Samsung has announced quite a few smartphones this year, and the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are quite probably the most popular ones. That being said, this Korea-based tech giant is also expected to announce a couple of tablets in the coming months. Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Tab S2 9.7 in July last year, and their successors will probably arrive in the same time period this year. The SM-T719 and SM-T813 devices were spotted earlier this year, and it seems like these are the two Galaxy Tab S3 models currently in the development.
That being said, the Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 has been certified by TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC) quite recently. The exact model number we’re dealing with here is SM-T719c, and thanks to TENAA, we now know what will the device look like, and what specs will it sport (most of them anyway). The Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 will feature an 8-inch 2048 x 1536 AMOLED panel, and will ship with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage on the inside. In case you need more storage, you’ll be able to expand it up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. This tablet will be fueled by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 64-bit octa-core SoC running at 1.8GHz, at least in China’s case. The 8-megapixel snapper will be placed on the back of the Galaxy Tab S3 8.0, and a 2-megapixel shooter will be available up front. The 4,000mAh battery will also going to be a part of this package, and it will not be removable it seems. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will come pre-installed on the Galaxy Tab S3 8.0, and on top of it, you’ll be able to find Samsung’s custom UI, of course.
The Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 will measure 198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6mm, while it will weight 272 grams. Interestingly enough, this tablet has the same dimensions as its predecessor, and truth be told, it’s quite similar in terms of the design as well. All in all, the Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 doesn’t seem to be a huge upgrade compared to the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0, and we do expect the new tablet to cost as much as the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 did back when it was released. Samsung will probably unveil both the Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 and 9.7 in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for that.