Everyone is clamoring over all the new smartphones (and dumbphones) being announced at MWC in Barcelona, so I guess Samsung didn’t want anyone else stealing their thunder on that front. Instead, the company has revealed a pair of new tablets for the high-end mobile professional. Say hello to the Galaxy Tab S3 and the new Galaxy Book.

Starting with the Galaxy Tab S3, this is the natural successor in the higher-end Galaxy Tab S series. A cheapo this most certainly is not. You get a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display to enjoy your “premium mobile experience.” Expect to enjoy HDR video content, Samsung Flow biometric authentication, and a refined S Pen with a smaller 0.7mm tip for greater precision, along with increased pressure sensitivity.

As far as the raw specs go, the new Galaxy Tab S3 has a Snapdragon 820 chip, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, microSD expansion good for up to 256GB more space, a 13MP main camera, 5MP front camera, USB-C, 6000mAh battery with fast charging, and Android 7.0.

Personally, I’m more interested in the new Galaxy Book, which replaces the TabPro line for Windows 10 convertibles. Think of this as Samsung’s answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro. Choose between a 10.6-inch TFT FHD dispay (1920×1280 pixels) or a 12-inch Super AMOLED screen (2160×1440 pixels). Get up to a Core i5 chip, up to 256GB SSD, and 4GB of RAM.

The press release is below with more information and the full spec sheet. In the meantime, Samsung has also released a teaser video for the upcoming Galaxy S8. Looking at the graphics used, we can be pretty confident that the next flagship phone is ditching the physical home button.


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Samsung Expands Tablet Portfolio with Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book, Offering

Enhanced Mobile Entertainment and Productivity

New tablets demonstrate Samsung’s continued heritage of delivering best-in-class

Galaxy technology

Barcelona, Spain – February 26, 2017 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Samsung

Galaxy Tab S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Book, stylishly designed tablets with advanced computing

technology offering a premium mobile experience. For digital content enthusiasts, the Galaxy Tab S3

delivers superior video and gaming experiences along with versatile usage as a productivity tool, while

the Galaxy Book gives professionals enhanced computing power for work and play.

The Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display and the Galaxy Book is offered in a

10.6-inch TFT LCD version and 12-inch Super AMOLED version.

The new tablets unveiled at Mobile World Congress provide premium Galaxy technology including:

 HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video Content: Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book 12-inch support

videos in HDR (10bit colored) for true-to-life colors and vivid digital content.

 Samsung Flow: Samsung Flow makes working on the go seamless. For a safe and secure login,

Samsung Flow uses biometric authentication to log-in and can wirelessly tether compatible

devices to transfer documents from a mobile device to a tablet. It also syncs message

notifications so users never miss an important text message whether they’re using a

smartphone or their tablet.

 Refined S Pen*: For a natural writing experience, the S Pen has a smaller 0.7mm tip and

increased pressure sensitivity. The S Pen also includes convenient features such as Screen Off

Memo to quickly jot down notes, PDF Annotation for easy editing and professional-level drawing

with Advanced Drawing Tools.

Both tablets deliver on Samsung’s legacy of innovative Galaxy technology including a 13-megapixel rear

camera which includes auto focus and a 5-megapixel front camera for high-quality photos. The tablets

also include expandable storage** and more power efficiency with fast-charge capabilities, supporting

up to 12 hours of video playback on the Galaxy Tab S3 and up to 10.5 hours of video playback on the

Samsung Book (12-inch). Both devices also support Pogo keyboards with no separate charging or pairing


“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,” said DJ Koh,

President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “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 Galaxy Tab S3: Optimized for Entertainment yet offering versatile usage

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 takes mobile entertainment to the next level providing a cinema-like

experience with 4K video playback and a stunning Super AMOLED display. In addition, the Galaxy Tab S3

is the first Samsung tablet to feature quad-stereo speakers tuned by AKG by HARMAN for premium

visual and listening experiences. And with content partners like Amazon, enjoy instant access to HDR

original videos.

Optimized for gaming, the Galaxy Tab S3 includes Vulkan API for superior graphics and Game Launcher

for an enhanced user interface and personalized gaming experience, as well as modes like Do Not

Disturb for uninterrupted gameplay.

With an enhanced S Pen, the Galaxy Tab S3 allows users to be more productive, creative, and do

multiple things at once. The Galaxy Tab S3 is designed to keep users always connected with faster

charging and longer battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Book: Enhanced Power and Performance in a 2-in-1 Design

Available in 10.6-inch and 12-inch models, the Samsung Galaxy Book caters to productive on-the-go

professionals who are looking for a powerful computing device that isn’t tied to the desktop. The

Samsung Galaxy Book is lightweight and has a versatile form factor, easily transforming from a tablet to


For enterprise-grade performance, the Samsung Galaxy Book 12-inch is equipped with a 7th Generation

Intel® CoreTM i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1GHz and the 10.6-inch with an Intel® CoreTM m3 processor, Dual

core 2.6GHz.

Built on the Windows 10 operating system, the Galaxy Book offers the full desktop Microsoft Office

experience for maximum productivity. It also features a keyboard that is larger and more tactile with

discernible keys so users can comfortably type just as they would on a traditional computing device.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and Samsung Galaxy Book (10.6-inch and 12-inch) Product Specifications


*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document

including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and

capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

**Expandable storage units sold separately from the device.

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