Samsung Takes on iPad Pro and Surface with New Tablet Lineup

March 4, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung has aptly filled the void it created with the absence of Galaxy S8 by rolling out new tablets under Galaxy branding. One among those is the previously anticipated Galaxy S3 Tab powered by Android. But apart from that, Samsung has also introduced two new tablets powered by Windows.

Called the Galaxy Book, the new Windows powered tablet from Samsung will arrive in two size variants- 10-inch and 12-inch. While the smaller tablet features a Full HD TFT display, the bigger one is getting pitted into the premium category with an AMOLED display. The will be packing Intel’s i5 Core U Kaby Lake processor while Book 10 will have a core m3 processor inside its hoods.

Samsung hasn’t revealed Galaxy Book’s inner details much. As with the outer looks, the Galaxy Book maintains a slim profile with a thickness of 7.4 mm. An additional case will also be provided that will double as backlit keyboard to stay close to 2-in-1 convertibles. The keyboard will be made available in white and black options, similar to the original color of the tablet.

Along with that, the Galaxy Book will also have an S-Pen stylus that features 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and rubber tip of .7 mm dimension. Both the devices will have LTE variants along with the standard Wi-Fi editions.

Samsung’s Galaxy Book will be taking on Microsoft’s Surface lineup, while the Android-powered Galaxy S3 Tab will be eyeing to compete with iPad Pro. The 9.7-inch Galaxy S3 Tab features a QHD Super AMOLED display with HDR support, and packs a Qualcomm SD 820 processor with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage.

The tablet also features four speakers that are tuned by AKG. The device will have Android 7.0 Nougat OS with Samsung’s UI layered on top of it. Similar to Galaxy Book, the Galaxy S3 Tab will also have the additional keyboard casing and the S-Pen styli.

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