A couple of weeks ago two Samsung tablets were imported into India for testing - the SM-T718 and the SM-T813. Those have now passed through GFX Bench and confirmed suspicions that they are the successors to the AMOLED-packing Tab S2.
The SM-T819, the 9.7" Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, will have a Super AMOLED screen with 2,048 x 1,536px resolution (same as the iPad and the Tab S2).
It will come with a new chipset, though, the Snapdragon 652. It sounds like a mid-ranger, but actually, it has four Cortex-A72 cores and four A53s. Compare that to the four A57s and four A53s of the S810. There are two issues - first, the 28nm build (limits clockspeed and power efficiency) and the Adreno 510 GPU. Still, early benchmarks suggest some improvement over the Exynos 5433 used in the Tab S2 generation.
Higher is better
Higher is better
Moving on, little else seems to have changed. The Galaxy Tab S3 will launch with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It will have 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 8MP/1080p main camera and 2MP/1080p selfie. 150Mbps LTE will be an option.
The SM-T719, the 8" Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, will be virtually the same - same resolution as the bigger S3, same chipset, same camera. The only differences will be screen size and battery backup.
Tab S 8" is still the best, with perfect dimensions fitting in your hand and even your pockets (fits in my back jean pockets or even my front short pockets). You can buy it on eBay for a fraction of the cost refurbished or new on clearance from ...
It's a real shame Samsung changed their entire line of phones and tablets to copy Apple last year...they have been back pedaling out of the phone rat hole they went down by bringing the SD card back in the S7 but the tablets are still perfect duplica...
At twice the price, no thanks, just spent a ton of research time on tablets and purchased the S2 yesterday for 399 CDN