Samsung's Rugged Galaxy Tab Active 2 Now Available In The US

The Galaxy Tab Active 2 is the latest Android-powered tablet to come from Samsung, and from today it is available to buy in the US. This is a tablet that was first announced in October, 2017, and since then has become gradually available in a number of markets with the US now confirmed as the latest. While this is an Android tablet, it is not a typical Android tablet. At least, not one consumers will be more familiar with when it comes to Samsung's premium tablet line as the Galaxy Tab Active 2 is purpose-designed for the enterprise and industry sectors. Making this a prime candidate for those businesses and organizations who are on the lookout for a rugged and durable tablet for their mobile workforce.

As to be expected with a rugged tablet the Galaxy Tab Active 2 is both MIL-STD-810-certified and IP68-rated. Resulting in a device that is usable in various conditions including those where excessive pressure or temperature variations are present, as well as being protected from water and dust encounters. Some of the other notable features include an LTE version for those who need to be connected while on-the-go, a display that is touch-responsive when wearing gloves, facial recognition software, and a compatible S Pen which has also been designed to be more rugged - thanks to its own IP68 certification. Likewise, the Galaxy Tab Active 2 also features Samsung KNOX support, as well as compatibility with “an ecosystem of applications and accessories” beneficial to businesses. Adding to its industry-focus Samsung has also made available a number of accessories designed to improve the tablet's use in factories, by retailers, emergency services, and more.

Its more common numbers include an 8-inch display along with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. As well as 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, and an octa-core processor. Cameras come in the form of an 8-megapixel rear camera coupled with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Additional features include microSD card support (up to 256GB), a 4,450 mAh removable battery, a fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2, and Android 7.1 (Nougat). At present, while Samsung has now officially announced availability it has not confirmed pricing with interested customers expected to contact Samsung for pricing details through the link below.

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