Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab Active tablet for India at the Samsung Forum in Bangkok. It is the company’s first rugged Galaxy tablet with anti-shock covering that can withstand a 1.2-meter drop, with the protective cover on. It has 8.0-inch WXGA displays, powered by 1.2 quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). It is also water and dust resistant with IP67 certification. It is targeted at B2B segment in India.
Most of the specifications are similar to the Galaxy Tab4 8.0 that was unveiled back in April, but unlike the Tab4 8.0, this has a removable back cover with 4,450mAh user replaceable battery and built-in POGO pin charging. It also comes with a C-Pen stylus at the top of the protective Galaxy Tab Active cover for an alternative input. It also has Samsung KNOX for a defense-grade, comprehensive mobile security solution. It comes with 4G LTE support for India.
Commenting on the announcement, Anuj Jain, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business, Samsung India Electronics said:
Samsung is a market leader in mobile technologies and is committed to meeting evolving customer requirements for optimal performance and efficiency. Samsung’s latest innovation, Galaxy Tab Active is the first tablet built specifically for enterprise use. The device has been created basis the valuable feedback from top companies across industry verticals and Samsung’s own market insights. Galaxy Tab Active features business enhancing functionality and powerful technological capabilities allowing professionals to work without limitations in and out of the office.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active specifications
- 8.0-inch (1280 x 800 pixel) WXGA display
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Processor
- 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, microSD (up to 64GB)
- Android 4.4 (KitKat)
- 9.75mm thick and weighs 393g
- IP67 certification for dust and water resistance, Anti-shock covering
- 3.1MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash
- 1.2MP front-facing camera
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, GLONASS, NFC
- 4,450mAh (User-replaceable)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is priced at Rs. 52,000 and goes on sale in India in March, 2015. We went hands on with the rugged tablet at IFA last year, check out the video below.