Samsung are amazing at producing phones. Why don't they product an identical spec tablets? For example an identical tablet with identical spec as a Note 7. The only difference is 16:9 would be perfect.
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2016They're still better than laptops'. Android tablet sales actually rose for certain companie... moreApple is the one who popularized it in the first place, Apple users don't mind wasting their money for an Apple product as long as it's worth it. iPad's are pretty good and sold well in the beginning, Android tablets are unappealing because it's just a blown up smartphone interface with little to no app optimization, it's nothing a good phablet can't replace especially since a lot of tablets (like the TS3) are now under-spec'd. If you're serious about getting some real work and gaming done laptops/desktops/all-in-ones/hybrids are the way to go.
NYCDroid, 07 Jun 2016It's obvious Samsung lost faith in the tablet industry, they have the ability to release a spe... moreThey're still better than laptops'.
Android tablet sales actually rose for certain companies. It's mostly ipad sales that plummet because nobody wants to shell out $800 for a f#%^ING tablet. There's plenty of money to be made in the tablet market if you play it smart. Let the high end ($1000+ tablets) be for Microsoft and conquer the mid end ($400-$500 tablets) while the low end is belonging to chines already ($100-$200 tablets).
It's obvious Samsung lost faith in the tablet industry, they have the ability to release a spec'd out Tab S3 if they wanted to but it's not worth it since sales continue to plummet.
kevz, 07 Jun 2016Please Marshmallow Update for Tab Sdon't hold your breathe. I was a big samsung fan but their updates releases are horrible. Tab S still waiting for 6.0 when Android N is about to release. Tab Pro series was long forgotten. and those were great tablets. I think tab s2 still on 5.0..
2048 x 1536 pixels would result in a different aspect ratio compared to the one in the picture.
Mirkran, 06 Jun 2016SD652 is faster than Exynos 5433. And look at the reviews of devices using SD652. It seems tha... moreDowngrade.... Tab S was premium , S2 had average looks and build quality, S3 will have zero upgrade and slower processor. Worth for 199 dollar or call it Tab A.
abhijitcp, 07 Jun 2016Tab S had 3 GB RAM! That was in 2014!! Tab S2 and Tab S3 are definitely skip-worthy! Disappoin... moreNote 10.1 also had 3gb of ram in 2013! It also had stylus (which is great in big screen, and to emulate the mouse when browsing).
Note 10.1 > Tab S > Tab S2 > Tab S3
2013 > 2014 > 2015 > 2016
Samsung: first company to be moving backwards!
To upgrade from My Faithful elegant TAB S 1
We need 16:9 widescreen "stop useless old outdated 4:3 "
& please a camera of 12 MPixel @ least with flash & 5 Mpixel front
4 GB RAM @least or much better like 6GB & I will pay for that I swear
CPU like Snapdragon 823 or more than Exynos 8890
S-PEN S-PEN S-PEN S-PEN For worldwide success sake & for your own sake Samsung
& trust me Samsung you will demolish apple if you introduce 4K screen resolution in it
Battery not less than 6000 mAh & of new technology "like a blast very fast charging"
AS a spec of high end flagship tablet then the memory must not be less than 64 GB
& of course able to be expandable to 256 GB option
we are in 2016 going to 2017 .. don't copy tab s2 & don't fall in fail ...
just be the lead & the better than any other company >> be the best
Best tablets you have made in their time are Tab S 1 "2014" & Tab 7.7 2011
Tab S had 3 GB RAM! That was in 2014!! Tab S2 and Tab S3 are definitely skip-worthy! Disappointing from Samsung!
Anonymous, 06 Jun 2016How can you not hate when the new device has worse specs than the ones it is supposed to repla... morebecause all these specs and these obviously FAKE renders have been confirmed right? See the problem?
Was dissaponited when upgraded my tab s to tab s2 and still feel this is a big letdown.
Mirkran, 06 Jun 2016SD652 is faster than Exynos 5433. And look at the reviews of devices using SD652. It seems tha... moreTablets need the performance more due to having 2 to 3 times more elements to draw at any given time (due to the lower DPI). It's tablets that need the extra power, to phones it's mostly showing off I agree.
Also in tablets you can install Linux via chroot (in phones it is useless) to produce some real work, there powerful SoCs matter too... Tablets need the power, it's not at all showing off...
Mirkran, 06 Jun 2016SD652 is faster than Exynos 5433. And look at the reviews of devices using SD652. It seems tha... moreIt's not, it throttles more due to the 28nm process. Don't read benchmarks, they misdirect. They don't measure sustained performance.
Tab S3, benchmarks more, but performs worse, like any sd 650 phone compared to a note 4.