Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 as a perfect companion tablet for workers in the field. The tablet comes comes with a rugged case that allows it to survive drops from 1.5 meters (5 ft). Even without the case it should live through a fall on a flat surface from 1.2 m (4 ft). IP68 dust and water resistance ensure that it can work in rain or shine.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 launched

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 is built around a 8.0-inch LCD which is designed to be operated with gloved hands. However, if your gloves are too thick, then the IP68-rated S Pen can be used to navigate the UI.

A waterproof S Pen for using the tablet with thick gloves
A waterproof S Pen for using the tablet with thick gloves

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 is powered by the Exynos 9810 chipset (aka Galaxy S9/Note9’s chipset). It’s paired with 4GB of RAM and 64/128 GB storage, expandable with microSD cards.

Per camera department, there’s a 5 MP front-facing sensor for video calling as well as a 13 MP cam on the rear for general photography. Biometric authentication supports fingerprint sensor and face ID.

The slate has a 5,050 mAh battery that can be swapped out by the user on the go. Also, it can be charged in docks thanks to the pogo pins (or using regular USB when available).

Pogo pins for charging on a dock
Pogo pins for charging on a dock

The tablet has a “No Battery” mode, which can be toggled from the settings. This allows it to be used as a stationary kiosk without degrading the battery. Third-party add-ons can be used to scan barcodes or add mPOS functionality. It runs Android 10 with DeX mode for a desktop like experience along with the security protections of Knox.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE (unspecified)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, September 28
  • Status: Available. Released 2020, September 28

Design

  • Dimensions: 127.8 x 213.8 x 9.9 mm (5.03 x 8.42 x 0.39 in)
  • Weight: 426 g (Wi-Fi) / 429 g (LTE) (15.03 oz)
  • Colors: Black
  • SIM: Nano-SIM
  • Stylus
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
  • MIL-STD-810H compliant

Display

  • Type: PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 8.0 inches, 185.6 cm2 (~67.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1200 x 1920 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~283 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 10

Hardware

  • Chipset: Exynos 9810 (10 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP18
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Single – 13 MP, AF
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 5 MP
  • Video

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; magnetic connector

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 5050 mAh, removable

Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 Specs

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 is available for purchase starting today in select countries in Europe and Asia, availability in other regions will be announced later.

There’s a Wi-Fi only version (with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity) as well as an LTE model.

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