Samsung launched Galaxy Tab Active2 – a new rugged tablet built for business

- Adrian Ungureanu
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Samsung announced Galaxy Tab Active2 a new rugged tablet that’s water and dust resistant, has a stylus and is tailored for business, according to its maker.

The Galaxy Tab Active2 helps accelerate the digital transformation of industries among key verticals like transportation, public safety and manufacturing by offering a wider range of features such as biometrics integration, multi-window screens and S Pen capabilities that function in extreme working conditions, ultimately improving worker productivity and flexibility.

Samsung Mobile embraced an open approach with partners to expand the experience for the Galaxy Tab Active2 including working with IBM Maximo to integrate the capabilities of Asset Management and Work Management. By combining IBM’s advanced asset management capabilities with device features such as biometrics integration, multi-window screens and S Pen capabilities, tasks such as equipment inspection and maintenance will be easier and more efficient for workers, regardless of the complexity of the environment they are working in.

Additionally, the Galaxy Tab Active2 has professional-grade vehicle mounting options for commercial fleets and law enforcement through partnerships with Gamber-Johnson and RamMounts. Other collaborations bring new features such as explosion protection for oil, gas, pharmaceutical and chemical industries with support from ECOM Instruments, portable barcode scanning from Koamtac, hand straps from Otterbox and rugged vehicle and portable keyboards from iKey.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 is MIL-STD-810 certified (military grade), ensuring that the tablet is durable enough to survive excessive pressure, temperatures, environments, vibration and drops. The Galaxy Tab Active2 offers business-rugged features such as a 1.2m anti-shock inbox protective cover, IP68 water and dust resistance and better display touch mode for gloved and wet touch. These features provide greater durability in extreme environments with a simple design and interface for one-handed input and holding.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 will be available by the end of this month in select markets, but Samsung didn’t mentioned which countries nor the prices.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 specs

DISPLAY 8.0” WXGA TFT (1280×800)
CHIPSET Samsung Exynos 7870
Octa-core 1.6GHz
LTE SUPPORT LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)
MEMORY 3GB + 16GB
microSD up to 256GB
CAMERA 8.0MP AF + 5.0MP, Flash
PORT USB 2.0 Type C, Pogo Pin
SENSORS Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz+5GHz)
Wi-Fi Direct, BT 4.2, NFC
GPS GPS + GLONASS
DIMENSION, WEIGHT 127.6 x 214.7 x 9.9mm, 415g (Wi-Fi) / 419g (LTE)
BATTERY CAPACITY 4,450mAh, User Replaceable
OS/UPGRADE Android 7.1
Durability IP68 Water and Dust Resistance,
1.2m Anti-shock with inbox protective cover,
MIL-STD-810G
Pen S Pen (IP68 Certified, 4096 Pressure Level, Air Command)
Security Knox 2.8