1Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 Tablet Designed to Survive Rough Handling
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 tablet is for companies with employees that work outdoors, on construction sites or in environments where a standard tablet might not survive for very long. Introduced on March 20, it runs Android and comes with a rugged design that can withstand bumps, drops and water exposure. It’s also a well-equipped slate, with plenty of processing power to handle most business or industrial applications. Best of all, the Galaxy Tab Active2 is cheap enough that even companies with limited budgets can afford it. This slide show will highlight the Galaxy Tab Active2’s features that make it a reliable choice for mobile workforces that need tough tablets.
2Galaxy Tab Active2 Can Take a Beating
Samsung designed the Galaxy Tab Active2 to be able to take a beating. After passing 21 tests, the tablet achieved a MIL-STD 810G certification—which certifies a device can survive “drops, shocks and vibrations, extreme temperatures, and humidity,” according to Samsung. The Active2 also was given an IP68 rating for being water- and dust-resistant. In 5-foot-deep water, the Galaxy Tab Active2 can survive for a half hour without suffering damage to its internal components.
3Its Touchscreen Works in Harsh Conditions
The tablet’s 8-inch display is somewhat smaller than those of higher-end tablets, but the screen does boast 1,280-by-800-pixel resolution and fully supports multitouch input. Plus, it’s been enhanced with stronger sensitivity that allows even users wearing gloves to tap around the display. A Wet Touch mode enables users to use the touchscreen when it’s raining.
4Active2’s Power Is Sufficient for Most Applications
While the Galaxy Tab Active2 doesn’t boast a significant amount of power, it should be powerful enough for most use cases. The device runs on Samsung’s own 1.6GHz octa-core processor—a chip that not only can run apps available in Google Play, but also sophisticated programs that companies build themselves. A variety of tracking components, including a gyroscope and accelerometer, work alongside the processor to deliver augmented reality features.
5Galaxy Tab Active2 Ships With Adequate Memory
6Long-Lasting Batteries Can Also Be Swapped Out
7No Oreo Means Poorer Security
8Still, Security Features Abound
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active2 comes with a variety of security features, including a fingerprint sensor on the front that can be used to lock the device and safeguard data. A facial-recognition feature is also available to lock the tablet and keep intruders out of sensitive data. Plus, Samsung Knox comes built-in with the Galaxy Tab Active2 and the IT side can easily deploy policies and manage the devices with Knox Configure.
9Galaxy Tab Active2 Supports S Pen Stylus
10Tablet Comes With Both WiFi and LTE Connectivity
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active2 is available to those who want to connect via WiFi or LTE. On the WiFi side, users can connect to a variety of networks, including 802.11n and 802.11ac. For LTE users, Samsung is selling the Galaxy Tab Active2 unlocked, so it can be put on the network of the company’s choosing.
11Galaxy Tab Active2 Comes in Two Models
Samsung is selling two Galaxy Tab Active2 models: a WiFi-only option and one that can connect to networks over LTE networks. The WiFi-only option will cost $420, and the LTE version will be $520. Both versions are available now in the U.S.