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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is an upscale, HDR-ready Android tablet

The 9.7-inch tablet features a classy all-glass back panel.

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The latest Android tablet to get

Samsung just announced the Galaxy Tab S3.

The 9.7-inch tablet is a spiffy Android device with a sleek design and promising specs.

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HDR-ready

The Galaxy Tab S3 is the first "HDR-ready" tablet. Its processor and screen are both up to the task of displaying HDR content like photos and videos.

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All-glass

Unlike the Galaxy Tab S2, the Galaxy Tab S3 has a sleek, all-glass back panel. It's an impressively classy step up from plastic.

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AMOLED screen

The Tab S3 has a beautifully vibrant and sharp screen. This photo was taken outside and the tablet's screen was still clearly visible.

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Detachable keyboard

There's an optional keyboard accessory, but you'll have to pay extra.

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Magnetic connection

The keyboard connects magnetically, doubles as a cover and easily detaches.

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Included stylus

The tablet does, however, come with a stylus -- the S-Pen.

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Powerful camera

On the back you'll find a 13-megapixel camera.

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Perfectly portable

For a tablet with a large screen, it manages to feel compact.

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LTE model available

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will only be available in a 9.7-inch model. There will be an LTE-capable variant, however.

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USB-C

The only port on the tablet is a USB-C port. That's great news for fast charging, but bad news if you already own many Micro-USB cables.

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