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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Leaks in GFXBench, Features Android 7.1.1, Octa Core Exynos CPU

By Radu Iorga

After being certified by the FCC exactly one week ago the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 has just leaked in GFXBench, with Android 7.1.1 in tow. We also learn more details about the upcoming rugged device.

By the way, it was the LTE version of the tablet that was certified by the US FCC, under the codename SM-T395. The device that surfaced in GFXBench comes with an 8 inch 1280 x 800 pixel display, an octa core Exynos 7870 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. I’m sure there’s also a microSD card slot in the mix. The back camera is an 8 MP shooter and the front one is a 5 MP shooter.

Interestingly, previously leaked specs were much more modest, including a Snapdragon 400 CPU and 1.5 GB of RAM, but those were probably associated to the first Tab Active. The newcomer should be waterproof, dust proof and resilient to tough weather. Drop protection and freeze protection should also be in the mix, plus usage with gloves and wet hands.

A stylus could also come with the device, since the predecessor could also use one.

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Samsung and LEGO Co-Release Ninjago Movie Edition Tablet; Rebranded Galaxy Kids Tab Basically

By Radu Iorga

You’ve probably seen the posters for the upcoming LEGO movie, this time related to the Ninjago series. To celebrate the LEGO Ninjago film release, LEGO teamed up with Samsung to release a rebranded version of the Galaxy Kids Tab.

This is a rugged machine, meant for the little ones, adorned with LEGO Ninjago pictograms and most likely filled to the brim with related content. There’s the Samsung Kids Suite on board and many games and apps for Ninjago fans. The core device is a Galaxy Kids Tab 7.0 Lego Ninjago Movie Edition, a 7 inch slate with a 1.3 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage, as well as a microSD card slot.

It also has a 3600 mAh battery and the product is designed for kids who need to keep entertained using such machines. Sadly there’s no info about the availability, but we do know that the device will be priced at $149.99 when it reaches USA later this year. The Samsung Kids service will let parents keep an eye on the little one and how much time he dedicates to the tablet.

Parents can set time limits, select app categories for kids and monitor their progress on a dashboard. No ads are included, so there’s no stress.

 

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Samsung makes disabling Bixby button easier; still won’t let you remap it

By Jeff Dunn

Enlarge / Bixby didn’t really work during our late March demo, but here are some Bixby cards. (credit: Ron Amadeo)

While Samsung’s latest crop of high-end smartphones has impressed from a design standpoint, many Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 buyers have complained about the tech giant’s decision to plant a dedicated button for its much-maligned Bixby voice assistant on both devices.

Now, though, the company appears to be backing down—at least a little bit.

As spotted by Samsung blog SamMobile, the tech giant is rolling out a software update to at least some Galaxy devices that lets users disable the so-called Bixby Key from opening the assistant’s “Bixby Home” screen—which acts as a sort of Samsung-made information hub similar to Google’s Google Now page—upon being pressed.

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Samsung Dex Book is Basically the Laptop that Galaxy Note 8 Could Use to be Cooler

By James A.

Samsung’s offer that bundled a DeX dock with the Galaxy Note 8 was quite appealing for many people who preordered the device, but some of them may want more. By “more” we understand something like the concept laptop rendered below. This brings back memories of the ASUS PadFone times…

The Samsung Dex Book is merely a concept design of course, but it’s a solid one made by designers from South Korea: Kwanjan Ryu and Jaejin Bong. This device was rendered using Rhinoceros 5.0 and Keyshot. It’s a 14 inch widescreen machine with a MacBook-like keyboard, no trackpad and with a special space for a Galaxy S8, S8+ and Galaxy Note 8.

You’ll simply place the phone there and have it be used as the brains of the laptop. The laptop offers a 3360 x 1440 pixel resolution, but the bezels are somehow bigger than one would expect in 2017. The Dex Book itself lacks a CPU, cooler or GPU, leaving all of those to the smartphones. It does however have a generous battery, as the designers themselves have mentioned.

 

A soundbar has been included as well, for high end acoustics, possibly with some Karman involvement. The screen has a 21:9 ratio and there’s support for Samsung Pay, as well as a dedicated Bixby button on the keyboard I’m digging the industrial design, but I’m not sure about the lack of a trackpad. Of course the Note 8/S8 would serve that purpose.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Gets Certified by the FCC, Rugged Tablet Approaching Launch Time

By Radu Iorga

Samsung just launched a tablet a couple of days ago, part of the Galaxy Tab A series and now we may also see a new rugged slate from the South Korean device maker. The newcomer is Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 and it just got certified by the FCC.

The authority has certified the product, known under the codename SM-T390 (LTE) and SM-T395, which is the WiFi only version of the machine. Only the WiFi version got the FCC blessing this around, but we’re pretty sure Samsung will launch both versions when the time comes. We don’t have extra details about the specs here, just the leaks that came up in June this year.

We’re supposed to see a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor inside, 1.5 GB of RAM and a 4450 mAh battery. The product is expected to land in Europe and Latin America by the year end. We expect it to be water and dust resilient, maybe also shock proof and resistant to rough weather. It should also work in very cold conditions or very hot ones and a set of physical buttons upfront is quite likely to happen.

Maybe a stylus will also be in the mix, since we saw that happening before.

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