Samsung Rumored to Launch the Galaxy Tab S3 in Q1 2017
We haven’t seen much activity in the Android tablet market for quite some time. Sure, we get the occasional tablet that pops up here and there, but there hasn’t been much in terms of a flagship level Android tablet at all this year. It’s fair to say that people don’t upgrade their tablets as often as their smartphones, and this is likely the reason why OEMs simply have not focused on this in 2016.
Looking back, the Nexus 9 was released back in November of 2014. The Xperia Z4 Tablet came out in June of 2015, then we saw the Galaxy Tab S2 in September of 2015, followed by the Shield K1 in November of 2015 and lastly there was the Pixel C in December of 2015. Samsung did launch a couple of mid-range tablets this year, but even the Galaxy Tab A with S Pen hasn’t been launched outside of South Korea yet.
A new rumor claims that Samsung is looking to change this starting next year. SamMobile says their sources are telling them that Samsung is planning to launch two models of the Galaxy Tab S3 sometime during the first quarter of 2017. We are told the model numbers will be SM-T820 and SM-T825, with the T820 being the WiFi variant and the T825 being the LTE version. This is as much information as they have to go on now though.
These devices were rumored to launch in the second half of this year, but things didn’t pan out that way. We aren’t told what the hardware specs will be like, but the Galaxy Tab S series has been the company’s high-end tablet lineup for a few years now. We also don’t know if they will stick with the 9.7″ 4:3 aspect display, or if they will go back to the 16:10 aspect ratio that we saw in the original Galaxy Tab S.Source: SamMobile