KEY POINTS

  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 is built for the modern-day man-on-the-go
  • The Active3 cores on the blueprint of 2017's Active Tab2
  • Touch Sensitivity, and Active Key and ARcore support gives the device power and productivity

Samsung is known for its innovative devices and flagship devices like the Galaxy S20, Z Fold 2 and the next-generation Note. But once in a while, the Korean powerhouse introduces a rugged line that’s suited for the great outdoors.

Coring on the blueprints of the Galaxy Tab Active2, the aptly named Galaxy Tab Active3 comes with all the bells and whistles of a powerful tablet coupled with tank-like features. As announced by the company, the new “ruggedized” slab was created to “meet the rigors of today’s mobile workforce with a sleek, compact design for portability.”

To say the least, the Galaxy Tab Active3 is not your typical tablet, with Samsung focusing more on protection. While the device is still gearing towards businesses with an emphasis on “improving employee productivity,” the features of the Active3 is suited for, among others, field-based personnel. Simply put, it was designed for on-the-go people who want to get things done.

Samsung Electronics has won a massive contract to supply 5G equipment to Verizon in the United States, according to a regulatory filing Samsung Electronics has won a massive contract to supply 5G equipment to Verizon in the United States, according to a regulatory filing Photo: AFP / Jung Yeon-je

On the inside, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 comes with all things Android. The Verge said the device will launch with Android 11, alongside an Exynos 9810 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a choice between 64GB or 128GB of internal memory. For those who want to store more on the Active3, the slab is expandable up to 1TB via microSD card.

To keep things connected, Samsung gave the Tab Active3 with Wi-Fi 6 with MIMO to “keep up with the digital businesses” of the modern world. It also has a huge 5,050mAh battery and supports fast charging through USB and POGO pins. Samsung said it can be used without a battery provided that it is used in a “fixed location” like a kiosk.

Camera-wise, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 will sport a 13megapixel rear camera that can also act as a document scanner. Its 5megapixel front-facing clicker on the hand can do well on video or conference calls. In addition, the device supports Google’s ARcore for augmented reality services, an Active Key for quick access of apps or programs, Touch Sensitivity to allow users to continue using the Active3 while wearing gloves and of course, an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.

The Verge said Samsung promises to have the Active3 support “up to three generations of Android OS upgrades.” There’s no information about the price, but the Galaxy Tab Active3 is available in select markets in Europe and Asia, with plans to expand its availability to other regions at a later date.