Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 rugged tablet with S Pen, Bixby support, fingerprint sensor surfaces

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2

A few months ago we reported that Samsung is working on a rugged Galaxy Tab 2 Active in two variants; SM-T390 and SM-T395 for Europe and Latin America markets and today the same has been leaked again. This time an image of the tablet and user manual of the SM-T395 have surfaced online revealing more details of the tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 leak

The Galaxy Tab Active 2 (SM-T395) is the successor to the Tab Active that was introduced back in 2014. The Tab 2 will feature the S-pen functionality which lets users write, draw and do any touch actions on the screen. Furthermore, the user manual reveals that the back panel is detachable, meaning that the battery is user removable and it is one such feature that is being missed these days. The Galaxy Tab Active 2 will feature a fingerprint sensor and a USB Type-C port.


The most significant addition to this new Galaxy tablet is the support for Bixby which be limited to card-based contextual self and also features Bixby home voice functionality powered by Bixby Voice. The Galaxy Tab Active 2 will be the first Samsung tablet to feature Bixby feature since it was introduced with the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The SM-T395 model will support both WiFi and 4G LTE connectivity, while the SM-T390 only supports WiFi.


Images for the tablet have also surfaced, we now have a closer look at the tablet. The tablet is expected come with an IP68 rating, 480 nits of brightness.

As per GFX Benchmark listing; the tablet is expected to sport an 8-inches (1280 x 800 pixel) display and will be powered by the Exynos 7870 SoC coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Galaxy U.I on top. In the camera department, the tablet gets an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.


The Galaxy Tab Active 2 is spotted on FCC earlier last month, but it is unclear at the moment as to when Samsung is planning on launching the tablet officially.

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