unveil the Galaxy Tab S3 at the upcoming Galaxy S8, there are reports that testing has already begun for the tablet’s international variant. The Wi-Fi-only variant has firmware version T820XXU0AQA8 while the LTE variant has version T825XXU0AQA8.

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