Despite it looking like we'd see the official reveal of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (opens in new tab) at IFA 2016, the electronics giant remained silent about its successor to the Tab S2 (opens in new tab)tablet.
However, a new report has rekindled our anticipation, saying that Samsung still plans to release its upcoming iPad (opens in new tab) competitor during Q1 2017.
Also revealed were two model numbers: SM-T820 and SM-T825, which indicate a WiFi-only and LTE model respectively, according to a Sammobile (opens in new tab) report.
Interestingly, a Q1 2017 window could line the Tab S3's unveiling with the Samsung Galaxy S8 (opens in new tab), which is rumored to debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in late February.
It'd be no shock to see Samsung unveil its next-gen devices at MWC, then release them sometime in March. The Galaxy S7, for example, released on March 11 of this year.
Unfortunately, little else was divulged about the Tab S3, such as screen size or specifications. Should today's info be valid, however, we could see Samsung formally announce its next flagship tablet in the next few months.
However, the TabPro S is more akin to the than the , and it's been well over a year since the smaller Tab S2 launched, so we certainly won't be sore for a new Samsung tablet if it's expected to drop in a few months.
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