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Samsung Launches Tablet with Military-Grade Durability: Galaxy Tab Active3

Oct 22. 2020

Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof to handle demanding environments easily
Replaceable battery design with new “No Battery Mode”

Hong Kong – October 22, 2020 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. today announced the launch of the brand-new Galaxy Tab Active3, a military-standard smart tablet. The Galaxy Tab Active3 inherits the stylish, rugged and portable design of the Galaxy Tab Active2. It comes with 8-inch TFT WUXGA display, and is MIL-STD-810H certified and IP68 dust and water-resistant. Enhanced features such as touch sensitivity help improve its performance and productivity, so that professionals like first responders can work efficiently and safely in the most challenging environments and conditions to meet the diversified needs of business operations. The Galaxy Tab Active3 will be available from October 23. 


“Samsung has always listened carefully to the opinions of consumers and partners, and is committed to developing more suitable smart devices for industries and employees in different fields. The newly launched Galaxy Tab Active3 is not only more rugged and durable, but also has better performance and features to support the latest enterprise applications and solutions. The Tab Active3 is built for how businesses operate today with increased emphasis on improving employee productivity and safety,” said Ms. Yiyin Zhao, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd.

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Military Standard and Sensitive Touch Eliminates Worries in Harsh Environments


The Galaxy Tab Active3 is specially designed for users in extreme environments. It comes with 8-inch TFT WUXGA display and is MIL-STD-810H certified, enabling excellent anti-shock and anti-collision features. Users can always use the tablet freely, even in the most challenging environments or when wearing gloves[1].


- Super Touch Sensitivity: The Galaxy Tab Active3 has higher touch sensitivity to help professionals who use gloves often, like first responders, in controlling the tablet conveniently and avoiding the safety risks of removing gloves.


- Enhanced Shockproof: The Galaxy Tab Active3 is equipped with stronger shock absorption ability than the previous model. With an inbox protective cover, it is now able to withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters[2], providing peace of mind when taking it around at work.


- IP68 Rated Dustproof and Waterproof[3]: With water and dust resistance based on the IP68 rating, the tablet, together with the S Pen, can withstand being put in freshwater up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes, which meets the demands of outdoor work.


- MIL-STD-810H Certified: The Galaxy Tab Active3 comes with solid and durable design that meets U.S. military standards. It functions under extreme environments such as salt fog, sand and dust, humidity, rain and radiation, with anti-shock and anti-collision features.


Power Specifications Boosts Best Performance


The Galaxy Tab Active3 is equipped with the powerful Exynos 9810 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage supporting up to 1TB external MicroSD card for large files. Supporting super-fast Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, users can quickly upload and download big files. Fast network connectivity is assured even in crowded areas. 


The tablet comes with the long-lasting, replaceable 5050mAh battery, so that users can change a new one immediately when running out of battery. With fast charging supported through USB and POGO pins, users can spend less time plugged in and use more time on the task at hand. For businesses that use tablets in a fixed location, Tab Active3 now supports “No Battery Mode” for power without a battery[4]. The feature also provides a range of usage, such as in cars, upgrading its flexibility.


Multiple Practical Features to Enhance Working Efficiency


The Galaxy Tab Active3 is a productivity powerhouse, providing a PC-like experience wherever work takes users to. Samsung DeX is now available on the Galaxy Tab Active3. Activate DeX Dual mode, and use selected apps on both the tablet and an external monitor. It can be wirelessly connected to smart TVs and enjoy multi-tasking on a huge screen[5], maintaining working efficiency whether in the office, or in the field. 


In addition, the Galaxy Tab Active3 comes with grounds of practical features to help users handle daily tasks easily.


- HD Cameras: 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.


- Google ARCore: Google ARCore is now supported and enables more augmented reality services, such as motion tracking, environment understanding and light estimation, which are perfect for remote training or remote design.


- 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 and so much more.


- Enhanced Scanning: The Galaxy Tab Active3 is optimized for camera-based scanning to help retailers easily manage inventory and scan products’ barcodes[6]. It also supports NFC with EMV Level 1 for safe payment[7], so that companies can apply more diversified management solutions to improve work efficiency.


- IP68 Certified S Pen: Perfect for signature capture and managing complex documents in gloved environments, the in-box S Pen is IP68 rated water- and dust-resistant, helpful in demanding environments.


Security Recognition and Platforms Ensure Data and Device Security


Samsung strives to provide businesses with the best mobile products and solutions possible. The Galaxy Tab Active3 is protected by Samsung Knox, as well as regular Android security updates from hardware to software. Samsung Knox can also be customized by IT administrators to manage the programs and apps used across the business to facilitate efficiency. In the meantime, the Galaxy Tab Active3 allows face recognition and fingerprint scanner to provide a more convenient use and protect the security of devices and data. 

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Availability and Suggested Retail Price


Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 LTE will be available on the following dates with the suggested retail price:



Available Date

Suggested Retail Price

Galaxy Tab Active3 LTE (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM)


October 23, 2020


Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 LTE Product Specifications

Special Features


Display & Design:

- 8” WUXGA 16:10 PLS TFT Display (1920 x 1200)

- Glove Touch Display 

Rugged for harsh environment:

- 1.5M Anti-Shock

- IP68 Dust proof and water resistant

- Certified durability by US MIL-STD-810H 


- Secured by KNOX

- Fingerprint scanner 


- Voice call function (LTE)

- S Pen

- Swappable battery

- Micro SD card up to 1TB

- Samsung DeX

- Support Direct Power

- Support NFC

- Support Google ARCore

Operating Platform

Android 10


2G GSM- GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900

3G WCDMA - B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)

4G FDD LTE - B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B17(700), B20(800), B28(700), B66(AWS-3)

4G TDD LTE - B38(2600), B40(2300), B41(2500)

Dimension (LxWxD)

213.8 x 126.8 x 9.9mm




8” WUXGA 16:10 PLS TFT Display (1920 x 1200)


Exynos 9810 Octa Core Processor (2.7GHz + 1.7GHz)


4GB + 64GB

Support microSD (up to 1TB)



Battery Time*



- 13 Mega-pixel Auto Focus back camera (F1.9)

- 5 Mega-pixel front camera

- UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)@ 30fps video recording

- UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)@ 30fps video play back

Music Player

3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack

Audio/Video format

- Video Play Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM


Internet Tool

- Android Browser TM  

- Play Store TM

- Google TM (Google, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, YouTube TM, Drive, YT Music, Play Movies & TV, Duo, Photos)

- Exchange Active Sync TM 

- Samsung Galaxy Store


Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor


Data Transfer^

LTE Cat 11 600Mbps / Cat 5 75Mbps (LTE) 

HSPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps  


802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G+5GHz, HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM

Wi-Fi Direct



Data Connectivity

Type C USB 3.1 Gen 1

Wireless Connectivity

GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo

 GPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc.


^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.


▲ Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to phone pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications


+ For reference only, please check with our staff for details.


* The talk time and stand-by time are approximate. Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.


Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.


**GALAXY Tab Active 3 only support Nano-SIM card


***For details of the latest OS version, please visit


^^Only support by Samsung specific adapter ,Battery time is based on our own laboratory measurements, and may vary depending on factors such as device settings, usage patterns and operating conditions. 


For more product information, please visit or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698. 


** All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance 




[1] A third-party app or solution required to use tablet as a mPOS 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.

The “No Battery Mode” option requires a dedicated power source accessory and once enabled may limit device CPU performance and reduce brightness and maximum volume.

[5] Samsung DeX wireless connection is compatible with smart TVs that support Miracast only. Only works with Samsung smart TV launched after 2017.

[6] A third-party app or solution required to use this barcode scanning.

[7] A third-party app or solution required to use tablet as a mPOS.


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