In an exclusive scoop from tech publication SamMobile, it is reported that Samsung is developing its Galaxy Tab Active 2 tablet. The rumored tablet is the successor of Galaxy Tab Active, which was launched three years ago. The tablets carrying the brand name Galaxy Tab Active were developed and manufactured for business and industrial usage.

The Galaxy Active Tab launched in 2014 carried entry-level specs and was dust and water resistant, as well as shock proof. The tablet was available in two variants of LTE + Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi only.

Is the next-gen variant in the works?

According to SamMobile, the South Korean OEM is currently working on the development of two variants of the rumored Galaxy Tab Active 2. Speculations are rife that the two models of the device carry the model numbers SM-T390 and SM-T395, respectively. SamMobile reports that the SM-T390 could be the Wi-Fi only model while the SM-T395 is the LTE + Wi-Fi variant. It is also hinted that

South Korea-based Samsung will not only release the next-gen variant in the Latin American and European markets, but may also extend the release to other international markets Currently, there is no additional information about features or specifications of the rumored tablet.

Specs and features

While rumors of the successor of the Galaxy Tab Active are abuzz let us revisit the specs and features. The device was discontinued and is not available on Samsung’s online store or any carrier. Unveiled in September 2014 and released in December 2014, the tablet boasted of 8-inch LCD display with 800 x 1280 resolution.

The now-discontinued tablet ran on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and came with quad-core Cortex-A7 processor which clocked at 1.2 GHz along with an Adreno 305 GPU. The Galaxy Active Tab came with a measly 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage. However, the user had the option of expanding the memory with the help of a microSD card to up to 64 GB.

In terms of camera, the tablet featured a 3.15-megapixel autofocus rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel front shooter.

The discontinued tablet came with IP67 certification for water and dust ingress. The tablet was able to resist high temperatures and had successfully passed a drop test from a height of 1.2 meters. These features made the Samsung tablet perfect for tough conditions. Apart from that, the tablet also provided the user with a stylus, which could be kept in the dedicated slot.

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