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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 Leaks First Images and 5 Different Versions

Samsung’s upcoming rugged tablet, the Galaxy Tab Active 5, has appeared in leaked renders revealing its durable design. The renders provide a first look at the front and back of the tablet and shed light on some key specs.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 renders
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 renders (Not Confirmed)
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 renders
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 renders (Not Confirmed)

Samsung’s rugged Galaxy Tab Active 5 has cleared a key hurdle on its way to launch, successfully finishing end product Bluetooth testing and certification in December 27. The tablet passed testing for Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, clearing the Bluetooth Qualification Process.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 is expected to launch in several variants to serve different connectivity needs.

The lineup will include total 5 different versions:  SM-X300 with WiFi, SM-X306B, SM-X306N, SM-X308B and SM-X308U with 5G support.

Galaxy Tab Active 5 Bluetooth testing
Galaxy Tab Active 5 Bluetooth testing
Galaxy Tab Active 5 Bluetooth testing
Galaxy Tab Active 5 Bluetooth testing

With models featuring both WiFi and 5G, and multiple 5G options, Samsung looks to be aiming the rugged Galaxy Tab Active 5 at a wide range of business, enterprise and outdoor use cases.

The different versions will give potential customers flexibility in choosing the connectivity best suited for their needs.

8-inch display is surrounded by thick protective bezels and comes with Gorilla Glass 5 for enhanced durability. Physical navigation buttons sit below the screen for gloved use. A textured back houses a 13MP camera and LED light.

Being a rugged device, the Tab Active 5 boasts IP68 water/dust resistance and is MIL-STD-810H certified to withstand drops of up to 1.2 meters with its case. It also offers Knox security.

Under the hood, an Exynos 1380 chipset and up to 6GB RAM power the tablet. Storage goes up to 128GB and is expandable.

A sizable 5050mAh removable battery fuels the device which surprisingly runs Android 12.

Connectivity is robust with 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC and GPS. It also packs a speaker with Dolby Atmos, a stylus with IP68 rating, facial recognition or fingerprint scanning, and a programmable key for quick app access.

Samsung has not formally announced the Galaxy Tab Active 5 yet. But with certifications underway and renders leaked, the rugged tablet could launch in early 2024.

Read my series about Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5:

  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 Rugged Tablet Leaked Through New FCC Listings
  2. Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 Appears Benchmarked
  3. Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 Gets UAE Certification
  4. Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 Wi-Fi Got IMDA Certification Today

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 Expected Specs

Display 8-inch WUXGA
Processor Exynos 1380
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB, expandable up to 64GB
Software Android 14
Rear Camera 13MP
Front Camera N/A
Battery 5050 mAh, removable
Charging 15W fast charging
Connectivity WiFi, Bluetooth 5.3, 5G (select models)
Durability IP68 water/dust resistant, MIL-STD-810H compliant
Security Knox, fingerprint/face recognition
Stylus S Pen with IP68 rating
Colors Gray, Black
Launch Early 2024

– Tom Bowen