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Meet the Galaxy Tab Active, Samsung's first water-resistant tablet

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Meet the Galaxy Tab Active, Samsung's first water-resistant tablet
Following yesterday’s big announcements (Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Gear VR), Samsung today announced one more new device at IFA 2014: the Galaxy Tab Active.

The Tab Active is the company’s very first dust- and water-resistant tablet (IP56-certified). However, unlike other water-resistant tablets on the market - like Sony’s Xperias - the new Samsung slate isn’t really made for regular users, but for businesses (though that will probably not stop you from buying one, should you wish to do so). The Galaxy Tab Active has a rugged look a la Galaxy S5 Active, and is protected by an anti-shock covering that can withstand drops from up to 1.2 meters. Of course, the extra protection means the Tab Active isn’t the prettiest tablet around.

Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active features an 8-inch TFT display with 800 x 1200 pixels, LTE connectivity, a stylus called C-Pen, Samsung KNOX, 1.2 MP front-facing camera, and a 3.1 MP rear camera. Furthermore, the rugged slate comes with a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 4,450 mAh user replaceable battery (for up to 10 hours of usage). The device weighs 393 grams, and measures 213.1 x 126.2 x 9.75 mm.

Samsung didn’t say exactly when the Galaxy Tab Active would be released, and neither how much it’s going to cost.


source: Samsung

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posted on 04 Sep 2014, 05:52 8

1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


This is the first time i see a tablet with user replaceable battery, with that being said the design is uninspired and looks hideous compared to the also water resistant sony tablet Z series.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 06:08

5. Phonedingo (Posts: 393; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Obviously not of the same class but the Dell venue 11 has one.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 05:56

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Mehh.......

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 05:58 1

3. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


My gawd that thing is ugly !

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 06:07

4. Phonedingo (Posts: 393; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Lol I remember the C-Pen.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 06:37 2

6. shamashu9 (Posts: 142; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


There are only two or three articles in PA about the new lumias. But when it comes to samsung, uncountable articles. There is note 4 vs blah blah, note 4 vs. Blah blah again. And so forth. Samsung much PA.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 22:26

21. hurrycanger (Posts: 1572; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Sure sure, as if Samsung midrange phones were hot on PA. Lol.
And... didn't we get a good amount of articles for the Lumia 930?

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 06:45

7. csoulr666 (Posts: 116; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


To those who the C-Pen is new, it first came alongside the S4

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 06:50

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


This thing is fugly, Sony all the way! Nice try though.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 07:04 5

9. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Lol @ the Sony fanboys.
Of course it is not pretty. It is not trying to be pretty.
Do you get mad because action movies don't have enough character depth?
Get mad because the Hummer isn't fast?

Give me a break.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 07:26 1

10. ventura (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


Samsung is regressing here. If they would have added an S Pen to the Tab S 8.4 I would have owned one by now.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 07:30 1

11. Kuroki (Posts: 88; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


please samsung. just leave the waterproofing to sony.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 08:06

12. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Another day, another GaLAGsy

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 09:14 2

13. talon95 (Posts: 585; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Can't compare this to Sony, you can't drop the Sony 1.2 meters, it's a whole new class when it's rugged. And as a rugged device it looks pretty good, not as bulky as most. Once you put a cover on the pretty Sony it will look worse than this no doubt.
Would make a perfect tractor tablet for long hours of cutting hay and combining. Farming counts as business use I'd say.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 09:32 3

15. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


That's just how the Samsung haters roll. They will attack the projects like the Galaxy zoom and this because they can't really attack the GS5 LTE A, and the Note 4 and the Tab S.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 16:58 2

18. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


You, are the man.

+ 1

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 09:27 1

14. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


This is for the HTC, Sony, and Nokia fans that enjoy their super bricks.

For everyone else you have the sleek Tab S and Tab Pro 8.4.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 10:57

17. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


samsung has you brainwashed. Samsung is the new Starbucks of america.
Want some samsung with that samsung? How about an Edge of samsung next to your samsung? samsung? anybody lose a galaxy?

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 09:33

16. dufis (Posts: 62; Member since: 27 Jun 2014)


sony now laught :D

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 16:59

19. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Wow. So much hate and its only the first few photos. At least its more physically rugged than Sony. This one looks way more durable and the back looks nice too (not to mention removable cover!).

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 21:29

20. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2118; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


so fugly, not worth it period.

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