Earlier today Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab Active Pro to it’s United States customers for $599.99. The rugged tablet was designed for users in a mobile workforce. Samsung said in its announcement the tablet was “purpose-built for a mobile-first world, meeting the business needs of those in harsh work environments and beyond office walls.”
The shock-resistant Galaxy Tab Active Pro includes a water and dust resistant S pen that can be used on a wet display. It also features a 10.1″ touchscreen that can be used while wearing work gloves. Additional features include:
- LTE and Wi-Fi Connectivity: Work can continue even without WiFi—an LTE version of the tablet brings added connectivity.
- High-Resolution Camera: The 13MP AF back camera and 8MP front camera make it easy to record detailed field reports or scan documents and share them with colleagues.
- mPOS Ready: A built-in NFC chip makes the tablet mPOS ready, so users can scan bar codes to perform functions such as securing payments or managing inventory.
- Google AR Core: This enables the tablet to leverage augmented reality (AR) to combine real-world and virtual environments. Services such as AR Assist can bring workers information in the field, while AR Training can improve training of new hires.
Taher Behbehani, the Head of Mobile B2B, Samsung Electronics America said,
As businesses accelerate their digital transformation, Samsung is leading the industry in defining the role of ruggedized tablets in advancing enterprise mobility. With the Galaxy Tab Active Pro, we listened to our customers, and designed a ruggedized device that delivers on high reliability, great battery life, and rock-solid security—all built into the convenience of a feature-rich, purpose-built tablet.”
According to the announcement, “The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro is now available in the U.S. through Samsung’s IT reseller partner channel (Wi-Fi version). An LTE-version will be available November 15th.” More information about the tablet and its features can be found here on Samsung’s website.