Samsung used the IFA 2019 trade show in Berlin today as the stage to announce their new rugged tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro. Germany will also be among the first markets for it, where it will launch for €599 on October 1:
That’s for the Wi-Fi only version, but a 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro will be launched for €679 as well.
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro is a larger alternative to the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 which will be sold alongside of it, both of which are mainly tablets for the industry sector.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro is a 10.1-inch Android 9.0 Pie tablet with S Pen digitizer support. The screen is a 550 nits bright screen with a Full HD resolution display at 1920 x 1200.
Samsung’s new Tab Active Pro is powered a 2.0 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, with 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage that supports microSD card expansion up to 512GB under Android 9.0
Since this tablet will be used in lots of documentation environments, it has a 13MP rear camera and a 8MP front camera. The battery capacity is 7600 mAh, and it’s even replaceable. Communication options are WI-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB C.
It has support for Samsung DeX so that it can be used in more of a desktop mode if a mouse, keyboard, and monitor is attached to it. Other features includes physical buttons on the lower bezels, which is pretty standard on rugged tablets.
As a rugged tablet, it’s rated according to an IP68 standard of dust and waterproofing, with a further MIL-STD-810G drop-test standard, meaning that it can withstand drops from 1.2 meters.
It comes with a rugged case that also house the integrated S Pen digitizer handy on the left side of the tablet.
All of this protection adds a little weight of course, but not too much, as the weight is 653 grams, and the thickness is still 9.9mm.
– Jim Miller