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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Making the tablet more productive than ever

It is almost two years since Samsung had introduced a new flagship Android tablet. Despite the declining tablet market, Samsung is still persistent by announcing the Galaxy Tab S3 and its geared up for productivity in mind.

The new Tab S3 tablet comes in just one size with a 9.7″ display that pushes 2048 x 1536 pixels on a Super AMOLED panel. On top that that, the display also supports HDR 10 for true to life colours as good as watching on HDR TV. It also gets four speakers tuned by AKG by HARMAN for a richer audio experience. As expected for a flagship device, it runs on a Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. If you need more, storage is also expandable via microSD up to 256GB.

The Galaxy Tab S3 is still quite thin at only 6.0mm yet it packs a 6,000mAh battery. It gets a premium metal frame and a glossy glass for both front and back. For imaging, it gets a 13MP main camera while the front gets a 5MP unit for selfies and video conferencing. Out of the box, it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with their latest version of TouchWiz UI. Charging is done via USB Type-C which also supports Fast Charging.

To turn the Galaxy Tab S3 into a productivity tool, it comes with an S-Pen and there’s also an optional keyboard. The included S-Pen is their most advanced yet developed by Wacom and it has a 0.7m tip along with new Note features including screen off memo and PDF annotation. Meanwhile, the new optional Pogo keyboards lets you snap the tablet seamlessly with no pairing and charging required.

For seamless productivity, the Galaxy Tab S3 supports Samsung Flow that uses biometric authentication to wirelessly tether devices to transfer documents between different devices. This also allows you to sync notifications so that you won’t miss any alerts whether you’re on the phone or a tablet. As usual, the Galaxy Tab S3 comes in both WiFi and 4G LTE version, but we are likely to get the 4G LTE variant for our local market.

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Looking at the Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung is targeting those who use their tablets at home or at work, instead of those on the go. With the addition of the S Pen and the Keyboard, it is obvious that they are aiming towards those in the market for the iPad Pro. Like the iPad Pro, it is aimed towards those who are seeking for an alternative computer replacement. So far, no pricing and availability details have been revealed during the press conference.

If all you do with your home PC is web browsing and email, would you replace it with a Galaxy Tab S3? Let us know in the comments below.

Alexander Wong