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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 Announced: Everything You Need to Know

The new Tab Active 5 supports an S-Pen too with IP68 rating. The tablet is aimed at users who work in tough surroundings

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5

After a slew of leaks, Samsung has finally introduced the much-awaited rugged tablet, the  Tab Active5. Featuring an 8-inches LCD display with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz and higher touch sensitivity, similar to its smartphone counterpart called XCover. 

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The Galaxy Tab Active5 comes powered by an octa-core Exynos 1380 5 nm processor with Mali-G68 MP5 GPU. Offering two memory configurations – 6/128 GB or 8/256 GB – the Tab Active5 includes a microSD slot supporting up to 1TB of additional storage. The IP68-certified tablet also supports an S Pen, which is housed in a separate protective case instead of being integrated into the tablet body (as you can see in the image below).

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active5

Designed to withstand various environmental conditions, the Tab Active 5 holds MIL-STD-810H0 certification, ensuring resilience against extreme altitude, humidity, immersion, salt fog, dust, vibrations, and drops. However, the display is protected by the slightly older Gorilla Glass 5.

For connectivity, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active5 offers 5G and Wi-Fi 6 for reliable online access. Interestingly, the tablet features a No Battery Mode, wherein the tablet can operate without a battery. This feature allows for longer use at kiosks or in vehicles, safeguarding battery health in hot surroundings.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 Review

Featuring physical keys on the bottom bezel, including a home key with an embedded fingerprint scanner, the tablet houses a removable 5,050 mAh battery, enabling it to function without a cellular connection.To support long usage in field operations, the Galaxy Tab Active5 also supports quick charging while the replaceable batteries also help avoid downtime within the workplace, or during activities outside it.

The Galaxy Tab Active 5 also comes with features like increased speaker volume, programmable keys, and barcode scanning via Knox Capture. Enhanced PC connectivity allows smooth content sharing and simultaneous displays, enabling continuity of work between mobile and PC through Link to Windows.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active5 Pricing and Availability 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active5 will be available this month, with pricing details yet to be confirmed. Interestingly, a German website has already listed the tablet at EUR 599. 

Galaxy Tab Active5 Specifications:

  • Display: 8-inch WUXGA TFT LCD screen (1920 x 1200 pixels), 120Hz refresh rate, Glove Mode, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: Octa Core Exynos 1380 5nm (2.4GHz Quad A78 + 2GHz Quad A55 CPUs) with Mali-G68 MP5 GPU
  • Storage and RAM: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage / 8GB RAM with 258GB storage, expandable up to 1TB via microSD card
  • Operating System: Android 14 with Samsung One UI 6
  • SIM: Dual SIM (SIM + embedded SIM)
  • Cameras: 13MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, LED flash; 5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Durability: Water and dust resistant (IP68), US Military Standard MIL-STD-810H, 1.8m drop resistant with Anti-Shock with Inbox Protective Cover
  • S Pen: IP68 Rated, included in the package
  • Audio: Dual microphones, Dolby Atmos
  • Dimensions and Weight: 126.8 x 213.8 x 10.1mm; Weight: 433g
  • Audio Jack: 3.5mm, Dolby Atmos
  • Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, Type-C USB 2.0, POGO Pin (charging only), NFC
  • Battery: 5,050mAh removable battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active5
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active5 is a high-quality outdoor tablet that is protected against water, dust and shocks according to IP68 and MIL-STD 810H standards and can even be cleaned with disinfectant. It's got a very bright and good display, the excellent S Pen is included and works very well, and we get long software updates. The only downsides are that the processor performance has hardly improved compared to its predecessor and we get one USB 2.0 port only.
  • Very rugged design
  • Bright 8 inch display
  • IP68 & MIL-STD 810H
  • Excellent S Pen
  • Long updates
  • 5G version with phone capabilities
  • Fingerprint reader
  • GPS
  • No USB 3
  • Mid-range performance only
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  1. Michael Sanders

    January 12, 2024 at 2:29 pm

    Yes! The one tablet I have been waiting for over a year. I prefer the smaller 8 inch form factor. And with the S Pen, the Active5 is truly the iPad Mini killer. I am definitely getting the 8/256 version with 5G.

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