Last month, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab S3, the latest tablet to focus on productivity. While some specifications had already been released, this is the first time we’re seeing pricing and availability. The company has officially announced that the Tab S3 will retail for $600, with preorders beginning on March 17. The device will be sold through Samsung.com, Best Buy, Amazon, and other retailers, starting March 24.
The Tab S3 also supports a Pogo keyboard, which can be purchased separately for $130, starting March 24.
The $600 price tag could give some people pause — for comparison, its predecessor started out at $400.
The Galaxy Tab S3 is the latest in a series of tablets that goes back as far as 2014. For the first time, the device has a glass backing with metal frame design, having inherited the Galaxy design identity. It has a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display that provides 2048×1536 screen resolution, a 13-megapixel camera in the bank with a 5-megapixel one on the front, 32GB of storage with an expandable microSD port of up to 256BB, 4GB of RAM, and a 6,000 mAH battery that can be rapidly charged using a supported USB cable.
It comes equipped with Android 7.0 Nougat and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with support for the Vulkan Games API. There are quad speakers tuned by AKG from Harman that will auto-calibrate based on how you’re holding the tablet.
While more details have been revealed for the Galaxy Tab S3, the same cannot be said for the Galaxy Book detachable tablet that was also announced last month.