Android tablets are not as popular as their smartphone counterparts. However, companies still develop such technology because they are cheaper than the iPads that Apple launches on the market. Samsung has been working on such a Tablet for some time, dubbed the Galaxy Tab Active 2. This is the successor to the Galaxy Tab Active, and a recent GFXBench listing shed more light on the upcoming device.

What is known about the tablet?

Even before the GFXBench listing, there was speculation regarding the tablet. The device was said to be under development in June this year, but not much else regarding the tablet was known at that time.

Last week, the FCC certified one of the two variants of the Samsung tablet with model number SM-T395 -- the Wi-Fi only model -- while the cellular LTE variant with model number SM-T390 is yet to be certified.

However, the FCC certification also did not yield any specs or features of the upcoming Samsung tablet. Now, with the GFXBench listing, the alleged specs of the upcoming tablet have been revealed. The specs also indicate that the upcoming tablet is not an entry-level device, as many speculated.

What did the GFXBench listing reveal?

The listing displays the specs and features of the Wi-Fi model of the tablet. It sports an 8-inch display with 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution. Since the device sports the Active name, it is designed specifically for rugged conditions and use. It will be powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 processor, clocked in at 1.5 GHz.

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The device will also pack in 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, which will likely be expandable through the use of microSD card.

An 8-megapixel rear facing camera is supported by a 5-megapixel selfie sensor on the front. Both of these lenses can record videos at Full HD resolution. Aside from these features, the Galaxy Tab Active 2 runs on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. At the moment, it is uncertain whether it will receive the Android Oreo update sometime after its release. The GFXBench listing also does not reveal the battery capacity of the tablet, but being a rugged device, it should come with a large battery that lasts for a long time.

The pricing details will be revealed when Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Tab Active 2, but since the device sports moderate specifications, it will likely be priced higher than the entry-level Android tablets. The cellular variant will sport a greater price tag than the Wi-Fi model that the GFXBench listing reveals.