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

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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21 Comments

1. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

5. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

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

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Mehh.......

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

My gawd that thing is ugly !

4. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Lol I remember the C-Pen.

6. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

21. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 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?

7. csoulr666

Posts: 116; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

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

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

9. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

10. ventura

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 04, 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.

11. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

please samsung. just leave the waterproofing to sony.

12. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Another day, another GaLAGsy

13. talon95

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 31, 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.

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

18. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

You, are the man. + 1

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

17. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 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?

16. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

sony now laught :D

19. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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!).

20. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

so fugly, not worth it period.

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