Samsung’s Military Grade Rugged Tablet Available in the US
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 was announced in September 2020, is now available in the US and it will cost you $489.99. It’s a rugged 8-inch Android tablet produced primarily for manufacturing, retail, and job sites, with IP68 water- and dust-resistance rating. Samsung even says it cleared the tests against 23 environmental conditions, which include vibrations and high altitude, to meet the MIL-STD-810 military-grade standard. An IP68 S Pen stylus is added in the box, as is a case that guards against drops up to 1.5 meters.
The Tab Active 3’s touchscreen is intended to be used even when wearing work gloves, though not “extremely heavy-duty gloves or mittens.” It also gives three physical buttons for navigation as well as two programmable buttons that can act as shortcuts to some apps.
Its back 13-megapixel and front-facing 5-megapixel cameras are enhanced for scanning barcodes, and a detachable 5,050mAh battery is included. While it will come with Android 10, Samsung says an upgrade to Android 11 will come afterward. It will come with either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, expandable by microSD card slot.
The Galaxy Tab Active 3 is now available from Samsung’s partner distributors and at Samsung.com. It begins at $489.99 for a Wi-Fi-only version and $589.99 for the LTE model.