IT'S UNLIKELY that Samsung will have many surprises in store at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) with a leak showing off the firm's Galaxy Tab S3 tablet in full.
Samsung has all-but-confirmed that the Galaxy Tab S3 will be its big reveal at MWC later this month, with the Galaxy S8 set to skip the event in favour of a standalone launch at the end of March.
Now we know a bit more about the firm's incoming tablet, courtesy of Evan Blass (naturally) who has posted the first official-looking image of the so-called Tab S3.
It doesn't look a whole lot different to the Galaxy Tab S2, with Samsung keeping the physical home button intact, alongside capactive shortcut keys. A new keyboard will be offered with the Tab S3, though, that looks similar to Apple's Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro.
The phone icon on the display also suggests that Samsung's incoming tablet will offer the functionality to make and receive phone calls.
The image doesn't give much else away, but previous reports have outed what to expect from the Tab S3 in the specifications department, including a 9.7in AMOLED display with a 1536x2048 resolution, Android 7.0 Nougat, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 128GB of internal storage.
The Galaxy Tab S3 will also support Samsung's S Pen stylus, and likely will be the company's first tablet to offer USB-C connectivity.
It's expected to be made available in two variants; one with WiFi-only, and the other supporting both WiFi and 4G connectivity.
Reports out of Korea point to the Galaxy Tab S3 measuring in at just 5.3mm-thick and costing 700,000 won (around £475) when it goes on sale.
While no release date has yet been revealed, the April 4 date shown on the lock screen in the leaked render is probably a pretty big clue. µ
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