Samsung has released the Galaxy Tab Active 3 carrying an 8.0-inch PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen with 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution, and a 16:10 aspect ratio.
Samsung is also shipping a rugged case for drop survival from 1.5 meters whilst the device itself is expected to survive on a flat surface from 1.2 meters (4ft) without the case.
The new Galaxy Tab Active 3 is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance promising smooth performance in the rain and shine. And you can use the tablet with your gloves. However, make sure you don’t wear a thick one. Well if you do, you always have the IP68-rated S Pen for rescue.
The device uses a 10nm based octa-core Exynos 9810 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB onboard storage expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot. It runs on Android 10 with DeX mode and Knox for desktop-like experience and security respectively.
As for the optics, it comes with a single 13MP primary sensor with AF at the back complemented with LED flash, HDR, and panorama and a single 5MP at the front for selfies. For security, you can either use the fingerprint scanner or face recognition.
The tablet comes with a removable Li-Ion 5,050mAh battery chargeable via regular USB as well as pogo pins in docks. You can even use it as a stationary kiosk while saving the battery, all thanks to the “No Battery” mode. You can find the “No Battery” mode under settings. On the other hand, you can use third-party add-ons in order to scan barcodes and add mPOS functionality.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 comes in two variants — Wi-Fi only with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and LTE in select markets in Europe and Asia. Samsung is yet to announce the rugged tablet to further parts of the world. Also, the tablet is expected to receive three major OS updates, just like Samsung’s recent flagships.