Samsung Galaxy Tab event scheduled

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Samsung has sent out invitations for its Mobile World Congress press event, but thanks to the recent Note 7 problems the company will not be unveiling a new Galaxy S series phone as they have in years past. Instead, the event is likely to be centered around a refresh of their flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3.

While the tablet is rumored to sport the same screen size and resolution as the S2 version, the processor will likely jump up to the Qualcomm 820 (in the US – the equivalent Exynos processor in other parts of the world) and memory will increase from 3GB to 4GB. Of greater interest, though, is the hint from the invitation that the tablet will be the first to have a curved screen similar to the one in their Galaxy Edge line of phones.  Another interesting rumor is that this will be the first tablet since 2014’s Galaxy Note 10.1 to have an included S-Pen stylus, although curiously there does not appear to be a silo on the tablet in which to store the pen when not in use.  There will be both a WiFi-only and an LTE version, with Verizon rumored to be the first carrier to sign on.

The Samsung press conference is set for Sunday, February 26 at 1 PM Eastern time (10 AM Pacific).

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