It was two years ago that Samsung unveiled a rugged tablet, however that long drought has ended, thanks to this year’s IFA that gave us the opportunity to see the launch of another one – the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro is official and it is a major upgrade over the Tab Active 2.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro has a larger screen – 10-inch big – which will facilitate DeX mode. You can use it on the tablet itself or hook up an external screen for a dual monitor experience. The screen has document-friendly resolution of 1920 x 1200px (16:10).
The tablet can work with thick gloves and can use the easily-accessible S Pen (which is stashed in the top left corner). Also, there are hardware keys below the screen for basic navigation. The screen promises 550 nits of brightness for improved visibility outside along with wet touch and glove modes.
The Galaxy Tab Active Pro is designed to survive extreme working conditions. It features IP68-level dust and water resistance and has been tested for falls from 1.2m (according to the MIL-STD-810G standard).
The tablet packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, plus a microSD slot for up to 512GB more. Samsung didn’t reveal the name of the chipset, but based on info from Geekbench should be a Snapdragon 710.
The tablet will launch with Android 9 Pie out of the box. It’s powered by a user-replaceable 7,600mAh battery (no word on fast charging). Additional specs include a 13MP camera on the back and 8MP on the front.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
- Announced: 2019, September
- Status: Release 2019, October 1
- Dimensions: 243.5 x 170.2 x 9.9 mm (9.59 x 6.70 x 0.39 in)
- Weight: 653 g (1.44 lb)
- Colours: Black
- SIM: Nano-SIM
- IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- MIL-STD-810G compliant
- Type: LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 10.1 inches, 295.8 cm2 (~71.4% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~224 ppi density)
- Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Chipset: Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 616
- Storage: 64GB 4GB RAM
- Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
- Main Camera: Single – 13 MP, AF
- Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
- Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- NFC: Yes
- USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Samsung DeX
- Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 7600 mAh battery
Models: SM-T545 (Wi-Fi); SM-T547 (LTE)
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Price and Availability
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active (Wi-Fi version) goes for €600
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active (LTE version) goes for €670.
The Tab Active will be available in Germany from October 1
TellForce Blog Buyer’s Guide Verdict
Note that Samsung is targeting business users with this tablet, so it’s not meant for the general public. On the plus side, it commits to 4 years of software updates.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Review Rating
We are yet to review the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.
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