These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Background and Identification ¶
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the third generation of Samsung’s premium Galaxy Tab S series. The tablet, released in March 2017, can be identified by the glass back, the brass keyboard connection on the left side of the frame, and the four stereo speakers on the top and bottom corners of the frame.
The Tab S3, running Android 7.0 Nougat, is designed to provide much of the same functionality as a basic laptop:
- The Snapdragon 820 chipset and 4GB of RAM enable the device to run Android apps in full-screen, split-screen, and windowed modes.
- For additional productivity, an S Pen is included in the box, and a magnetic keyboard cover can be purchased separately.
- The tablet has 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable to up to 256GB via a microSD card.
The Tab S3 is identified by model number SM-T820, found on a sticker originally attached to the rear glass panel of the device. The model number can also be found on the original packaging. If you have removed this sticker or discarded the packaging, you can find the model number printed in very dark lettering on the bottom part of the rear panel below the "Tuned by AKG" logo, or through the settings app by going to Settings > About tablet > Model number.
For help on any trouble you may be experiencing with the tablet, please be sure to check the troubleshooting page.