New Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Renders Show off S-Pen And Other Features: Details

Some renders of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 have appeared and they have shown off some spectacular new features. Most notable among them is the S-Pen, which is Samsung’s version of the stylus, the removable battery, and the IP 68 chassis which will act as protection from both dust and water. The Galaxy Tab Active 2 is the successor to the Galaxy Tab Active 2 from 2014.

The new information was first leaked by Ronald Quandt on Twitter. Quandt added that there would be two variants of the new tablet: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with Wi-Fi and another variant with Wi-Fi + LTE. The respective model numbers are SM-T390 and SM-T395. Samsung has just launched the Galaxy Tab A (2017) series in India.

The new S Pen stylus will aid in improved functionality and the Home button is positioned just below the display. This is integrated with a fingerprint reader for added security. The bottom side also features a USB-C port. From what we could make out of the leaked image, there is a likelihood that the device will feature Bixby Home. The chances of the Bixby Voice feature making it onboard is unlikely.

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The new Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2. Image source

The external POGO pins will mean that the users will be able to attach some external devices to it, like a barcode reader.

We believe that the new Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 will have a lot of great features. The 8-inch TFT LCD display has a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels. It also offers 480 nits of brightness. Quandt claims that it is powered by an Exynos 7880 chipset which also features a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor. This Exynos SoC is ably supported by 3 GB of RAM.

The internal storage of 16GB is disappointingly small. On the rear is an 8-megapixel camera which is also enabled with auto-focus. The 5-megapixel front snapper is also pretty decent. Besides Wi-Fi and LTE, this new tab will also have connectivity features including v4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC. We believe that this device will have facial recognition software enabled. A huge battery of 4,450mAh capacity is also expected.

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