Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
US$599 ($TBC), samsung.com/au
What do we have here, T3? Why, it’s Samsung’s update to the ageing Tab S2. The Galaxy Tab S3 features significantly updated specs, a HDR screen and all-new pro accessories. It’s Samsung’s rival to the iPad Pro and we think it’s got legs. Can I draw on it, like it’s some kind of expensive notepad? Yep. The Tab S3 comes with an updated, ballpoint-style S Pen. It measures 9.4mm in diameter and features a narrow, 0.7mm tip for accurate, more natural writing and sketching. The S Pen doesn’t need to be charged to work. either. If bashing on keys is more your thing, the Tab S3 has an optional Pogo keyboard. Is this a good option for commuting? The Tab S3 is ideal for working on the fly. It has a feature called Samsung Flow that helps you wirelessly ‘tether’ compatible devices, so you can transfer documents from your smartphone to the tablet. It also syncs message notifications so you can stay on top of messages when working. And what about play-time? The Tab S3 is a well-rounded media tablet, too, thanks to its 9.7-inch HDR screen and four stereo speakers, tuned by AKG to produce distortion-free audio. Inside the tablet is a Snapdragon 820 processor, promising 3x faster graphics performance over the previous model, so movies and gaming are a no-brainer. Sweet! When can I buy it? Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is out this winter.