With leaks poring in from an astounding number of industry sources, it is not uncommon to get glimpses of upcoming devices really early in their development cycle. However, few actually manage to linger in the rumor mill for almost a whole year, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Most sources seem to agree that the delay was somehow related to the unfortunate Galaxy Note7 saga. But now that is finally put to rest and the Tab S3 appears closer to a release than ever.
The device already received its Wi-Fi certification, as well as a Bluetooth one. Now, we can add FCC to the listl. Actually, two distinct models were certified by the authority. The SM-T820, which is a Wi-Fi only version and the SM-T825 - with 3G and 4G connectivity added to the mix.
We are not quite sure how this relates to one of the earlier Tab S3 leaks, which mentions two distinct screen size variations as well - one at 9.7 inches and another at 8 inches. The FCC document doesn’t really weigh in on this. However, most sources lean towards a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED panel, with a resolution of 2,048x1,536px, so a 4:3 ratio.
The debate is also out, regarding the chipset. An Exynos 7420 has been mentioned in the past. But a Snapdragon 820 seems more likely at this point. Other suggested specs include 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 12.8MP, plus 5MP camera setup.
Since the Galaxy S8 is not going to make it to MWC this year, it could very well be the Galaxy Tab S3 that ends up the star of the show.
Thanks for the tip Michael.
DOA 4:3 stopped being used from websites ages ago. Books are closer to 3:2, media is 16:9 ... etc. Why do they keep using that obsolete aspect ratio? 3:2 and/or 16:10 is/are so much better. A compromise that is good for both media and readi...