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Galaxy Tab S3 manual leaks, showing Android Nougat, Grace UX, and Note-like ambition

The Galaxy Tab S3 has already leaked with the S Pen beside it, informing us that Samsung intends to bring some sort of S Pen integration to its upcoming tablet, but a new manual leaked today shows that the S Pen will be more than just a writing accessory: it, too, will see integration with the Tab S3 — indicating that the Tab S3 will be nothing short of a Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet replacement.

New screenshots leaked from the Galaxy Tab S3 manual showing the design, UX, and some features Samsung looks to bring to the upcoming tablet. First, there will be 2 speakers on the bottom and 2 up top — 4 speakers total, providing better sound than in days past. Samsung looks to bring USB Type-C to the Tab S3, the new standard after micro-USB that arrived with the now-deceased Galaxy Note 7 last Fall. Nougat will make its appearance here, not surprising considering that Google announced the update with its Pixel and Pixel XL a few months ago.

The home button that has been leaked with Samsung’s own press invite can be found here – so yes, despite the move Samsung is making with the Galaxy S8, the Tab S3 will retain the home button/fingerprint sensor setup that graced the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy Note 7, not to mention the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and last year’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

Secure Folder, Screen off memo, Air command, and the Grace UX found on the most perfect productivity phablet will also make their way here as well. Secure Folder, as you may remember, graced us first on the Galaxy Note 7 before the smartphone’s final recall. As for the S Pen, Samsung has given it an S Pen clip, presumably to allow users to clip it onto the side of the device for safe keeping. Of course, we’d like to see Samsung create a placement slot for it in future models.

Samsung is set to announce the Galaxy Tab S3 on February 26th.

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SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Well, I just saw a YouTube video released today by Trustedreview and it seems to be that according to a leak by Evan Blass the aspect ratio might not be 4:3 but 16:10 (it looks like a Tab A 2016). Also it might come with fast charging (wireless too) and water/ dust resistance, now I’m getting excited!!!!!
I just wish an 8 inch version would also be offered even if it’s later.

MStuart
MStuart

Never trust those sources. It’s a 4:3 tablet.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Yes, I think that unfortunately it is more likely to be 4:3 but which source could you trust 100% nowadays? It’s all based on rumours but yeah better not to get too excited and wait to see.

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

I’m done with Samsung Android tablets. The Note 10.1 showed me that they are into turning them into garbage to force the upgrade. I get it with phones, but with tablets it’s just annoying. A tablet is more like a car. It’s something that’s used often but not as frequently and so it should have greater longevity. The good thing about Windows is that Samsung isn’t in control of updates like they are with Android so devices will see updates for a longer period of time. I’m all Windows for tablets now and would buy this if it ran Windows.… Read more »

MStuart
MStuart

Trouble is, Windows comes with its own set of problems: UI complexity, power management issues, driver issues, and a complete lack of decent touch-enabled applications…

I’d rather put up with Android!

laruku

How do you know that the S Pen can clip on the side of the device?

PJaya
PJaya

I was waiting samsung release a tab size like tab 2 7.0, i do not want 4:3 ratio, not fit to pocket.

Thomas Fischer

I love the 4:3 ratio. It is kind of a natural size for a tab that’s primary objective is not to be a portable movie player. And as I have S2 9.7 and 8.0 I can say that the 8.0 fits in all pockets, the old Tab (p1000) did.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I totally agree. 16:9 ratio like tab s 8.4 is more pocketable. I can fit mine inside my blazers and two winter coats pockets without problem. I normally have to take 3 trains to go to work and back home which means all I have to do is to stop playing what I’m watching put it in my pocket and then walk to the next train (or bus sometimes) listening to music then continue watching what I was watching on my next transport. I also have an ipad mini and with it either I have to unplug the earphones and… Read more »

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Sorry Thomas I meant to say I disagree but we all have our own preferances

KiwiBird97
KiwiBird97

What about the Settings menu? Will it go back to one column, or stay at two columns?
(Samsung has been using two column menus in tablets since the Galaxy Tab 10.1.)

hungpakto
hungpakto

Hate that 4:3 screen

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

They jus need to get the price right. Still disappointed with the aspect ratio though

Someone Else

The Galaxy Tab S3 is becoming a bigger upgrade from the Galaxy Tab S2 than I originally thought.

SD 820, 12/5 mp camera, S-Pen integration, quad speakers, 4 GB RAM, USB-C

Leonitis
Leonitis

I have a tab s 10.5,a tab s2VE 9.7,I don’t really need one,but the tab s3 is starting to sound like a good upgrade, not long now till we get to see the new tab s3….