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Exclusive: Galaxy Tab S3 images reveal advanced stylus support, AKG audio tuning

by Brandon Russell | February 23, 2017February 23, 2017 12:15 pm PDT

Samsung won’t be completely absent from Mobile World Congress at the end of this month. At the upcoming event, the Korean company will reportedly unveil the Galaxy Tab S3, a tablet seemingly aimed at productivity.

Now, ahead of the device’s official announcement, TechnoBuffalo has exclusively obtained photos of the device, which provide new clues for what to expect.

In addition to its ability to dock with a keyboard, the Galaxy Tab S3 will seemingly come with more advanced stylus support. As the photos show, the new Samsung stylus looks alarmingly similar to Microsoft’s Surface Pen, right on down to the tab at the pen’s base.

It’s unclear if the stylus will come with the Galaxy Tab S3, or if Samsung will offer the accessory separately. Samsung devices aimed at productivity typically come with a stylus, so it certainly wouldn’t be unusual if it was included in the box.

As we saw in the image shared by Evan Blass earlier this week, the Galaxy Tab S3 will feature a very familiar design, with capacitive buttons and the oval fingerprint sensor/home button combo on the front.

Elsewhere, our photos confirm the device will come with audio features tuned by AKG, a company known for manufacturing microphones, headphones and wireless audio systems. The images also reveal the Tab S3 will come in two colors, silver and black (the colors will likely have fancier names).

Do we need a Samsung tablet?

Although the tablet market has faded in recent years, Samsung appears to be setting up the Tab S3 to be a hybrid device, one for consuming media and creating content. Thus, the stylus and keyboard support. Sounds like Samsung’s version of the iPad Pro, which is by no means a bad thing.

According to a previous leak, the Galaxy Tab S3 is expected to sport a 9.6-inch AMOLED display (with 4:3-inch aspect ratio), a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB or 128GB of storage.

Mobile World Congress kicks off in just a few days, so we should learn more about the Galaxy Tab S3 very soon.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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