Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro. The ‘rugged’ tablet is aimed at professionals who want to be productive outside the office.
We are now familiar with construction workers’ phones, but in addition to smartphones, more and more tablets are popping up that can take a beating. Samsung is therefore bringing the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro on the market, a device that should be able to withstand demanding environments (such as a construction site) easily.
“Because we are no longer tied to the office, there is an overwhelming demand for rugged, mobile and connected devices that allow you to work anywhere,” said Erik Seure, Head of Sales and Marketing B2B at Samsung Benelux.
It is striking that, despite its intended use, the tablet has still remained quite thin, with a frame of only 1.2 cm thick and a weight of 674 grams. Not only the outside can take a beating, Samsung has of course also better protected the display. According to the manufacturer, the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 should offer even better protection against scratches or greater damage. And falling from one meter shouldn’t be a problem. With the included protective cover, the Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro should be drop resistant up to 1.2 meters.
Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro: can take a beating
The tablet with integrated S Pen is IP68 rated for dust and water resistance. In fact, it would meet the military standard MIL-STD-810H, to withstand extreme conditions (such as high altitudes, temperatures, vibrations or humidity) in one piece. So, a solid scout.
Shortcut keys are super handy in an outdoor environment. Samsung has equipped the tablet with Key Mappings to be able to open the apps that you really want to have at hand with one tap. Also very practical is the possibility to adjust the touch sensitivity of the screen for the use of gloves. It is both safe and convenient not to have to take it off every time you want to use the tablet. Finally, Samsung has increased the maximum volume, so that professionals will miss important notifications less quickly, even in noisy environments.
Under the hood is a 6nm Octa-Core Processor. It is not known which chip is involved, although it will certainly suffice for work purposes. Samsung also has a large, removable battery with 7,600mAh. Finally, there is also support for 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and Dolby Atmos. The tablet will be provided with security updates and three Android upgrades for 5 years.
Price and availability
The Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro will be released on October 4. In Belgium, it is the 6 + 128 GB 5G Enterprise Edition. The suggested retail price is 829 euros.