Samsung has officially sent out press conference invites for the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. The South Korean tech giant will be hosting an event that will take place on February 26 in Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, Barcelona.
The company has not shared any information on the device it will unveil at the pre-MWC event. However, the teaser image in Press invite suggests the outline of a tablet, probably the Galaxy Tab S3. The teaser image is shared via Twitter that displays the broader outline of a device. The silhouette in the image reveals wide dimension depicting it to be the outline of a tablet rather than a smartphone. Yesterday only the Galaxy Tab S3 was found listed by U.S. certification agency FCC (Federal Communications Commission), and hence we can expect its launch at Samsung press conference later this month.
Also, Samsung has previously confirmed that it won’t reveal the next Galaxy flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017. Instead, the smartphone is likely to make its debut at a separate rumoured event to be on March 29.
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The rumour mill suggests Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will come in two variants- the Wi-Fi model (SM-TB25) and LTE (SM-T820). The tablet is expected to feature two display size- one with 8-inch screen size and the other with 9.7-inch display. In terms of its core, the device will most likely be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. It is expected to come with 4GB RAM. On the optics front, it will probably sport 13-megapixel primary camera and 5-megapixel front facing camera. The phone is also said to run on Android 7.0 Nougat. On the design front, it might house a metal-clad design and measure 5.8mm thickness. The Galaxy S3 Tab is rumoured to come for a cost of around 700,000 won (approximately Rs. 40,899) when it launches in Korea. The rumored cost is higher than the previous generation Galaxy Tab S2 price, which was launched in August 2015.
The event will start at 7pm CET in Barcelona. Samsung will live stream its press conference on their website at 11:30pm (IST).