Samsung to reveal Galaxy S8 in March

The big surprise from Samsung's stables at this year's Mobile World Congress is not a smartphone, but a tablet and a convertible computing device.

Samsung is yet to reveal the prices of the new Galaxy Book family, it also isn't clear when the company plans on releasing the new devices.

It seems like there is a major competitor in the market and it will challenge Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.

Samsung spared no expense when it comes to the Galaxy Tab S3's camera capabilities. Its massive 6000mAh battery is supposed to last for 12 hours of watching videos. The hybrid tablet-laptop, positioned as a Surface Pro competitor, comes in 10.6-inch and 12-inch versions, with 1,920 x 1,280 and 2,160 x 1,440 resolutions, respectively. The speakers were tuned by AKG by Harman for a premium listening experience. On the other hand, the Book 12 comes with 12-inch Super AMOLED HDR display and it is powered by Intel's fanless Core i5 processor.

Despite announcing these cutting-edge devices, the aura of the Galaxy Note 7 battery-fire fiasco hung over the annual Barcelona event, when Samsung 005930, -2.45% has typically released the latest iteration in its flagship Galaxy S smartphone series.

Both tablets deliver on Samsung's legacy of innovative Galaxy technology including a 13-megapixel rear camera with auto focus and a 5-megapixel front camera for high-quality photos. Although there are already leaked videos of Galaxy S8, the official video from Samsung only teases the outline of the upcoming smartphone. It comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card which is expandable upto 128 GB. And this will be first time Samsung has introduced the S Pen for Windows 10 devices.

As for the Gear VR itself, it has a 42mm lens with a 101-degree Field of View and support for both microUSB and USB Type-C via an in-box converter. "The Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6" as the name suggests has a 10.6inch TFT Full HD (1920 x 1280 pixels) resolution display. It runs for 10 hours.

  • Arturo Norris