Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Launched in India: Targets Ruggedized Tablet Market

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Meet Samsung's latest tablet: the Galaxy Tab Active, with a twist.

Samsung on Monday introduced the Galaxy Tab Active, its new ruggedized slate aimed at the enterprise market. The company showcased the Galaxy Tab Active during its Samsung Forum 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Launched in India

The Galaxy Active tablet brings Samsung in line with Panasonic, a popular name in the ruggedized tablet market. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is an 8-inch HD tablet, powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ 8026 processor with 1.5GB memory and 16GB of internal flash storage, which is expandable up to 64GB with a microSD card. It is running on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Launched in India

Anuj Jain, Senior Vice President Enterprise Business Solution, Samsung India Electronics said," Samsung‘s latest innovation, Galaxy Tab Active, is the first tablet built specifically for enterprise use."

Unlike Samsung's regular tablets, the Galaxy Tab Active is aimed at the enterprise market and so comes with a free ruggedized protective case designed to withstand drops from up to 1.2m and is water and dust resistant to IP67 certification.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Launched in India

The Galaxy Tab Active comes with Samsung's C-Pen Stylus and a removable 4,450mAh lithium polymer battery pack that is capable of delivering up to 10 hours of normal use from a single charge.

The tablet also offers Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, though there's no mention of LTE support. Samsung Galaxy Tab Active comes with a little durable version of the S-Pen called the C-Pen, for taking notes and sharing information on the go.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Launched in India

Samsung says the tablet features Samsung's Knox security technology. The tablet has a 3.1-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash on the back, as well as a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Launched in India

Samsung has revealed that the Galaxy Tab Active won't be made available in the retail market. Instead, the company will appoint a special distributer to sell the device in the Indian market. As far the device's price is concerned, Samsung Galaxy Tab Active should be made available around Rs 52,000. The device is expected to reach Indian shores by March 2015. 

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