Samsung Galaxy tab active 2 with S pen and Bixby (Home and Voice) announced


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Following few leaks and rumors, the sequel to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active is now official. The Samsung Galaxy tab active 2 has been announced by Samsung Netherlands and will hit the retail stores from late November for the price of €500.

The highlight of the device is its rugged body with military-standard MIL-STD-810 certification and IP68 water and dust protection. The device much the active Galaxy S series of smartphones, the new tab active 2 is shock, shatter, water, and dust resistance.

Cementing previous rumors, the rugged Galaxy Tab active 2 features Bixby home, Bixby’s voice as well as an S Pen stylus – which will slot into an integrated holder on the top of the bumper case. Below the display is a physical home button which doubles as a fingerprint sensor and is flanked by two navigation button.

The rugged tablet comes with a 5-megapixel camera and 8 megapixel front and rear camera with auto-focus, runs on Android 7.1 out of the box and powered by a removable 4,450mAh removable.

Combined with the new gyroscope and geomagnetic sensors, the Tab Active offers 2 Augmented Reality capabilities (AR). For example, AR can be used in the Galaxy Tab Active 2 for training or customer conversations. This way, new employees can learn in a realistic environment without being directly exposed to the true work environment.

other specs include an 8-inch LCD display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolutions and powered by Exynos 7880 SoC with a clock speed of 1.6GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. Samsung says the display comes with improved technology for use with gloves and wet fingers.

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The device will roll out first in Europe and Latin America before heading for Asia and North America.

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