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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Rugged Tablet Launched: Price, Specifications

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Samsung has launched a rugged tablet extending its portfolio. The new Galaxy Tab Active 2 has been announced for the Netherlands and will be available at EUR 500 (roughly Rs. 39,000). According to a report, the new tablet will go on sale starting end November.

Similar to other rugged tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 will come with military standard MIL-STD 810G certification and a display that supports touch with even gloves on. It also comes with dust and water resistant IP68 certification. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 tablet comes with S Pen support and also features Bixby voice assistant, which is a big highlight of the device.

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 in terms of design looks like an extended mid-range smartphone with innards suiting the price range. The tablet also comes with fingerprint scanner that’s embedded in the home button at the front. The Galaxy Tab Active 2 comes with a removable battery and supports reverse charging which means the tablet can charge others.

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For specifications, the tablet features an 8-inch TFT display with 1280×800 pixels and is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7880 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM. There’s 16GB of onboard storage with expandable storage support via microSD card. The tablet sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It runs on TouchWiz based on Android 7.1 Nougat. There’s 4450mAh battery powering the device. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB Type-C port. The company is said to launch LTE model of the tablet as well though there’s no word on the availability as of now.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2


General

Release date October 2017
Battery capacity (mAh) 4450
Removable battery No
Colours Black
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 8.00
Touchscreen No
Resolution 800×1280 pixels

Hardware

Processor octa-core
Processor make Exynos 7880
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD

Camera

Rear camera 8-megapixel
Flash No
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 7.1
Skin Samsung UX

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS No
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No