Samsung’s Android Nougat-powered Galaxy Tab S3 is now available in Canada, aiming to outperform competitors in entertainment and gaming performance.
The $799.99 CAD premium tablet Galaxy Tab S3 features quad speakers using AKG Harman technology and a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED 2048 x 1536p display with 4K video playback and HDR video streaming support. It runs on a quad-core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz Snapdragon 820 chipset backed by 4GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage expandable up to 256GB by microSD. It also stocks a 6,000mAh battery with fast-charging.
Though cameras aren’t a major selling point for tablets, the tablet has a decent camera package with a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The metal-backed Tab S3 weighs 429 grams for its Wi-Fi-only version (the only variant confirmed as available in Canada so far), coming in significantly lower than the Wi-Fi-only 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s 437 grams.
The tablet comes with the company’s recently updated S Pen, which has a 0.7mm tip, boasts increased pressure sensitivity and doesn’t require charging. It does not, however, include the magnetic keyboard accompaniment — which comes in at around $130 CAD.
The Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet is available in black and silver at Best Buy-hosted Samsung Experience Shops across Canada, and the company notes that other “major retailers” will also stock the device.
MobileSyrup has reached out to the major Canadian carriers to confirm further availability.