Android tablets haven't exactly been selling like hotcakes in the last few years, but Samsung remains very much committed to the Apple-dominated market
, reportedly planning to unveil at least one new high-end model
, a mid-ranger
, and an entry-level variant
before long. A fresh GalaxyClub report
) seems to bring a fourth name to the table, although there's also a good chance the Galaxy Tab Active Pro
and SM-T545 are actually one and the same device.
If the Dutch publication's newly obtained information proves accurate, Samsung has a third generation of the rugged Galaxy Tab Active in the works, following in the footsteps of 2014
and 2017 editions
that have a relatively compact body and 8-inch screen in common. The robust next-gen slate is expected to sport a jumbo-sized 10.1-inch display, thus sacrificing portability in favor of productivity and a more comfortable video playing experience.
Given the larger screen, this bad boy could well be named the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro, a brand that the company actually trademarked in a number of key markets around the world in recent months. Another puzzle piece that appears to neatly fall into place is the SM-T545 benchmark listing spotted earlier this very week. That model number definitely fits the description of an upgraded version of the 8-inch Galaxy Tab Active 2
, which is also known by the SM-T395 designation.
If we're indeed looking at the Galaxy Tab Active Pro, its specifications are likely to include a respectable Snapdragon 710 processor and 4GB RAM. That's obviously not on par with what we expect from the high-end Galaxy Tab S5, but it's significantly better than what the Tab Active 2 has going on under the hood.
Ironically, this expansion of Samsung's rugged Android tablet lineup comes as the Active family of muscular flagship handsets
is breathing its last breath. What we don't know is whether or not the Galaxy Tab Active Pro is headed for the US. If history is any indication, we wouldn't hold our breath, but then again, this would be the first "Pro" device of its kind, so who knows...