Samsung wants to trademark Galaxy Tab4 Active, water-resistant tablet in the works?

Samsung wants to trademark Galaxy Tab4 Active, water-resistant tablet in the works?
It seems that Samsung could be working on a dust- and water-resistant variation of its Galaxy Tab4 family of tablets. The giant from the Far East has applied for the "Samsung Galaxy Tab4 Active" trademark in Norway, which hints us that a water-resistant slate is at least being considered by the maker. The trademark application has been filed on April 30 and although formal checks have been performed, it is still pending.

Judging by Samsung's current flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, its ruggedized variation, the Galaxy S5 Active, and the Galaxy S4 Active from last year, such a tablet would probably come with an IP67 certification. This means that if you immerse it in a depth of 1m of water for up to 30 minutes, it will live to tell the tale.

Sony already has several dust- and water-resistant tablets – the Xperia Tablet Z and the Xperia Z2 Tablet. However, these are high-end slates, unlike the mid-range Galaxy Tab4 trio of devices that Samsung unveiled almost two months ago. Of course, Samsung could up the game of its rumored water-resistant slate and throw a more potent silicon inside the Tab4 Active.

All in all, we would take this information with a big pinch of salt, as it's highly unlikely.

Still, could Samsung's trademark application for the Galaxy Tab4 Active actually hold water? Will it be water-resistant? Only time will tell. What's your opinion on the matter?

source: Patentstyret via SamMobile


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