Samsung added another device to its “Active” series of rugged portable gadgets dubbed as the Galaxy Tab Active 2. The new Samsung Tab confirms to military-standard MIL-STD-810 for toughness and IP68 water resistant certification. Or in other words, it has been designed to survive high pressure, heat, minor drops and rough handling and extreme climate. You can also use it while wearing gloves or with wet fingers
On the hardware front, the Galaxy Tab Active 2 includes an 8-inch 1280 x 800-pixel display and is powered by 1.6GHz Exynos 7880 octa-core processor paired with 3GB RAM and 16GB storage. The tablet also has a dedicated microSD card slot for secondary storage. The chipset configuration isn’t much and isn’t befitting the price either, but Samsung believes that it should be good enough for the target audience.
The Galaxy Tab Active 2 also comes with a bundled S Pen and includes support for both Bixby home and Bixby Voice. The home button on the front also integrates a fingerprint sensor. Samsung says that it’s using a newly improved version of the fingerprint sensor for the tablet.
For photography, you will find a 16MP rear and a 5MP front camera onboard. The 4450mAh battery powering it is removable, which means you have the option of carrying a spare one with you, and can also be used for charging other devices.
The tablet will be available in two variants, one with only WiFi and the other with WiFi and 4G connectivity. The 4G variant will be available in Netherlands in late November for €500. The tab will initially be available in Europe and Latin America but is expected to be introduced in Asia and North America later.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Specifications
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2|
|Display||8-inch 1280 x 800 LCD Display|
|Processor||1.6-GHz octa-core Exynos 7880|
|Camera||16MP rear and 5MP front cameras|
|Internal Memory||16GB, expandable|
|Price||500 Euros for the 4G variant|