Galaxy Tab Active

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 8-inch Tablet with IP67 Rating Announced at IFA 2014 – Details

Maintaining its trend, Samsung announced the new Note 4 phablet with a surprising Note Edge sporting a curved display during the on-going IFA Expo event in Berlin. But that was not the stop to its IFA journey as company has also announced a new tablet which is dubbed as Galaxy Tab Active. The device boasts Samsung’s Knox security program and is aimed at enterprise and the people who like to bring their tablets into the wilderness.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active The most interesting thing to note about this tablet is the 10 hours of continuous usage time as the detachable battery has a 4450mAh capacity and a body designed for tough work. The new Galaxy Tab Active comes with an 8-inch WXVGA (1280 x 800) LCD display and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad-core (unspecified chipset) processor.

It will be running on Samsung’s TouchWiz interface on top of Android 4.4 Kitkat OS, while this UI is familiar and doesn’t need much explanation, but company has introduced variant of its S-pen in the form of C-Pen, which is a more tougher version of the standard stylus that is included on a Note family of phones.

On the storage front, the device will pack 1.5GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card slot. In the camera department, the device sports an 3.1MP shooter that sits out on back of the device as it is intended for business purpose than taking the dazzling images, as bar code scanner is touted by company. At front, the device has an average 1.2MP snapper which can take decent selfies or used for video conferencing. For connectivity, the device offers various set of features like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, and GPS/GLONASS. Its dimensions are 126.2 x 213.1 x 9.75mm, while its weighs 393 grams.

Company claims that this device can withstand a 1.2-meter (approx. 4 feet) drop as it has a protective coating, which gets much tougher when stuffed inside the custom protective cover. It touts the water resistance as well as dust resistance since the device is IP67 certified.

The pricing and availability for Galaxy Tab Active is not yet clear, but it is known that the device will be coming in two different variants, Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and LTE support with only 16GB internal storage, as it will be available in only one color, Titanium Green.

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