After launching its flagship Galaxy S7 and S7+ tablets earlier this month, Samsung is now readying a new tablet with a slightly different focus.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 is now official with a focus on ruggedness. It's got a rugged case that's MIL-STD-810H certified for surviving extreme environments, can withstand drops up to 1.5 meters, and both the tablet and included S Pen feature IP68 water and dust resistance.
The new Galaxy Tab Active 3 is also ready for the workplace thanks to its camera-based barcode scanning to help retailers manage inventory, plus it's got NFC with EMV Level 1 for payments. And when you activate the tablet's Touch Sensitivity feature in training, you can use it while wearing gloves.
When it comes to raw specs, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 features an 8-inch 1920x1200 LCD screen, octa-core Exynos 9810 processor, and 4GB of RAM. There's 64GB or 128GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot that'll let you add up to 1TB of additional storage.
The rear camera is a 13MP snapper and there's a 5MP front camera, too. The battery measures in at 5050mAh and it's user replaceable so you can swap in a fresh battery yourself if you need to. 4G LTE connectivity is built in as well.
On the software side, Samsung has included its Knox Suite of business software plus Android 10. And the Galaxy Tab Active 3 is included in Samsung's recent Android OS upgrade pledge, meaning it'll get three generations of Android updates.
The Galaxy Tab Active 3 is launching in select markets today, including but not limited to Europe and Asia, with releases in more markets coming soon. No pricing info has been announced.