Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active doesn’t impress with its plain looks, but can take a beating

If you were to combine the Galaxy S5 Active’s design with the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, the outcome would more or less be something like the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active tablet. The new slate is well, not all-that appealing in appearance, but that shouldn’t matter as it’s being targeted at business customers that operate in harsh environments.

If it’s great looks and high-performance that you desire in a rugged slate, then you’d better turn your attention to Sony’s latest 8-inch slate or its larger 10.1-inch sibling. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active features a ruggedized exterior which is basically an anti-covering.

Galaxy Tab Active

The Galaxy Tab Active will be able to withstand drops from a height of 1.2 meters and since it’s IP67 citified water- and dust-resistant, it’ll operate for a good amount of time underwater. The slate also comes with the company’s C Pen stylus as an alternative input method for glove wearers.

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Along with Android 4.4 KitKat, Samsung has also thrown in its KNOX mobile security and extended warranty of up to 3 years. Unlike the Galaxy Tab 4 series, the Active model will feature a removable rear panel and a user-replicable battery. NFC, LTE and other connectivity features are also onboard.

Front View

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active specs at a glance:

– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Display: 8-inch 1280 x 800 pixel TFT LCD
– Processor: 1.2GHz quad core
– Connectivity: HSPA+, LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth
– RAM: 1.5GB
– Storage: 16GB internal, 64GB expandable
– Camera: 3.1MP rear, 1.2MP front
– Battery: 4450mAh
– Dimensions: 126.2mm x 213.1mm x 9.75mm
– Weight: 393 grams

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is available in titanium green and it comes in Wi-Fi only and LTE options. No price has been provided for the tablet as yet.