As expected, Samsung on Tuesday has expanded its Galaxy Tab Active lineup with the announcement of the Galaxy Tab Active 2 rugged tablet built for businesses and professionals. The tablet device comes with the ruggedized body and also supports S-pen.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is dust and water-resistant with IP68 certification and comes with an anti-shock covering, which according to Samsung can withstand a 1.2-meter drop with the protective cover on. This new Samsung rugged tablet also has a military-standard MIL-STD-810 certification, which means that it is strong enough to survive extreme pressures, temperatures, climates, shocks, and traps.
Samsung has also included ‘S-Pen’ stylus at the top of the protective Galaxy Tab Active cover, which the company claims will provide professionals an alternative input option to fingers. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 features an 8-inch WXGA (1280×800 pixels) TFT LCD display. It packs a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 7880 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM.
The tablet boasts of an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The 16GB built-in storage on Galaxy Tab Active can be expanded via microSD card.
Connectivity options on the Galaxy Tab Active 2 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Glonass, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity. The battery should be identical to its predecessor, a 4450mAh removable and can charge connected devices.
The device also supports Bixby and will be first available in Latin America and Europe, while it is expected to be made available in Asia and North America.