Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Book, and Gear VR with Controller

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Samsung didn’t have any smartphones to show at their MWC keynote this year. Instead, they treated the audience to a new tablet, and a 2-in-1 device.

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Photo: gsmarena

Meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. A tablet that weighs just 429 grams, is designed with reinforced glass on the front and back, together with a seamless aluminium frame, and sports a huge 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display.

Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core CPU clocked at 2.15GHz, with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and an extremely potent 6,000mAh battery which yields up to 12 hours of video playback. It’s also equipped with a 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera for video calls/selfies.

With a screen this large, the Tab S3 is also capable of becoming a drawing board/note taking device. As such, it comes with Samsung’s new S-Pen which is based on Wacom’s EMR technology. For a more immersive experience, the device is also equipped with 4 speakers tuned by AKG, and is compatible with the Vulkan API for gaming.

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For those who want the absolute best in performance, there’s also the new Samsung Galaxy Book. This powerhouse sports a 12-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, and is equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB/128GB or 6GB/256GB RAM + Storage configurations, and a battery which can yield up to 10.5 hours of uptime.

It also has a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, USB 3.1 (Type-C) ports, support for MicroSD Card and Fast Charging, runs on Windows 10, and comes with an S-Pen and Keyboard.

There’s also a 10.6-inch variant of the Galaxy Book with lower screen quality and internal storage, as well as a relatively slower CPU.

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Photo: engadget

The Korean tech giant also unveiled a new iteration of the Gear VR (which basically looks the same as the one before it) which now comes with a controller equipped with a remote as well as a touchpad, and is supposed to enhance navigation and interaction by tracking hand motion. Allowing you to point, shoot, drag, and drop virtual objects.

Galaxy Tab S3 Specs:

  • 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core Processor
  • 9.7-inch Super AMOLED Display (2048 x 1536)
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD Card
  • 13MP Rear Camera with AF
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • LTE
  • USB Type-C Interface
  • Android Nougat
  • 6,000mAh Battery
  • Fast Charging
  • S Pen
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Silver, Black

Galaxy Book Specs (10.6 inches)

  • 2.6GHz 7th Generation Intel Core m3 Dual Core Processor
  • 10.6-inch Full HD TFT Display (1920 x 1080)
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 128GB of Storage, expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD Card
  • 5MP Rear Camera
  • USB Type-C
  • Up to 10 hrs uptime
  • LTE
  • Fast Charging
  • Windows 10
  • S-Pen/Keyboard

Galaxy Book Specs (12 inches)

  • 3.1GHz 7th Generation Intel Core i5 Dual Core Processor
  • 12-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display (2160 x 1440)
  • Up to 8GB of RAM
  • Up to 256GB of Internal Storage expandable via MicroSD Card of up to 256GB capacity
  • 13MP Rear Camera with AF
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • 2 USB Type-C Ports
  • Up to 10.5 hrs uptime
  • LTE
  • Fast Charging
  • Windows 10
  • S-Pen/Keyboard

Source: androidcentral, hungrygeeks, phonearena (1,2cnet

Photos: gsmarena (1,2), engadget




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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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