Samsung’s most important unveiling at MWC 2017 was the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet and now it’s time for its store launch in some parts of the world. For example it just debuted in Taiwan, where it’s priced at $657. It launched during an official event, that featured Red Bull soap box racers and supermodels.
The 32 GB WiFi version of the device is the one priced at $657, while the LTE one costs a bit more. Sales start on May 12th in Taiwan and the device stands out through a HDR-capable 9.7 inch Super AMOLED screen, as well as quad speakers tuned by AKG. There’s also an S Pen stylus working in tandem with the machine with a fine 0.7 mm tip and increased pressure sensitivity.
The features made popular by the Galaxy Note models are here: Smart Select, Translate, Magnify and Glance. Inside the device there’s a powerful Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4 GB RAM and a 6800 mAh battery. At the back there’s a 12 MP camera, with tons of features and we also get a front 5 MP shooter. Samsung is said to be focusing on promoting 9 inch and above tablets in Taiwan this year, as the 7 inchers have been cannibalized by phablets.
Taiwanese shipments of tablets are said to reach up to 700k units this year.