Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active is a rugged tablet for business users

Samsung may have announced its most popular products on September 3, but the company proved that it had one more mobile device hidden up its sleeve for September 4. The Galaxy Tab Active is a rugged, waterproof tablet that’s aimed at business clients who need an added element of protection.

The Galaxy Tab Active has an 8-inch, TFT LCD screen with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. The rugged tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Exynos processor alongside 1.5GB of RAM. The Active comes with 16GB of built-in storage, which is expandable up to 64GB with a MicroSD card.

Related: Samsung introduces the Galaxy Note 4

When it comes to cameras, Samsung gave the Galaxy Tab Active the most basic shooters around. The tablet has a 3.1-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash on the back, as well as a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera.

The Active’s main attraction is its durable build. The tablet doesn’t look nearly as beefy as Panasonic’s Toughpads, but it offers decent protection. The Active has an IP67 rating, making it waterproof and dust proof. Its anti-shock protective cover keeps the tablet safe even if you drop it 1.2-meters. Samsung also gave the Active an extra durable version of the S-Pen called the C-Pen, for taking notes and sharing info on the go.

Related: Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Even though the Active offers a lot of protection from the elements, it measures just 126.2 x 213.1 x 9.75 millimeters and weighs 393 grams. Samsung says its battery will last up to 10 hours.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active will be available in LTE and Wi-Fi-only models in the U.S. before end of 2014 for an unspecified price.


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