Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 goes official with Snapdragon 820 and ‘enhanced’ S Pen

Some say it’s too late for Android tablets, but to that, Samsung says “have a Galaxy Tab S3.” Just the one, mind you, not two versions, like the OG Tab S2 generation, unless you count Wi-Fi-only and LTE-enabled as different models.

“Optimized for entertainment”, the 7.0-Nougat powered 9.7-incher is perfectly capable of running silky smooth 4K video content, despite its screen sticking to a QXGA resolution, aka 2048 x 1536 pixels. We’re talking a Super AMOLED stunner here though, with HDR support and access to “vivid” original videos through a high-profile Amazon partnership.

Now, while Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor is already getting a little long in the tooth for premium smartphones, it’s actually a decent selling point in the world of typically underwhelming Android slates.

Other respectable features… by tablet standards include 4GB RAM, 32GB native storage space, microSD support, USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity, fingerprint recognition, and fast-charging battery capabilities. Come to think of all that, it’s pretty close to what the LG G6 and many high-end handsets are all about these days.

As for the 6,000 mAh ticker, it may not sound massive for a 9.7-inch bad boy, but it allows the Galaxy Tab S3 to tip the scales at 429 grams while measuring an almost absurdly thin 6 mm in depth. Also “optimized for gaming”, the tab primarily caters to productive and creative users with a larger, “enhanced” S Pen, including Screen Off Memo, PDF Annotation and Advanced Drawing Tools features.

Oh, and the Tab S3 should also provide superior sound, thanks to “quad-stereo speakers tuned by AKG by Harman.” And the 13 and 5MP cameras are pretty dope too.

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Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).