We first reported a couple of months ago that Samsung has a new tablet in the pipeline and that it would be launched under its Galaxy Tab A brand. We also found out that it will have the same chipset as the Galaxy S9, the Exynos 9810. This meant that the tablet would be an entirely mid-range affair.
More information about the device has trickled in since then and it’s safe to say that you won’t be buying it for the specs. The unique selling point of this tablet is going to be its rugged nature. It’s the successor to the Galaxy Tab Active 2 from 2017 and will likely retain the MIL-STD 810 certified case.
Full Galaxy Tab Active 3 specs revealed
We have now received the full Galaxy Tab Active 3 specs. In addition to the Exynos 9810, the tablet will come with 4GB of RAM and 64/128GB storage options. It runs Android 10 out of the box.
There’s a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The 8.0-inch LCD display has a 1920×1200 pixel resolution. A 5,050mAh battery keeps the lights on. There will be both Wi-Fi only and LTE models as well as support for Bluetooth 5.0. An S Pen accessory will be available as well with support for remote control.
Samsung launches these tablets for a very specific market, think workers on an oil rig on a manager on the factory production floor. It has prioritized durability above everything for the Galaxy Tab Active 3 as it’s built to the MIL-STD 810 standard so that it can handle extreme temperatures and excessive pressure, vibrations and drops. It even has a physical home, back and recents button to allow workers easy access when they’re wearing gloves.
It’s only a matter of time now before the Galaxy Tab Active 3 is released. Organizations that have been waiting to upgrade from their Galaxy Tab Active 2 will most likely be interested in this too.