Yesterday Samsung revealed the official release date and price for the Galaxy Tab S3 in the US. Today the Korean company has started taking pre-orders for the device in the UK, through its own online store.
As anticipated based on a premature retailer listing, the new tablet does in fact cost £599. However, Samsung is offering a perk for those who pre-order, one which is sure to sweeten the deal.
If you do decide to take the plunge and put in a pre-order for the Galaxy Tab S3, you will receive the keyboard cover for free. That's a £119 value and it will let you experience the Tab S3 fully. Otherwise, you don't get all the unique selling points, at least according to Samsung's marketing materials.
Pre-orders are expected to ship on March 31. The Galaxy Tab S3 pairs the 'glass sandwich' design that was made popular by Samsung's high-end smartphones starting with the Galaxy S6 with the S Pen seen in the Note line. It has a 9.7-inch 2,048x1,536 Super AMOLED touchscreen, the Snapdragon 820 powering it, and 4GB of RAM. A 6,000 mAh battery keeps things running, and the tablet comes with Android 7.0 Nougat preinstalled.
anyone actually going to pay this for a tablet??
They should charge at least £1000 to make more money. In fact, can I suggest a feature where a tablet locks up every month and you can't use it until you paid for the unlocking code. Approximately £99. Every month. Apple, Samsung, take...