Samsung presents the Galaxy Tab Active2, a rugged smartphone that can extensively serve as a business tablet. It has such resilient features that make it equally efficient in both normal and extremely adverse conditions.

The second edition of the Galaxy Tab Active majorly aims to serve users in industrial areas like – logistics, production, outdoor applications – that need convenient communication. To make this happen, the device features both the traditional consumer conveniences and a sheer ruggedness of a powerful device – ultimately presenting a robust mobile.

Samsung Galaxy Active2 StylusPrimary features

The Galaxy Tab Active2 has the following primary features, making it convenient for daily use:

  • 3GB RAM, 16GB storage (expansion up to 256GB via card), and 64-bit 1.6 GHz octa-core processor
  • 8-inch display (touchscreen can be accessed even wearing gloves), 1,280x800p resolution, packing Exynos 7870 chipset
  • 8MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, and 5MP front camera
  • A removable battery of 4450mAh with the reverse charging ability (i.e. the tablet is able to provide charge to other mobiles or devices)
  • It runs the Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Includes the fingerprint scanner at the front
  • Connectivity options are – BlueTooth, USB Type-C, and Wi-Fi

Robustness of Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2

The robustness can be compared to that of the US military standard, where the set provides reliability in extremely difficult conditions. Its slip-proof design has the US military standard MIL-STD-810G certification for justifying this. There is a Protective Cover + available with the phone, which gives it the endurance to withstand a fall of about 1.2 meters.

The IP68 certification further makes water resistant (tested for 30 minutes by an immerse into a clear water depth of 1.5m) and dust resistant. Additionally, the battery has compatibility with its predecessor model. This means you can reuse the already purchased batteries for the successor.


Samsung joined hands with several partners like IBM Maximo (helping on asset and work management through procedural actions) for enhancing the performance of the Active2. The multi-window interface, biometric authentication, and the S-Pen commands – together are the asset features.

S-Pen and Bixby Voice Assistant

These are the signature Samsung highlights of the device. The S Pen optimizes business usage with IP68 certification, providing the precise interface. It can be used while wearing gloves as well, for the sophisticated pressure intensity (4,096 pressure stages) of the built. The commands lead you to access vital apps at your convenience.

The presence of the Bixby voice assistant invites more perfection in the mix. Additionally, the POGO pin connector lets you charge the device without another USB connection.

Other useful features

The presence of the NFC device coupling lets users enjoy wireless data transmission. Furthermore, the Active2 is able to perform AR (augmented reality) functions.

The biometric authentication provides ‘industry-wide data security’ to the enterprises. The multi-layer security platform called Samsung Knox, with its 2.8 version gives the device more strength in the protection of sensitive data.


The Galaxy Tab Active2 is available for 479 Euros from mid-November in the European market, probably starting with Netherlands. It might price between $500 to $600 for the American market and isn’t confirmed yet. You can pick your model from specialist trade and certainly selected service providers of mobiles.