Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab S3 in India, priced at INR 47,990

After launching its high-end tablet at MWC earlier this year, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab S3 today in India. It is priced at INR 47,990 (approx. $747), and will be available through online and offline stores starting today. The company is offering an easy EMI option and one-time screen replacement for free (valid till July 31). It has partnered with Reliance Jio to offer double the cellular data (28GB +28GB) for just INR 309 (approx. $5) per month. You can buy it on Amazon here; other retailers should have it in stock in the near future.

The Galaxy Tab S3 succeeds last year’s Galaxy Tab S2, and comes with a better display, faster processor, an improved S Pen stylus, better cameras, and improved audio experience. The tablet features a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with HDR and an aspect ratio of 4:3. It also comes with a quad stereo loudspeaker arrangement tuned by AKG/HARMAN for improved audio. The tablet runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with the latest version of TouchWiz.

Under the hood, the Tab S3 is equipped with a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, a microSD card slot, and a 6,000 mAh battery. The tablet also comes with a fingerprint reader. Connectivity options include LTE, GPS (with A-GPS and GLONASS), dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The company has also launched the Book Cover (INR 2,999) and the Keyboard Cover (INR 8,499) accessories.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 - India Launch

We had a chance to use the Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 for a while, so be sure to check out our hands-on experience with the tablet. Be sure to check out our review of the Tab S3 to see what the tablet offers. Along with the Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung had also announced the Galaxy Book 10.6 and the Galaxy Book 12.0 running Windows 10, but the company hasn’t announced those devices for the Indian market at today’s event.

Samsung had already launched the Galaxy Tab S3 in Russia, South Korea, and the US. The South Korean firm had launched the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 last year in India with a price tag of INR 39,400 (approx. $613). Check out the official introduction video of the Galaxy Tab S3 below.

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I don’t think even a single unit is going to be sold, irrespective of how good it is. There just is no market for Tablet devices at this price.

Even the S3 has 4:3 aspect ratio not 16:9, I hate Apple but from a usability standpoint, there is not huge difference between the two and people can easily get iPad Air for around 40% less.

Very few filthy rich people will buy iPad pro just for the brand but anything beyond the price of iPad Air will not be sold at all, in India.


Oh, absolutely. This would be a very nice tablet for around £300-350. At £600 it’s just bonkers.


Releasing this tablet with virtually no improvements over the Tab S2 and a SD 820 was questionable at the time. After the new iPad Pro 10.5 release, it’s just embarrassing.