It’s only a matter of days before the Mobile World Congress 2017 kicks off in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung has already confirmed it is launching a different device instead of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus during the event. But it has not completely disclosed what it has prepared for its patrons.
Thankfully, we might not have to wait anymore for MWC 2017. A new leak reveals what device will complete the South Korean tech company’s lineup for the biggest mobile trade show of the year. Here’s everything we know so far:
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Rumors are rife that the Galaxy Tab S3 will make an appearance at this year’s MWC. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 have reportedly passed federal certification in Taiwan recently, and one publication obtained images of the yet-to-be-announced tablet.
As seen on the leaked photos, Samsung’s new tablet will sport a glass and metal build, looking quite similar to its predecessor. According to BGR, the images do not reveal much about its specs apart from having Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. However, earlier rumors have suggested that the Galaxy Tab S3 could feature a 9.7-inch screen display, a 32GB inbuilt storage, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM.
Furthermore, the tablet is coming with an S Pen stylus in tow and runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box. Coming in at 5.6mm, the product will also boast a 12-megapixel rear camera and come with a 5-megapixel front snapper.
The pricing remains indefinite but judging by the speculated features, it will likely cost between $580 to $600. If the claim is accurate, Galaxy Tab S3 will join Samsung’s new augmented and virtual reality project exhibits at MWC.
— /LEAKS (@Slashleaks) February 20, 2017
Engadget reports there will be four exhibits all in all. The first is Relúmĭno, a new application for the Gear VR which can help visually impaired users. It can compensate for visual problems like blind spots or distorted eyesight, so users can watch TV and read again “with new levels of clarity.”
The next is Monitorless, a pair of sunglasses that features integrated virtual reality and augmented reality functionalities. The glasses, in particular, allow users to view content from a smartphone or PC remotely and pair with such devices via Wi-Fi Direct.
Samsung will also introduce VuildUs, a VR home design suite designed for both consumers and retailers. Composed of an app and a 360-degree depth camera, the program allows users to see how any furniture would look within their home. Through the app, you can virtually arrange individual furniture pieces and sort through a store’s catalog of products.
Last but not the least is traVRer, an interactive 360-degree video platform for virtual travelers. Just like Google Street View and Matterport, the app takes users to various famous landmarks and locations around the world without actually leaving home. Users can hop between locations and time of day without the need to go through secondary menus.
Samsung’s MWC 2017 event which starts at 7 PM CET (11:30 PM IST), Feb. 26, will be streamed live at www.samsung.com/galaxy. What are your expectations from its exhibits? Let us know in the comments below!