Though Samsung Galaxy S8 will skip the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, the South Korean consumer electronics major has some exciting new products for tech media to check out at Barcelona, which includes the third generation Galaxy Tab S series and the new Galaxy Book with support for new HDR video standard and the new Samsung Flow feature.
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 boasts 9.7-inch super AMOLED QXGA (2048x1536p) display and inside, it comes with top-of-the-line hardware including Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor backed 4GB RAM, 32GB in-built storage, 13MP camera with 4K video recording capability, 5MP snapper on the front and a massive 6,000mAh battery. It also comes with S Pen stylus support, as well.
On the other hand Samsung Galaxy Book, a 2-in-1 laptop-cum-tablet series comes in two full HD display sizes—10.6-inch TFT LCD and another 12.0-inch super AMOLED.
The smaller 10.6-inch houses 2.6Ghz dual-core seventh generation Intel Core m3 CPU with 3GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, 5MP front and a 30.4W battery with fast charging capability and can keep the device running for close to 10 hours.
The bigger 12.0-inch Galaxy Book comes with superior 3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU backed by 4GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB internal storage, 13MP primary camera with 4K video recording, 5MP front camera and a 39.04W battery with fast charging capability and can keep the device running for up to 10.5 hours.
Both the Galaxy Book models support S Pen and users can make use of Samsung Notes, which consolidates the S Pen's note-taking, drawing and image-management capabilities in one simple application, as well as Air Command functions such as Smart Select, which now lets users create, save and share their own animated GIFs.
Another key aspect of Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S3 and the Galaxy Book is that they boast Samsung Flow, that makes working on the go seamless. For a safe and secure login, Samsung Flow uses biometric authentication to log-in and can wirelessly tether compatible devices to transfer documents from a mobile device to a tablet (or Galaxy Book). It also syncs message notifications so users never miss an important text message whether they're using a smartphone or their tablet.
"At Samsung, we are committed to expanding the boundaries of the mobile and computing experience by providing best-in-class products that satisfy mobile users' diverse needs and demands," DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said in a statement.
"Our new tablet portfolio is built with premium technology that delivers a productive and versatile experience to consumers, designed for users at home, work or on the go," Koh added.
As of now, there is no word on the price and release details of Samsung's new devices.
Watch this space for latest updates.
Key specifications of Galaxy Tab S3:
|Model||Galaxy Tab S3|
|Display||9.7-inch super AMOLED QXGA(2048x1536p)|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 2.15GHz|
|Storage||32GB, expandable up to 256GB|
|Battery||6,000mAh with fast charging technology|
|Network||4G-LTE (Cat. 6: 300mbps)|
|Add-ons||Quad-stereo speakers tuned by AKG by HARMANSIM-slot (optional model), support HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video, fingerprint sensor, Type-C USB v3.1, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2x2 MIMO), GPS+GLONASS, Samsung Smart Switch, Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow|
|Dimensions||237.3 x 169.0 x 6.0mm 429g(Wi-Fi)|
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Book:
|Models||Galaxy Book 10.6-inch||Galaxy Book 12.0-inch|
|Display||10.6-inch TFT LCD screen with full HD (1920x1080p)||12.0-inch super AMOLED screen with full HD (1920x1080p)|
|OS||Microsoft Windows 10||Microsoft Windows 10|
|Processor||2.6Ghz dual-core 7th gen Intel Core m3 CPU||3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU|
|Storage||64GB/128GB, expandable up to 256GB||128GB (+4GB RAM)/256GB (+ 8GB RAM), + 256GB via microSD card|
|Camera||5MP front snapper with fixed focus, full HD video recording||
|Battery||30.4W with fast chargingUp to 10 hours battery life||39.04W / up to 10.5hrs, Fast Charging|
|Network||LTE (Cat 6. 300mbps)||LTE (Cat 6. 300mbps)|
|Add-ons||Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow, Bluetooth v4.1 BLE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2x2 MIMO), GPS+GLONASS, Type-C USB v3.1||Support HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video, Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow, Bluetooth v4.1 BLE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2x2 MIMO), GPS+GLONASS, Type-C USB v3.1|
|Dimensions||261.2 x 179.1 x 8.9 mm||291.3×199.8×7.4mm|
|Weight||640g(Wi-Fi) / 650g(LTE)||754g(Wi-Fi / LTE)|