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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Book Update: New Tablets Fill In For Absent Galaxy S Flagship at Mobile World Congress 2017

Mar 03, 2017 07:46 AM EST

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were absent from the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017) but the Korean electronics giant still had other products to show. Instead of new handsets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book took the spotlight.

With Samsung making sure that their next flagships are safe and ready for consumer use, the new tablets hope to keep the Android-powered tablets afloat. First off is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 which sported an impressive all-glass design and is reportedly HDR ready, CNet reported. The latest Samsung tablet sported a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display (2048x1536 pixels) backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256 GB via microSD).

Other features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 include a 13 MP main camera and 5 MP front-facing shooter, S Pen Stylus and four AKG speakers, XDA Developers reported. To ensure longer use, The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 comes packed with a 6,000 mAh battery.

If not the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, the Samsung Galaxy Book is another mobile solution that took the spotlight. There are two variants of the tablet – a 10.6-inch and a 12-inch model. The 10.6-inch LCD screen (1920x1280) model will bank on an Intel Core M3 processor, 4 GB of RAM and either 64 or 128 GB of internal storage. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will rely on Android 7.0 Nougat for its mobile operating system needs.

The larger 12-inch totes a Super AMOLED display (2160x1440 pixels) and runs on an Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 128 GB SSD storage. The Samsung Galaxy Book runs on Windows 10, ZDNet reported. While both made an impression, pricing and availability for both have yet to be known. Regardless, most are expected to monitor this closely with both mobile devices showing promise.

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