Samsung could be about to reveal something big
Samsung is hard at work on the Galaxy S8 smartphone, by the company could also be preparing to launch something a bit larger within the next few weeks.
Reports have claimed that the company is gearing up to reveal its next tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.
Samsung has not updated its rival for the iPad Pro for some time, meaning that a refresh is imminent as it looks to take on the likes of Apple in the premium tablet market.
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Samsung was originally expected to reveal the Galaxy S8 smartphone at MWC 2017, as it had done with the last two generations of its flagship mobile device.
The company typically dominates the Sunday before the show, and may yet look to continue this trend with the Galaxy Tab S3 launch.
The news comes after a filing for the product appeared at US telecoms regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Spotted by PriceRaja, the filing is light on precise details regarding the device, but does include a basic drawing of the Galaxy Tab S3, showing a broad-shaped build.
The device comes sporting a single rear camera lens that will be equipped with what looks like LED flash.
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The FCC filing gives a basic look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
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Past rumours have suggested that the Galaxy Tab S3 will be a major upgrade to its predecessor, which was originally launched back in September 2015.
The new device is reported to sport an Exynos 7420 octa-core chipset – the same hardware used in the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, 4GB of RAM and a fingerprint scanner.
There may even be multiple devices on show, as the Galaxy Tab S2 is currently available in both 9.7in and 8.0in edition.
Samsung may choose to stick with these options as it looks to draw in as many new customers as possible.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 was launched back in September 2015
The next few months could prove to be very busy indeed for Samsung, as the company is also expected to reveal the Galaxy S8 smartphone within the next few weeks.
Reports this week suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will launch on March 29th.
Sources within Samsung had hinted that the Galaxy S8 will debut at an event in South Korea, despite other whispers that suggested a simultaneous event in New York.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is rumoured to boast a number of upgrades over its predecessor – including a dramatic new design, 4GB of RAM, faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and dual-camera set-up on the larger Galaxy S8 Plus model.
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But the Samsung Galaxy S8 could also feature a major design overhaul.
The company is rumoured to be dropping all physical buttons from the front of the device.
Two capacitive keys flanking an elongated home button have long been a staple of Samsung phone and tablet design.
This change will allow Samsung to reduce the bezels at the bottom of the device, bringing its high-resolution display to the very base of the chassis – like it currently does with the sides of its curved S7 Edge screen.