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Samsung to launch the Galaxy Tab S3 in South Korea on May 11

Back in February, Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy Tab S3 — and now the firm has revealed that it will launch the slate in South Korea on Thursday, May 11. Unfortunately, it didn’t provide any information with regards to pricing, though we expect the device to retail for around 680,000 won in the region.

So, why has Samsung waited until now to release the Galaxy Tab S3 in its home country? Well, it’s believed the firm strategically postponed the slate’s launch due to the debut of the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 last month. However, market conditions have since changed, leading analysts to believe it may have been the wrong decision.

According to market intelligence agency TrendForce, global tablet shipments for the first quarter of 2017 totaled 31.95 million units, representing a steep drop of 34.5 percent from the prior quarter and a 9.3 percent decline year-on-year. What’s more, the company expects sales of slates to continue to decrease — so it looks like all odds are against the Galaxy Tab S3.

For those in need of a refresher, the Galaxy Tab S3 sports a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, a Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera and a colossal 6,000mAh battery.

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tahiraqariem
tahiraqariem

Samsung does not seem to stop in innovation like today I see will glide samsung galaxy Tab s3 in korea. But I must admit it samsung until now is still one of the best and relatively economical mobile device for Asia and Indonesia. But when yah samsung galaxy Tab s3 will be present in Indonesia? I always wait for this news ..

alucarys38
alucarys38

So disappointed…With a premium tablet like this, what have we got in storage ? the cheapest and the the slooooooowest 32 GB eMMC storage !!! Why can’t we have UFS 2.1 high speed storage for this price ?? but no, it’s only just for the S8/plus series…Such a waste.

MStuart
MStuart

Years later, still 32 GB of storage, still 264 dpi, now with a silly glass back, and heavier than the Tab S2.

The only thing that has truly “improved” (as in higher) is the price.

TRXer
TRXer

Umm impressive specs?

My Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition sports 3 GB of RAM, Quad-core 2.3 GHz, 2560 x 1600 pixels LCD screen, 8220 mAh battery.

Aside from the noticeably better screen and old Android version (5.1.1) which, by the way, got a patch yesterday (!), what has this Galaxy Tab S3 has to offer me?

After 3 years I was expecting 6 GB of RAM, +8K mAh battery, larger screen with higher resolution …

A modern power-efficient SoC with a 8K mAh “non-exploding” battery, that would be impressive.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I was looking forward to upgrading my Tab S, but the downgraded screen resolution and aspect ratio, together with the small internal memory and last years chipset, just does not justify the £660 price tag (LTE model). I may have considered it, if it had 64GB but definitely not content with 32GB, especially as it probably means the reality is more like 28GB storage or less on board.