Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab Active3 – a Portable Powerhouse Built for the Modern Workforce

October 7, 2020
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London, UK – October 7th, 2020 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has launched the new Galaxy Tab Active3, a rugged tablet based on the popular Tab Active2 design to meet the rigor of today’s mobile workforce with a sleek, compact design for portability. The Tab Active3, which is now available in the UK, is built for how businesses operate today with increased emphasis on improving employee productivity and safety. The performance and productivity features are perfect for field-based employees and includes capabilities like Touch Sensitivity to help professionals, like first responders, who use gloves[1] for working safely in the most challenging environments and conditions.


“The way the world does business is rapidly changing as we move away from the office and out into the field,” said Joe Walsh, Director of B2B at Samsung Electronics UK. “When developing the new Galaxy Tab Active3 we listened to feedback from our customers and partners and focused on creating a product that would make it easier to get things done. Not only is the Galaxy Tab Active3 more durable, but its performance has been upgraded to support the latest applications for maximum productivity.”


Built for tough environments

The Galaxy Tab Active3 is MIL-STD-810H certified to handle some of the world’s toughest jobs in the most extreme environments; its enhanced shock absorption is now able to withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters with an inbox protective cover[2] and it is IP68 rated[3] dustproof and water resistant, providing peace of mind when working in unpredictable outdoor environments.


Superior performance

Equipped with the powerful Exynos 9810 processor, 4GB RAM and up to 64GB internal storage, the Tab Active3 has the power to keep up with the digital businesses of today while

Wi-Fi 6 with MIMO delivers super-fast Wi-Fi connectivity for greater data transfer speeds.


The long-lasting, replaceable 5050mAh battery[4] also supports fast charging through USB and POGO pins so you can spend less time plugged in and more time on the task at hand. And for businesses that use tablets in a fixed location like a kiosk, Tab Active3 now supports “No Battery Mode” for power without a battery[5].”


Next level productivity

The Tab Active3 is a productivity powerhouse, providing a PC-like experience wherever work takes you. Samsung Dex is now available on the Tab Active3, ensuring dual-screen functionality so tasks can be picked up from anywhere, whether in the office, or in the field.


Additional Tab Active3 features include[6]:

  • Capture Everything: The 13MP rear camera provides perfect clarity for both taking pictures or scanning detailed documents and the 5MP front camera is ideally suited to video or conference calls.
  • Augmented Reality: Google ARCore is now supported and enables new augmented reality services, such as remote training.
  • Quick Access: The Active Key on the side of the device allows instant access to the apps or programs used most often; great for emergency calls, scanning or Push to Talk and so much more.
  • Retail Ready: Galaxy Tab Active3 is optimized for camera-based barcode scanning to help retailers easily manage inventory and scan products for purchase. The Tab Active 3 also supports NFC with EMV Level 1 for payment.
  • Touch Sensitivity: When turned on in the settings, Touch Sensitivity allows professionals to continue using the Tab Active3 while wearing gloves[7]. No more time spent taking gloves on and off.
  • IP68 Certified S Pen: Perfect for signature capture and managing complex documents in gloved environments, the S-Pen is also water and dust resistant.


Samsung’s leading mobile protection

Samsung strives to provide businesses with the best mobile products and solutions possible. As part of this commitment, the Tab Active3 and the rugged XCover Pro smartphone, will support up to three generations of Android OS upgrades. The Tab Active3 is also protected by Samsung Knox, our defense-grade security platform as well as regular Android security updates. Samsung Knox can also be customized by IT administrators to manage the programs and apps used across the business; giving complete control over the mobile fleet and allowing employees to focus on the job at hand.


Samsung’s commitment to enterprise customers

The Tab Active3 is the latest example of Samsung’s commitment to delivering the best experience for business customers around the world. The company strives to offer innovative solutions to help organisations get down to business with peace of mind, knowing they can count on Samsung to keep them safe.


This commitment is also paving the way for market recognition. Samsung was recently named as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Rugged Mobile Devices[8], which states: “Samsung has extensive experience in producing and designing cutting-edge mobile technology as one of the world’s well-recognized mobile device manufacturers and has expanded its enterprise and B2B strengths to meet customer demands in the rugged category. Their rugged device offerings successfully bridge the gap between industrial ultra-rugged devices and consumer-grade devices, making them durable enough to withstand a number of challenging environments while still providing a familiar and approachable end-user experience.”


Availability: The new Galaxy Tab Active3 will be available to purchase from today for £539 in all Samsung Experience Stores and online via Samsung’s Business Shop.


For more information about Samsung’s latest Galaxy Rugged device including specifications, please visit



About Samsung for Business:

Samsung is committed to developing devices and solutions that are built for the way businesses are evolving today. By understanding the needs of organisations large and small, Samsung for Business provides innovative mobile-first technology that solves their challenges and brings new opportunities.

Backed up by Samsung’s unique defence-grade security platform, Knox, businesses can choose from a wide portfolio of devices knowing their company is in safe hands. Ranging from industry-ready and award-winning rugged devices, to top-spec Galaxy Enterprise Edition smartphones with full service support, Samsung strives to deliver technology that powers business success.


Specification Sheet[9]:

 Galaxy Tab Active3
Display 8.0” WUXGA (1920 x 1200) PLS TFT LCD
Chipset Samsung Exynos 9810
Octa-core 2.7GHz + 1.7GHz
LTE Support 4G FDD LTE


Memory 4GB + 64GB

microSD up to 1TB

Camera Rear: 13MP AF + 5.0MP, Flash
Port USB 3.1 Gen 1, Pogo Pin
Sensors Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Wireless Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G+5GHz, HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM

Wi-Fi Direct

OS/UPGRADE Android 10
GPS GPS + Glonass + Beidou +Galileo
Dimensions, Weight 126.8 x 213.8 x 9.9mm, 426g(WiFi) / 429g(LTE)
Battery Capacity 5050mAh, User Replaceable
Durability IP68 Water and Dust Resistance,
1.5m Anti-shock with inbox protective cover,
Pen S Pen (IP68 Certified)
Security Knox Suite

Biometric Authentication (Face Recognition, Fingerprint Scanner)

[1] Valid for normal thin glove conditions, not for all gloves.

[2] When tested on a flat surface. Without its protective casing, the device can withstand a drop of up to 1.2 meters.  The Tab Active3 will be sold with a case to withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters. Actual results may vary.

[3] Water and dust resistant based on IP68 rating under IEC standard 60529, which tests submersion in freshwater up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. Resistance may decrease as a result of normal wear. Rinse residue/dry if wet.

[4] Typical value tested under third party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,900mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

[5] The “No Battery Mode” option must be added to Quick Panel via your settings before use. It requires a dedicated power source accessory and once enabled may limit device CPU performance and reduce brightness and maximum volume.

[6] A third-party app or solution required to use Push-To-Talk, barcode scanning and to use tablet as a mPOS

[7] Touch sensitivity may vary depending on glove material

[8] IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Rugged Mobile Devices 2020 Vendor Assessment, (Doc # US46826320) September 2020

[9] Specs subject to change without notice. Specs vary by markets/carriers

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