Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2's leaked specs suggest it's not an entry-level tablet

Samsung has one more ace under its sleeve for those looking to buy a decent Android tablet for outdoor use. That ace is called Galaxy Tab Active 2, a rugged tablet that we've learned about for the first time back in June. However, it was only last week that we've been able to dig a few details about the slate and find out that it will soon be introduced.

Since information about its specs was scarce, we're happy to report that the Galaxy Tab Active 2 made it to GFXBench, the app that stores benchmark results for old, new and unreleased smartphones and tablet.

According to the listing, the Galaxy Tab Active 2 has much better specs than what it was previously reported. For example, instead of the said 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1.5GB RAM, the slate will pack a 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor and 3GB RAM.

Also, the rugged tablet is expected to feature 16GB expandable storage and an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. An 8-megapixel camera will be available on the back side, while the front side will include a secondary 5-megapixel selfie camera.

Finally, the Galaxy Tab Active 2 will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat right out of the box. Hopefully, Samsung will price it competitively enough to make it a good deal, but we have our doubts.

source: GFXBench via (translated)



1. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'Hopefully, Samsung will price it competitively enough to make it a good deal, but we have our doubts' Yup. If there was S Pen though, there would be no competition. Even if price is not so 'competitive'. Stupid Samsung,:(

2. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1186; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

what do you mean by no competition? Even with S pen, it sucks, and I doubt they will price it anywhere below 300 to begin with, even without the pen. iPad or this crap? I don't think there is any competition in that price point.

3. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

You don't know what S Pen is. Right? You thing that S Pen is just jotting or art tool, only? LOL If there was S Pen you should not even mention iPad here.

4. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1186; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Nothing to do with s pen. I am just stating a fact. This crap or ipad? or course ipad, not to mention the A9 beats the crap out of the 7870 which is already pretty weak to begin with

5. BuffaloSouce unregistered

The A9 beats it at what? Oh I can open a app half a second faster... Why get upset over a tablet that you clearly have no interest in? Since it part if the active line, there will be a decent number of people who will be interested

7. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

This tablet isn't made for everyday use. It's made for people who are working outdoors constantly and need a rugged tablet. Does the iPad have a shatterproof screen? Is the iPad water resistant? Didn't think so. The Tab Active 2 is not made to compete with the iPad. Show me a tablet that could directly compete with the ruggedness of this. You can't. There's a specific market for this tablet, and it's reaching that market just fine while not even caring about the iPad. So, you're right.There's no competition.

6. zr2s10

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Display is too small. If it had a 10"+ screen and an S-Pen I would be all over it. I wish Samsung would make an updated version of the Note Pro 12....

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