16 November 2017
There have been a bunch of reports so far which have suggested that Samsung is working on bringing the Galaxy Tab Active 2, a successor to its three-year-old Galaxy Tab Active offering. Now, we have some official proof regarding the same as the upcoming Android tablet's user manual has now been spotted online which not only confirms its existence but also a few of the features.
The most interesting finding in the Galaxy Tab Active 2 user manual is that it will be coming with Bixby. It is Samsung's own virtual assistant which made its debut with the Galaxy S8 flagship lineup earlier this year. But it is worth mentioning that the company is not bringing Bixby Voice to the tablet. It means you will only be able to get information from the assistant by typing and no voice commands.
Another interesting thing shown in the manual is that the tablet will be having a removable back panel. This basically means that the user will be able to take out the battery whenever he wants and even replace it without seeking the help of any professional. The tablet will further feature a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and the modern USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing purposes.
As far as specifications are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 was recently spotted on GFXbench benchmark website. It was listed with an 8-inch display (1280 x 800 pixels resolution) and powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. There is 3GB RAM along with 16GB internal storage and a good 5000mAh battery. In the camera department, there is an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The tablet has already received its FCC certification as well but there are no words on the official announcement yet.