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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Specs and Price

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is a tablet built for people who love to get things done without worrying about anything being broken. The long-awaited device packs a more powerful processor and offers twice the RAM of its predecessor.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Key Specs and Features

  • 8.0-inch Touch Display, 800 x 1280 pixels (189ppi)
  • 1.9GHz Octa-core Exynos 7880 Octa CPU
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with 3GB RAM
  • 16GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
  • 8MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Data
  • 4450mAh Li-ion Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2

Aside the rugged design and a fingerprint scanner the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is very similar to the Galaxy Tab 8.0 (2017).

Design and Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 tablet parades a rugged design that will please road warriors. It is a device you can carry around with little worry of it getting damaged. It is built to pass military grade MIL-STD 810G testing for durability and toughness. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.

Its display hasn’t changed from that of its 2014 predecessor. You will still find an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels. This supports the use of stylus.

Hardware and Software

Being a follow-up, you’d expect the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 to offer more powerful performance. That’s just what you’ll get. The tablet loses the previous quad-core processor and now comes with an octa-core Exynos 7880 processor. This pairs with higher RAM of 3 GB, compared to the original Galaxy Tab Active’s 1.5 GB.

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Onboard storage remains at 16 GB, but you have option of using a microSD card to expand this by additional 256 GB. Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 boots Android 7.1 Nougat with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin.

Other Specs and Features

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 comes with improved cameras. You will find a higher-res 8MP sensor on the rear, replacing the previous 5MP. For selfies, there is also a bump to 5 MP, from the measly 1.2 MP provided the last time.

A 4,450mAh battery is still in charge of power supply here. This juicer is removable and supports reverse charging, meaning you will be able to boost your other mobile devices with it.

A key selling point of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is its support for Bixby voice assistant. There is report that an LTE model is in the works.

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Pricing and Availability

The price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is not yet official, but we expect it at around $600. We do not have official price or availability information for Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, you should be able to buy the tablet at leading online stores in the countries. Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 190,000 Naira to 250,000 Naira.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Tablet:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Processor: 1.9GHz Quad-core Processor (Exynos 7880 Octa)
  • GPU: Mali-T830 MP3
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Colours: Black
  • Dimension:
  • Weight:
  • SIM Type:
  • SIM Count: Single-SIM

Display

  • Display: 8.0-inch Touch Display, 800 x 1280 pixels (189 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, autofocus, HDR, Geo-tagging, Face Detection
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • EDGE: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • HSPA+: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type C

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS:
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor:
  • Light Sensor:
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Traditional Voice Calls:
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Digital TV: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 4450 mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-Removable)
  • Use Time:
  • Video Playback:
  • Fast Charging:

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NaijaTechGuide Team is made up of Experienced Tech Enthusiasts and Professionals led my Paschal Okafor, a graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering with over 17 years of Experience writing about Technology. Some of us were writing about Mobile Phones before the first Android Phones and iPhones were launched.

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