Samsung Unveils Premium Tablet Galaxy Tab S3 With Superb Audio-Visual Performance

Apr 06. 2017

New AKG Speakers Elevates Audio Visual Experience and Multi-functional S Pen Brings Mobile Convenience

Galaxy Tab S3

Hong Kong – April 6, 2017 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd today announced the launch of its newest flagship tablet Galaxy Tab S3, with 9.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, all-new HDR technology support and speakers tuned by AKG, offering a premium audio-visual experience. Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a new S Pen that has been refined in style and features for natural writing. With a series of inbuilt applications and software, Galaxy Tab S3 is designed to satisfy diverse consumer needs and provide unparalleled mobile experience for users.


“Galaxy Tab S3 has been significantly upgraded in terms of hardware and software,” said Yiyin Zhao, the Vice President and Head of Information Technology and Mobile Communication Business for Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. “With a powerful S Pen, Galaxy Tab S3 is a flagship tablet that boosts productivity. The lightweight tablet not only perfectly meets the demands of work, but is also excellent for multimedia enjoyment, thanks to its premium screen-features, speakers and processor.”


Superior Audio Equipment for Captivating Entertainment

Galaxy Tab S3 is equipped with QXGA Super AMOLED display (2048 x 1536 resolution), providing stunning video playback on the 9.7-inch screen. The high-contrast Super AMOLED display can reproduce up to 90% RGB colors, providing lifelike images optimized for visual impact. Its mobile Digital Natural Image engine ensures images are further optimized while maintaining reduced power consumption.


Enhanced with HDR technology, Galaxy Tab S3 is capable of performing 10-bit decoding and High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC 265), allowing users to see the hidden details in dark scenes and subtle difference in colors.


Other than an enhanced display, Galaxy Tab S3 also offers stunning audio experience as the first Samsung tablet to be equipped with Quad Speakers tuned by AKG sound experts. Audio will be automatically routed to the correct speaker based on device orientation, delivering perfect surround sound that captivates.


Galaxy Tab S3 is also the first Samsung tablet to support Game Launcher. Together with Vulkan API, users can immerse themselves in the interface built for serious gamers. Enjoy gaming without the interruption of alarms or texts, and with enhanced functions such as the grouping of game notifications, Power Saver mode and Game Live, which allows real-time sharing with friends. Users can customize various settings based on their habits and preferences to create the perfect gaming experience.


Refined S Pen for Ultimate Productivity

The aesthetically-designed S Pen feels and works exactly like a real pen. For a comfortable grip and convenient daily usage, the S Pen has an ideal diameter of 9.4mm and length of 137mm. The elastomer pen tip can sense over 4,096 pressure levels for an improved writing experience. As soon as an idea comes to mind, users can always jot it down using Screen Off Memo, even when the screen is off.


The Samsung Note application offers a single destination for users to view and manage all memos. With the S Pen, users can select from a variety of brushes ranging from watercolor, oil, to Chinese calligraphy, and create an authentic drawing experience.


S Pen provides Samsung unique Air Command functions including:

Add annotations directly on PDF files

Using Smart Select to turn videos into GIF animations and share

Add shortcuts for frequently used apps with Air Command

Use Glance to minimize one app in the corner while using another

Real-time translation of text in photos, on websites, or in text messages

Use Magnify to enlarge any small text or images


Stylish Metal and Glass Design with Solid Fundamentals

Galaxy Tab S3 continues the legacy of a striking combination of glass and metal, the signature of Samsung Galaxy devices. Complemented by the durable and scratch-resistant metal frame, the glossy glass back shows a rich depth of colors to create a contemporary look.

Galaxy Tab S3’s performance has been substantially improved from previous generations. Compared to the Galaxy Tab S2, the CPU power has increased by 18%, while GPU power is impressively enhanced by 300% with Vulkan API. The RAM has also been enlarged from 3GB to 4GB, allowing users to enjoy seamless entertainment and smooth multitasking.


Although equipped with an enlarged 6,000mAh battery, Galaxy Tab S3 can be completely charged in just 3 hours thanks to Adaptive Fast Charging. The fully-charged Galaxy Tab S3 can support up to 12 hours of usage, perfect for outdoor or entertainment for extended periods of time.


Galaxy Tab S3’s camera boasts a 13MP F1.9 autofocus rear camera with flash, and a 5MP F2.2 front camera, perfect for everyday capture. Users can now take crisp shots of fast-moving objects even in poorly lit environments.


Seamless Connectivity Provides Mobile Convenience

Galaxy Tab S3’s covers brings usability to a whole new level. Users can choose from a wide range of matte-finish covers, which provide a secure and comfortable grip for peace of mind when using Galaxy Tab S3. Easily connect the POGO keyboard to the device without the need for pairing; the keyboard features a wide key pitch and higher key stroke for improved typing accuracy.


Galaxy Tab S3 supports USB Type-C 3.1, enabling higher data transfer speed.


In terms of software, Samsung Flow allows users to automatically tether their Galaxy smartphones and Galaxy Tab S3 for seamless switching. By scanning a registered fingerprint on the Galaxy smartphone, users can securely unlock the Galaxy Tab S3. Users will only need to turn on Mobile Hotspot to keep the Galaxy Tab S3 connected. Notifications on the smartphone can be viewed and replied directly using the Galaxy Tab S3. Another handy app is the Samsung Cloud, which relieves users of the need to transfer files between devices. All of the apps, alarms and content from the smartphone can be shared with the Galaxy Tab S3 for convenient day-to-day or business usage. Users can back up their data anytime with Samsung Cloud (with 15GB free storage) and access content from different devices via the cloud.


Galaxy Tab S3 comes with various modes for round-the-clock usage. Users can now enjoy a good night’s sleep with Blue Light Filter. It reduces the amount of blue light emission, which suppresses the production of melatonin and is shown to reduce sleep quality. With Kids Mode 4.0, Galaxy Tab S3 can turn into an interactive playground where children can enjoy fun and safe games. Partnering with famous childcare companies including LEGO, PBS Kids and BLUEPIN, Samsung has developed a range of content to inspire kids’ creativity and develop their potential. With parental controls, parents will be able to manage information their children receive from the tablet.

Galaxy Tab S3

Amazing Galaxy Apps Offers

Samsung Galaxy Apps Store brings to Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 users a range of exciting app offers and rewards for a whole new entertainment experience.


Users will only need to visit the pre-installed Samsung Galaxy Apps Store to download the applications below for free and redeem offers from applications.





Creative use of S Pen

Recolor – Coloring Book

3-month free and unlimited access


Free usage


Free usage

Autodesk SketchBook for Galaxy

Free usage and SketchBook Pro trial


Free usage

Immersive AKG sounds


Free usage

Spectacular QXGA display

Galaxy Game Pack

Game items and/or tokens worth over HKD1,000

MZ+ Magazine

60-day free trial subscription to the latest Japanese-style magazine

Excellent assistant

Business Calendar

3-month exclusive Pro version trial with 30% off upgrade purchases


In-app offers as follows:


Creative use of S Pen

Recolor – Coloring Book: Offers over a thousand drawings and even 3D figures that are frequently updated for users to color. With the S Pen, every Galaxy Tab S3 user will become an artist and create truly unique artwork that can be easily shared among friends. Galaxy Tab S3 users will enjoy 3-month free and unlimited access after download.*


ArtCanvas: Suitable for elementary level users, with 6 types of drawing tools in adjustable brush size and transparency. Users can tap their imagination using drawing tools including watercolor, oil, pencil, calligraphy pen, spray paint and marker.*


ArtRage: Provides a professional and realistic drawing experience. Users can experiment with 13 drawing tools and paint on the canvas like a pro. Every drawing tool comes with detailed functions; users can also make use of layers to import pictures or photos for unexpected results.*


Autodesk Sketchbook for Galaxy: A complete painting software used to create detailed drawings. Galaxy Tab S3 users can try SketchBook Pro tools for free, including over 90 types of brushes, 18 graphic layers, Copic Colors, Drawing Time Lapse, etc. Users can then share via PEN.UP.*


PEN.UP: A unique social network that allows Samsung users to share their artwork and communicate with other artists.


Immersive AKG sounds

Soundcamp: Users can make use of pre-installed instruments or supported third-party apps to compose a song of their own, then replay the audio to immerse themselves in the impeccable sounds delivered by AKG Quad Speakers.*


Spectacular QXGA display

Galaxy Game Pack: A perfect entertainment package that includes a number of globally popular games worth more than HKD1,000 in total. Galaxy Tab S3’s QXGA display makes all games more realistic than ever! Galaxy Game Pack comprises of the exciting MMORPG game FallenSouls, airline-builder game Airport City, the adorable puzzle game Cut the Rope: Magic, fast-paced strategy card game Hearthstone, military action game World of Tanks: Blitz, and more. **


MZ+ Magazine: Provides over 400 pieces of infotainment in Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan  ranging from shopping, technology, lifestyle and entertainment news for streaming. Galaxy Apps users can enjoy exclusivity of reading the latest Japanese-style magazine guide to Japanese hits. Galaxy Tab S3 users can enjoy 60-day free subscription after download. (Promotion period until 30 June 2017.)


Excellent assistant

Business Calendar: An easy-to-use app that synchronizes user’s multiple calendar events and supports addition of tasks. Together with Galaxy Tab S3’s 4GB RAM, work efficiency can be further enhanced. This app also supports Samsung Calendar, Google Calendar, Google Maps, instant search and copy functions. Users can also match the design of widgets with their moods and styles. Galaxy Tab S3 users will enjoy 3-month free usage of the Pro version after download, and discounts to upgrade purchases. Other Galaxy Apps users will also enjoy 30% off individual or package upgrade purchase of the Pro version upon download. (Promotion period until 31 July 2017)


The above-stated promotions will be available from 13 April 2017 in Galaxy Apps Store. Related promotions are only valid for Galaxy Tab S3 usage in Hong Kong. Terms and conditions apply. For details, please refer to terms and conditions provided by respective application provider or merchant.


 * Users can download the apps for free by browsing Galaxy Essentials under Galaxy Exclusive category inside Samsung’s Galaxy Apps Store.

** Users can download the games for free by browsing Exclusive Game Offers under Galaxy Exclusive category inside Samsung’s Galaxy Apps Store. Complete step-by-step tutorials or missions to redeem the offer!


Special Offer - “Accidental Screen Damage Cover” Plan

Samsung will provide “Accidental Screen Damage Cover” Plan for Galaxy Tab S3 users. All Galaxy Tab S3 purchases made before 31 May 2017 will be entitled to a 12-month of “Accidental Screen Damage Cover” plan. Customers only have to pay HKD300 administrative fee for accidental broken screens within 12-month of the purchase date. Offer valid in Hong Kong only. For terms and conditions, please refer to: .


Availability and Suggested Retail Price

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will be available on the following date with the suggested retail price as follows:



Available Date

Suggested Retail Price

Galaxy Tab S3 Wi-Fi Version

Black, Silver

12 May


Galaxy Tab S3 LTE Version

Black, Silver

21 April


Galaxy Tab S3 Book Cover

Black, Mint

21 April


Galaxy Tab S3 POGO Keyboard Cover


21 April



Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Wi-Fi and LTE Versions Specifications:

Special Features


Display & Design:
9.7” QXGA  4:3 Super AMOLED Display (2048 x 1536)
Signature Premium Glass back design 

Quad speakers tuned by AKG
Redefined S Pen (Pen tip: 0.7mm , Pressure level: 4096)
Fast charging^^
Type C USB3.1 connectivity
Support Cat 6 ,TD-LTE and FDD-LTE LTE^

Operating Platform

Android 7.0


2G GSM - GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
3G CDMA - BC0(800)
3G WCDMA - B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900)
3G TD-SCDMA - B34(2010), B39(1880)
4G FDD LTE - B1(2100), B3(1800), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900)
4G TDD LTE - B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)

Dimension (LxWxD)

237.3 x 169.0 x 6 mm


WiFi: 429g
4G LTE: 434g


9.7” QXGA 4:3 Super AMOLED Display (2048 x 1536)


WiFi: Qualcomm APQ 8096 (2.15GHz + 1.6GHz)
4G LTE: Qualcomm MSM 8996 (2.15GHz + 1.6GHz)


Internal Memory: 32GB (RAM: 4GB)
Support microSD (up to 256GB)


Black, Silver

Battery Time*



13 Mega-pixel Auto Focus camera (F1.9) with LED flash
5 Mega-pixel front camera
UHD (3840x2160) @ 30fps video recording
UHD (3840x2160) @ 60fps video playback

Music Player

Quad speakers tuned by AKG
Music Library
3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack

Audio/Video format

Video Play Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Internet Tool

Android Browser TM  
Google Play TM
GoogleTM (Search, Voice Search, Gmail, Maps, Navigation, Hangouts, Play Music, Drive, Play Movies & TV, Photos , YouTube TM)
Exchange Active Sync TM 
Galaxy Apps
Online Widget


Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor



Data Transfer^

LTE Cat 6 (4G LTE)
DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA 11 Mbps / WCDMA / EDGE / GPRS (4G LTE)


802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHz
Wi-Fi Direct



Data Connectivity

Type C USB3.1

Wireless ConnectivityΔ

GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo


Δ GPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc

^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.

▲ Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to phone pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications.

+ For reference only. Please check with our staff for details.

* The talk time and stand-by time are approximates. Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.

**Galaxy Tab S3 supports Nano-SIM card only.

***For details of the latest OS version, please visit

^^Only supported by Samsung specific adapter. Battery time is based on Samsung’s own laboratory measurements, and may vary depending on factors such as device settings, usage patterns and operating conditions.


For more product information, please visit or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698.



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