Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 Specs & Price

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 is an upgrade to the 2015 Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. The Android tablet offers a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with support for HDR. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 comes with an S-Pen stylus and sports a 6000 mAh battery that promises up to 12 hours of video play.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 Key Specs & Features

  • 9.7-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1536 x 2048 pixels (264ppi)
  • Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 32GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
  • 13MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
  • S-Pen Stylus Included
  • Optional 4G LTE (up to 300 Mbps download)
  • 6000mAh Li-ion Battery

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Display and Camera

The front and rear of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 is covered in glass. The frame of the tablet is however metallic. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 has a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution. This puts it in direct competition with the iPad Pro 9.7.

However, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 supports HDR content and can play 4K videos at 60 fps. These two features makes it a compelling tablet for watching movies. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 sports a 13 megapixels rear camera and a 5 megapixels front camera.

Hardware and Software

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) on the Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. 4GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage are provided for the tablet. It also supports up to 256GB memory card.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 is available in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular (3G/4G) models. The 4G LTE model (SM-T825) will support all the major 4G LTE networks in Nigeria including MTN, Etisalat, Glo, InterC, Smile, and NTel. It supports download speeds of up to 300Mbps on LTE.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 has a fingerprint sensor in front and supports USB Type C, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2.

Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 is expected at a price of around $600. It is expected to go on sale in the United Kingdom on March 31. We do not have official price for Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, you should be able to buy the tablet at leading online stores in the countries. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 210,000 Naira to 350,000 Naira depending on the model.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 Tablet:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor: Quad-core Processor: 2.15GHz dual-core and 1.6GHz dual-core (Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820)
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 237.3 x 169 x 6 mm
  • Weight: 429 g (Wi-Fi model), 434 g (3G/4G model)
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single-SIM


  • Display: 9.7-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 2160p ultra HD 4K Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, autofocus, HDR, Panorama, Geo-tagging, Face Detection
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 40(2300)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • EDGE: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • HSPA+: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • 4G LTE: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • HDMI Port: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 3.1)


  • SMS/MMS:
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, Four Stereo Speakers (tuned by AKG)
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor:Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Traditional Voice Calls: No
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Digital TV: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 6000 mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-Removable)
  • Use Time:
  • Video Playback: up to 12 hours
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: December 12th, 2019

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