Samsung’s devices have been known for changing the tech world. From Galaxy phones and tablets to the Phone/Tablet hybrid Galaxy Note, Samsung has come up with some pretty innovative solutions to everyday problems. Need your phone to charge, but don’t have the cord? Wireless charging. Want to use two apps at the same time so you can send info between them? Multitasking’s got you covered. So, does the Galaxy S3 tab live up to its family name? Let’s take a look.
Release Date: When Will The Galaxy Tablet Hit Shelves?
PC Advisor speculated that the new Galaxy tablet will be available in the U.K. starting in July 2016. It’s possible the new tablet will run Android 6.0 (“Marshmallow”), which includes new features like a total redesign of system icons and the very useful Google Now On Tap. The latter lets users “scan” the text on a given page or in an app to get related info from right within an app.
More Memory Means More Room For Fun
MNRdaily guessed that we could see a 32-gig model of the Galaxy S3 tablet with the option to expand storage using a microSD card. By comparison, older brother Galaxy S2 came in 32- and 64-gigabyte flavors, and with MicroSD cards, could be expanded for up to 256 Gigs.
Camera Changes On The Way?
Samsung products have always been renowned for their powerful cameras and image processing, and the Galaxy S3 tab seems to be no different. According to a leak discovered by Tech Times, the main camera will have 8 megapixels, with the front camera having 2 Megapixels. Improvements and new features for the camera have also been a mainstay of past Samsung devices, so it’s possible we might see some new camera modes made available on the S3 as well.
Brace Yourselves: LTE Is Coming
The Galaxy S3 tablet is also rumored to be compatible with LTE service on AT&T, as Tech Times revealed. LTE stands for Long-Term Evolution, and is a fairly new technology that is supposed to make web browsing faster when using mobile data. Newer phones are typically built to tap into this faster network, so it’s not a huge surprise that a tablet would be, too.
Choice Of Color Lets You Do Things Your Way
Shopping results for the new tablet reveal that there will be at least two color choices available. Dark Gray is very dark and looks almost black, giving the tablet a sharp look around its edges. White is a “pure” white with no hints of beige or creme colors. It doesn’t get much more straightforward than that.
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So, What’s It Cost?
The jury is still out on the official price of the Galaxy tablet. However, Tablet PC Review noted that the predecessor Galaxy S2 cost $499.99 for a 9.7″ tablet, and $399.99 for an 8″ tablet. Based on these numbers, it’s fair to say the price for the Galaxy S3 will fall somewhere in the $300-$500 range. The official release date is as of yet unknown.
Overall, the Galaxy S3 is a pretty impressive example of Samsung’s mobile prowess. Its native Android Marshmallow OS adds a host of new features as well as a complete overhaul of Samsung devices’ appearances. Some reviewers have touted the tablet’s poor speaker quality, but seemed to think the tablet’s pros outweighed its con. What sorts of features would you like to see on the Galaxy S3 tablet when it comes out? Let us know in the comments section below.