Samsung Unveils New Tablets At MWC 2017

The new Samsung Tablets dominated the Mobile World Congress 2017. We look a bit closer at what was launched during this year’s MWC.
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Published: Wednesday, March 8th 2017
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MWC is usually the showcase for Samsung’s newest Galaxy S smartphone, but not this year. The South Korean giant instead unveiled new tablets – the Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Book 10.6” and Galaxy Book 12”. The Galaxy Book series is focused on productivity, while the Tab S3 is a media consumption device. The new Galaxy Books unveiled at Mobile World Congress have a variety of features including:
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video Content: Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book 12-inch support videos in HDR (10bit coloured)
  • Samsung Flow: Samsung Flow makes working-on-the-go seamless. For a safe and secure login, Samsung Flow uses biometric authentication to log-in.; It can wirelessly tether compatible devices to transfer documents from a mobile device to a tablet. It also syncs message notifications so users never miss an important text message, whether they’re using a smartphone or their tablet.
  • Refined S Pen:For a natural writing experience, the S Pen has a smaller 0.7mm tip and increased pressure sensitivity. The S Pen also includes convenient features such as "Screen Off Memo" to quickly jot down notes. It is also enabled with PDF Annotation for easy editing and professional-level drawing with Advanced Drawing Tools.
The tablets include a 13MP rear camera, with auto focus - and a 5MP front camera. The tablets also include expandable storage and fast-charge capabilities. It supports up to 12 hours of video playback on the Galaxy Tab S3 and up to 10.5 hours of video playback on the Samsung Book (12-inch). Both devices also support Pogo keyboards with no separate charging or pairing required.
“At Samsung, we are committed to expanding the boundaries of the mobile and computing experience by providing best-in-class products that satisfy mobile users’ diverse needs and demands,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “Our new tablet portfolio is built with premium technology that delivers a productive and versatile experience to consumers, designed for users at home, work or on the go.”
The Samsung Galaxy Book runs on the Windows 10 operating system. This means that it offers the full desktop Microsoft Office experience for maximum productivity.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

The Galaxy Tab S3 supports 4K video playback and has a Super AMOLED display. The Tab S3 is also the first Samsung tablet with quad-stereo speakers tuned by AKG by Harman. Samsung says that the Tab S3 is optimised for gaming. It, therefore includes a Vulkan API and Game Launcher for an enhanced user interface and personalized gaming experience. It also has modes like "Do Not Disturb", for uninterrupted game-play. The Galaxy Tab S3 also has an enhanced S Pen. According to Samsung, this allows you to be more productive and lets you do multiple things at once. The Tab S3 has 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display, a 13MP rear facing camera as well as a 5Mp front facing camera and a 6000mAh battery.