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There have been many rumors surrounding the release date for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. At first, the new Galaxy Tab S3 was supposedly going to launch at the IFA 2016 in Berlin, but Samsung did not announce anything about its release. After the IFA 2016 event from Berlin, reports were showing that Samsung are getting closer to release the Galaxy Tab S3 and the reason for that is that they have filed for the FCC certification. The FCC certification is required for all tablets and smartphones that are traded on the US market.

Reports from Sam Mobile, show that there are two Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 models with the model numbers SM-TB825 and SM-TB820, which probably are the two version for the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3, the Wi-Fi model and the LTE one. The report also mentioned that these new products will be released around the first months of 2017.

The expected features and specifications for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 include the 8-inch and 9.7- inch AMOLED screen, with a pixel resolution of 1536x 2048 ppi. The processor will probably be the same processor that the Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge use, the Exynos 8890 octa-core chip set. The internal storage memory will be 32GB and 64GB, and also a RAM memory of 4GB. The Galaxy Tab S3 will likely come with a 4,000 mAh battery, and it will run the Android Marshmallow OS.

The device will come with an 8 megapixel camera on the rear side, and a 2 megapixel camera on the front side. The Galaxy Tab S3 will use the new USB Type C ports.

Speculations regarding the release date point towards the Mobile World Congress (MWC) that takes place around February. The MWC event seems like the perfect time to announce the release of the new Galaxy Tab S3, and if Samsung doesn’t make any official announcement about the exact release date, speculations will still continue to rise.