Samsung has a new rugged Android tablet in the works. Presumably called the Galaxy Tab Active 5 Pro, the device will succeed the Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro launched in September 2022. While we don’t have a launch date for the next-gen model, a certification listing has given us a real-life photo of the tablet, showcasing its front design.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active 5 Pro certified in South Korea
A few days back, the FCC certified the Wi-Fi and cellular (5G) variants of the Galaxy Tab Active 5 Pro with the model numbers SM-X300 and SM-X306B, respectively. In the process, the American regulatory agency revealed a few key specs of the tablet, including 15W charging speed. The device has now popped up on the Safety Korea and KTL (Korea Testing Laboratory) certification websites in Samsung’s home country, South Korea.
Spotted by MySmartPrice, the KTL listing reconfirms that the upcoming rugged Samsung tablet will support 15W fast charging. Additionally, we see it packs a 4,900mAh battery. That’s a much smaller battery than the one found in the 2022 model (7,600mAh). This means the device will be smaller, something suggested by the real-life photo uploaded to the Safety Korean website as well.
It appears the Galaxy Tab Active 5 pro has a length of 210-220mm and a width of 120-130mm. In comparison, the Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro is 242.9mm long and 170.2mm wide. The new model is notably smaller, hence it packs a smaller battery too. Naturally, we will get a smaller screen as well—roughly eight inches in diagonal. The 2022 rugged tablet has a 10.1-inch display.
Based on this, Samsung might be developing a less premium rugged tablet. Perhaps it could be simply called the Galaxy Tab Active 5 with no “Pro” at the end. The Galaxy Tab Active 3 (2020) had an 8-inch display and a 5,050mAh battery. The device we see in this photo also resembles the 2020 model more than the 2022 model. Samsung’s next-gen rugged smartphone (Galaxy Xcover 7) appears to be a less premium offering too—a direct sequel to the Galaxy Xcover 5 (2021) than the Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro (2022).
The new rugged Galaxy devices may debut in 2024
Samsung may be planning to unveil the Galaxy Xcover 7 and Galaxy Tab Active 5 (Pro) in early 2024, likely after the Galaxy S24 launch. The KTL website mentions a few additional model numbers for the latter, including SM-X308U. This confirms a US launch of the tablet. The Korean firm may be developing multiple variants of it. We should get to learn more about the new rugged Galaxy devices closer to their launch.