Samsung’s newest rugged tablet, the Galaxy Tab Active 5, recently received an important certification that signals its launch may be right around the corner. The tablet was certified by the TDRA (Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority) of the United Arab Emirates.
My old articles about Galaxy Tab Active 5:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 Appears Benchmarked
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 Rugged Tablet Leaked Through New FCC Listings
The TDRA certification for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 5G model, carrying product code SM-X306B, was granted on December 6, 2023. The certification has a validity period until December 5, 2026.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active series is primarily geared towards industrial use cases that demand ruggedness and resilience.
These tablets can withstand challenging environments involving water, dust, drops, extreme temperatures, altitude, vibration, and humidity. This makes them a top choice for unreliable settings like construction sites, field service operations, and healthcare facilities.
The incoming Galaxy Tab Active 5 is expected in both Wi-Fi-only (SM-X300) and 5G (SM-X306B) versions. The 5G model is what was recently certified by the TDRA registry.
There had been some initial confusion surrounding the naming convention for the new tablet, given the previous releases of the Galaxy Tab Active 3 and Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro. However, the TDRA certification puts to rest any doubt that the next model will be called the Galaxy Tab Active 5.
Key Specifications Revealed
While some specifications remain speculative at this stage, certain details have been disclosed through the certification process:
- Exynos 1380 chipset
- Android 14 OS
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB
- S Pen support
- 4,900mAh battery with 15W charging
- The tablet also may allow user-replaceable batteries.
With its resilient, rugged design, the Galaxy Tab Active 5 seems primed to capably handle demanding industrial conditions. The TDRA certification signals its launch could be imminent.
– Tom Bowen