Samsung launches a pair of tablet offerings at Mobile World Congress 2017-- the Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book, with the first designed for media consumption while the other is aimed at professionals.
Both tablets feature HDR video support, as well as Samsung Flow biometric authentication and improved S Pen support, together with 13MP rear-/5MP front-facing cameras, expandable storage via microSD card, fast-charging capability and support for Pogo keyboards with no separate charging or pairing required.
The 9.7-inch Tab S3 is an Android Nougat-powered number promising a "cinema-like experience" with a Super AMOLED 2048 x 1536 resolution display and a quad-stereo speaker setup tuned by Harman's AKG. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and includes 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, integrated 4G connectivity and a 6000mAh battery. A next-generation S Pen stylus is included in the package.
Meanwhile the Galaxy Book comes in 2 sizes, with a 10.6-inch version running on a dual-core 2.6GHz Intel Core m3 CPU and the 12-inch version offering a dual-core 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 CPU. As a Microsoft Surface rival, the Galaxy Book has Windows 10 as OS and includes a full-size keyboard dock complete with touchpad and USB-C connectivity. An S Pen stylus also comes as standard.
“At Samsung, we are committed to expanding the boundaries of the mobile and computing experience by providing best-in-class products that satisfy mobile users’ diverse needs and demands,” the company says. “Our new tablet portfolio is built with premium technology that delivers a productive and versatile experience to consumers, designed for users at home, work or on the go.”
Samsung is still to announce when the Tab S3 and Galaxy Book will be available.