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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