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MWC 2017: Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Book and new Galaxy VR with controller

The Galaxy Tab S3 runs on latest Android 7.0 Nougat, while the Galaxy Book is a 2-in-1 device which is powered by the latest Windows 10 operating system.

Samsung has finally added a new member to its tablet range with the launch of Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book during the Mobile World Congress 2017. The Galaxy Tab S3 runs on latest Android 7.0 Nougat, while the Galaxy Book is a 2-in-1 device which is powered by the latest Windows 10 operating system.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Starting with the consumer-centric product, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a 9.7-inch QXGA Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. What makes it stand out of crowd is the fact that support videos in HDR (10bit coloured) for true-to-life colours and vivid digital content. The device comes bundled with S Pen and there is also a Pogo keyboard cover, which can be attached to the device magnetically. The device comes in two model, Wi-Fi and LTE.

The tablet comes with a four stereo speaker setup which is tuned by AKG and the company boasts that it can automatically change the direction when you switch from landscape to portrait. On the hardware front, the device is powered by an older Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card slot.

On the camera front, the device sports a 13-megapixel rear camera, while for the front, there is a 5-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. The tablet is juiced by a 6,000mAh battery with fast charging which the company boasts can give up to 12 hours of video playback. On the connectivity front, the device support 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C and GPS.

Samsung Galaxy Book

Samsung Galaxy Book

The Samsung Galaxy Book is available in two models—10.6-inch and 12-inch, with both running on Windows 10. The 10.6-inch variant sports a TFT FHD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1280, while the 12-inch model comes with a 12-inch Super AMOLED FHD display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels.

On the hardware front, the 12-inch is equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor and the 10.6-inch with an Intel Core m3 processor. The smaller variant comes loaded with 4GB of RAM and is available in two storage options of 64GB and 128GB of eMMC storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card slot. The 12-inch comes in two RAM and storage variant: 4GB RAM + 128GB SSD and 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD, which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card slot.

On the camera front, 10.6-inch sport a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, while the 12-inch is equipped with 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras. On the battery front, the 10.6-inch sports 30.4W battery which lasts up to 10 hours, while the 12-inch model sports a 39.04W battery. Both the models come with pogo keyboard cover and S Pen in the box.

S Pen

The new S Pen from Samsung comes with some interesting functions. To start with, the S Pen has a smaller 0.7mm tip and increased pressure sensitivity. The S Pen also includes convenient features such as Screen Off Memo to quickly jot down notes, PDF Annotation for easy editing and professional-level drawing with Advanced Drawing Tools.

Samsung Gear VR with Controller

Samsung Gear VR

The company has announced a new controller for its famous Gear VR headset. The Controller features an ergonomic, curved design, offering convenient one-hand control and better motion interaction with minimised head movement for a comfortable user experience. For various motion input, there is a touchpad which allows users to interact in the virtual reality world enabling various forms of motion, including the ability to point, drag and drop, tilt, shoot, among other actions.

Further, the Gear VR with Controller offers 42mm lenses with 101-degree FOV (Field of View) and advanced distortion correction technology to minimise motion sickness. The Samsung Gear VR with Controller will support both micro USB and USB Type-C port with a converter in-box. Additionally, the Gear VR will have a strap on the headset to hold the Controller when it is not in use.

The latest edition of the Samsung Gear VR is compatible with the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge

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