The new 2nd generation Samsung Galaxy Tab Active was first mentioned in June, and this week the rugged Android tablet from Samsung passed the FCC approval for the wireless technologies, meaning that we are moving closer to launch, especially since Samsung Italy have already prepped the web page for it.
A few things got confirmed in the FCC papers too. These are that the Samsung SM-T395 is still a rugged 8-inch tablet and that the SM-T390 is Wi-Fi version and SM-T395 the 4G LTE version, but also that it has NFC. The Wi-Fi is full range dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, with Bluetooth 4.2.
The new 2017 – 2018 Samsung Galaxy Tab Active has a 38V battery at 16.91 Wh too, and has the Samsung’s S-Pen listed as an accessory, along with the protective cover, though the description lists the S-Pen as included with the cover. The USB C port is new on this tablet too, and a welcome feature.
– Jim Miller