Samsung to Preview Galaxy S8 & Launch Galaxy Tab S3 at MWC 2017

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

Samsung has confirmed that it would be holding a press conference at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 event at the end of this month. The South Korean company has also confirmed that it won’t be launching the much-awaited Galaxy S8 smartphone at MWC 2017. However, speculations indicate that in order to build more hype around the Galaxy S8, the company may run its teaser at the press meet.

Samsung’s invitation for its Feb. 26 press meet at Barcelona, Spain contains an outline of a tablet. Rumors have it that the company would probably announce the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet at the event. The Korean media are also reporting that Samsung may run a one-minute preview video of Galaxy S8 at its upcoming press conference.

It is likely that the company may tease some features of the Galaxy S8 through the teaser video. Recent rumors have stated that it may unveil the flagship phone on March 29 and make it available for purchase by mid-April.

Samsung MWC 2017 teaser

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As far as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is concerned, the device is expected to feature a 9.7-inch display. Benchmarking tools have revealed that the tablet exists in two CPU variants of Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 7420. These CPU variants may be aimed towards different markets.

The SoC of the Galaxy Tab S3 will be coupled with 4 GB of RAM. It will be offer a native storage of 32 GB and is pegged to carry support for microSD card. For photography, it is rumored to house a 12-megapixel rear shooter and a front-facing snapper of 5-megapixel.

It will be shipped with Android 7.0 Nougat. Other features include front-mounted fingerprint scanner and a USB Type-C port.

The tablet was speculated to get announced at IFA tech trade show in September 2016. However, it is said that the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco pushed the Galaxy Tab S3 release date to Q1 this year. Samsung’s Feb. 26 press conference will begin at 7 PM CET.