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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 spec leak shows octa-core CPU

The Galaxy Tab Active 2 gets a beefy performance upgrade. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Tab Active 2 gets a beefy performance upgrade. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has beefed up the processing power of its 8-inch Galaxy Tab Active sequel with an octa-core processor. The Galaxy Tab Active 2 will also pick up twice the RAM.

The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 has surfaced on GFXBench ahead of its launch. The latest ruggedized tablet from Samsung will run its mid-range in-house Exynos 7870 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz matched with 3 GB of RAM. While modest by current smartphone standards, the upgrade sees both the CPU core count and RAM double that of its predecessor. As before it, however, its 8-inch display has a relatively low resolution 1280 x 800 pixels with support for just five simultaneous touch inputs. 

The device is the only tablet in Samsung’s Android range to be developed specifically for outdoor use and the original device could withstand a drop of up to 1.2 meters. It was also IP67 rated for dust and water resistance allowing it to stay submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. You can expect at least this level of dust and water resistance in its sequel although it could ramp things up to an IP68 rating. Unfortunately, this could come at the cost of the removable battery, which was a signature feature of the original.

When the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 launches in the coming weeks as expected, it will ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. 

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2017-09-19 (Update: 2017-09-19)
Sanjiv Sathiah
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I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have been particularly interested in all things Apple, but also enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture.