Samsung's next big release could be just days away
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is closer to release than ever before.
With the company reportedly hard at work on its Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone, set for launch in April, attention has now turned to its activity at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona later this month.
Samsung is holding a big press event on February 26th, where it is rumoured to be preparing to release a new super-sized tablet at the show – and now we may have had our first proper view of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.
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The picture, revealed online by German site WinFuture, says that it shows off the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 along with an all-new S Pen Stylus.
The image isn't too dissimilar from the last-generation Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, showing a similar thick black bezel surrounding the screen.
There's also a physical home button at the bottom of the device, flanked by "other apps" and "back" virtual buttons.
Despite the presence of the S Pen, there's no sign of a port to store the accessory, meaning that it could be offered as an optional extra for customers looking to go hands-on with their new device.
Is this our best look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 yet?
WinFuture also claims that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will only be available with a 9.7in screen, unlike its predecessor, which also came in an 8.0in edition.
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The new tablet will also be available in an all-new silver colour scheme, and will be offered with a choice of 4G/LTE connectivity as well as Wi-Fi only.
Elsewhere, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3's screen will come with 1536 x 2048 resolution with a 4:3 aspect ratio, again making it similar to its predecessor.
Inside, there's a a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, alongside a 12MP rear camera and 4.7MP front lens.
As for software, the tablet will be the first Samsung device to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Rumours surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 first emerged last month, as the company also revealed it would be delaying the launch of its flagship Samsung Galaxy S8.
Samsung has not updated its rival for the iPad Pro for some time, meaning that a refresh for the Galaxy Tab S3 seems sensible as it looks to take on the likes of Apple in the premium tablet market.
Samsung later sent out media invitations to its event, showing off what looks like the lower end of the tablet, with a significant-sized bezel and a physical home button.
For now, we'll have to wait until February 26th to see how much of this is accurate – Express.co.uk will be at Samsung's press conference to bring you all the news.