[#MWC17] Double Trouble: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book

Samsung may not be announcing any phones, but they announced not one but two tablets – the Galaxy Tab S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Book – which is a contender to Microsoft’s Surface line.

Galaxy Tab S3 was designed for entertainment with tools for productivity, whereas the Galaxy Book is meant to be used for professional work and play. Both Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book 12-inch support videos in HDR for true-to-life colors and vivid digital content. Both devices include Samsung Flow for seamless file transfer with secure biometric authentication and sync message notifications when swapping between devices.

Both devices will come shipped with a new S Pen with a smaller 0.7mm tip and increased pressure sensitivity. The S Pen also includes convenient features such as Screen Off Memo to quickly jot down notes, PDF Annotation for easy editing and professional-level drawing with Advanced Drawing Tools.

Both tablets include a 13MP rear camera which includes auto focus and a 5MP front camera. The tablets also include expandable storage and more power efficiency with fast-charge capabilities, supporting up to 12 hours of video playback on the Galaxy Tab S3 and up to 10.5 hours of video playback on the Samsung Book (12-inch). Both devices also support Pogo keyboards with no separate charging or pairing required.

The Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 4K playback. It features quad-stereo speakers tuned by AKG by HARMAN. For gaming, the Galaxy Tab S3 includes Vulkan API. You can opt for a Do Not Disturb mode to silent notifications while gaming.

The Galaxy Book is offered in a 10.6-inch TFT LCD version and 12-inch Super AMOLED version, and it’s designed for powerful computing device that allows for mobility. The Galaxy Book is lightweight and has a versatile form factor, easily transforming from a tablet to notebook.

 

The 12-inch version comes with a 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1GHz; while the 10.6-inch with an Intel Core m3 processor, Dual core 2.6GHz. The Galaxy Book comes with Windows 10 operating system, and features a keyboard that is larger and more tactile with discernible keys.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Product Specifications

DISPLAY 9.7” Super AMOLED QXGA (2048×1536)
CHIPSET Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820
Quad Core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz
LTE SUPPORT LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)
MEMORY 4GB + 32GB
micro SD up to 256GB
CAMERA 13MP AF + 5.0MP, Flash
PORT USB 3.1(Type-C)
SENSORS Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor, Finger print Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geometric Sensor
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.2
GPS GPS + GLONASS, BEIDOU, GALILEO
DIMENSION, WEIGHT 237.3 x 169.0 x 6.0mm 429g(Wi-Fi) / 434g(LTE)
BATTERY CAPACITY 6,000mAh, Fast Charging
OS/UPGRADE Android 7.0
SAMSUNG SERVICES & APPLICATIONS Samsung Smart Switch, Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow
VIDEO Recording: 4K (3840×2160) @ 30fps
Playback: 4K (3840×2160) @ 60fps

 

Samsung Galaxy Book (10.6-inch and 12-inch) Product Specifications

  Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6” Samsung Galaxy Book 12”
DISPLAY 10.6″ TFT FHD (1920×1280) 12″ Super AMOLED FHD (2160×1440)
CHIPSET 7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3 processor, Dual Core 2.6GHz 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1GHz
LTE SUPPORT LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps) LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)
MEMORY 4GB + 64GB/128GB eMMC
microSD up to 256GB
4GB+128GB SSD
/ 8GB+256GB SSDmicroSD up to 256GB
CAMERA 5MP FF 13MP AF + 5MP
PORT USB 3.1(Type-C), Micro SD USB 3.1(Type-C) x 2ports, Micro SD
SENSORS Accelerometer, Hall, Light Accelerometer, Hall, Light
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth® 4.1 BLE Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth® 4.1 BLE
GPS GPS + GLONASS GPS + GLONASS
DIMENSION, WEIGHT 261.2 x 179.1 x 8.9 mm,
640g(Wi-Fi) / 650g(LTE)
291.3×199.8×7.4mm,
754g(Wi-Fi / LTE)
BATTERY CAPACITY 30.4W / up to 10hrs, Fast Charging 39.04W / up to 10.5hrs, Fast Charging
OS/UPGRADE Windows 10 Windows 10
SAMSUNG SERVICES & APPLICATIONS Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow
VIDEO Recording: FHD(1920X1080) @30fps
Playback: 4K(3840X2160) @30fps
Recording: FHD(1920X1080) @30fps
Playback: 4K(3840X2160) @60fps

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