Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 is Samsung’s latest ruggedized tablet with MIL-STD-810H certification

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 is Samsung’s latest ruggedized tablet with MIL-STD-810H certification

Back in October 2017, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab Active 2 — a ruggedized 8-inch tablet for users who lead an active lifestyle or work in extreme environments. Almost three years after its release, Samsung has now unveiled the Galaxy Tab Active 3. The latest ruggedized tablet from the company features significant upgrades over its predecessor, including MIL-STD-810H certification for enhanced shock absorption, IP68 dust and water resistance rating, and the Exynos 9810 chipset.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3: Specifications

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy Tab Active 3
Dimensions & Weight
  • 126.8 x 213.8 x 9.9mm
  • 426g (Wi-Fi only), 429g (LTE)
Display
  • 8-inch WUXGA
  • 1920 x 1200p
  • PLS TFT LCD
SoC
  • Exynos 9810
  • Octa-core 2.7GHz + 1.7GHz
RAM & Storage
  • 4GB+64GB
  • 4GB+128GB
  • microSD card slot for expansion up to 1TB
Battery & Charging
  • 5,050mAh user-replaceable battery
Rear Camera
  • 13MP AF
Front Camera
  • 5MP
Other Features
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Face Recognition
  • S Pen (IP68 certified)
  • GPS+Glonass+Beidou+Galileo
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1, POGO pin connector
  • Wi-Fi 6 MIMO
  • IP 68 certified
  • MIL-STD-810H certified
  • Samsung Knox
Android VersionAndroid 10

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 is based on the same design as the Tab Active 2 and it features an 8-inch WUXGA (1920×1200 p) PLS TFT display. The tablet packs in Samsung’s Exynos 9810 octa-core chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of internal storage. As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy Tab Active 3 is built for extreme environments and it’s MIL-STD-810H certified. The tablet comes with enhanced shock absorption and Samsung claims that the tablet can survive a drop of up to 1.5m with the included protective cover.

Samsung has also included a few other optimizations to ensure that the tablet delivers great performance even in the toughest of environments. These include Wi-Fi 6 with MIMO, a user-replaceable 5,050mAh battery with fast charging support, a POGO pin USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector, a dedicated Active Key to quickly launch the most used apps/programs, optimizations for camera-based barcode scanning, NFC with EMV Level 1 for payments, a Touch Sensitivity option which allows users to interact with the touch screen while wearing gloves, and an IP68 certified S Pen.

The Galaxy Tab Active 3 runs Android 10 out of the box, with a bunch of additional customizations for enterprise users. These include three generations of Android OS upgrades, Samsung Knox, the promise of regular Android security upgrades, and more.

Pricing & Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 will be available in select markets, including Europe and Asia, starting today. The company plans to expand its availability to other markets at a later date. The tablet will be available in Wi-Fi only and LTE variants. As of now, Samsung hasn’t released pricing information for the tablet.

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.