Samsung announces the ruggedized Galaxy Tab Active 2


The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is official. The rugged slate has been announced by Samsung Netherlands with local businesses in mind.

As rumored, the Galaxy Tab Active 2 comes with a rugged body with military-standard MIL-STD-810 certification and IP68 water and dust protection. The 8-inch 1280x800px display has a high sensitivity mode for use with gloves on.

A fingerprint scanner sits inside the home button.


SoC Samsung Exynos 7870
Storage 16GB + microSD
Display 8.0” WXGA TFT (1280×800)
Battery 4,450mAh, User Replaceable
Camera 8.0MP AF + 5.0MP, Flash
Software Android 7.1
Measurements 127.6 x 214.7 x 9.9mm, 415g


So, it won’t blow you away in the spec department, but it’s MIL-STD-810 certified for drops and shock. It’s also IP68 water-resistant like Samsung’s other recent devices. An S Pen slots into the rubber frame, so you have all the usual features that come with that including handwriting input and smart select. However, it’s not the prettiest tablet, especially with those lazy physical buttons at the bottom.