Samsung’s HDR-ready Galaxy Tab S3 is now available in the UAE

Big specs for Samsung’s iPad rival, but a big price too

04 April 2017
by Stuff Staff

Apart from its combustible personality, we miss Samsung’s Note series of phablets and were rather hoping that the company’s new Tab S3 tablet might include a mildly pocketable 6in or 7in version.

It doesn’t, but we’re not disappointed: the S3 is in fact a big-screen iPad-smashing powerhouse. It runs Android 7.0 through a 2048×1536 HDR-compatible 9.7in screen and comes with a stylus for on-screen note taking. There’s a microSD card slot, it charges by USB-C and there’ll be a 4G version.

Sounds ace… It’s available in the UAE from today, but since it costs US$680 – more than the similar-sized iPad Pro – it might struggle to trump Apple.

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