Samsung has come up with yet another experiment by introducing a military standard rugged tablet – Galaxy Tab Active 2. The second generation of rugged tablet comes almost after 3 years of its predecessor Galaxy Tab Active.


The newest product comes with all the corresponding certifications for a rugged device. There is the pretty standard IP68 water and dust-resistance feature along with the military-grade MIL-STD-810 certification. Samsung claims the design can withstand drops from as high as 1.2 meters.

Samsung has fixed an 8-inch TFT LCD display at the front with 1280 x 800 resolution and up to 480 nits of brightness. The tablet brings high sensitivity for use with gloves, as well as S Pen support, with a slot at the top. For added security, a fingerprint scanner sits underneath the home button.

We find an octa-core Exynos 7870 processor under the hood along with a regular combo of 3 GB RAM and 16 GB of expandable storage. On the camera front, Galaxy Tab Active 2 incorporates an 8 MP camera at the back with LED Flash and a 5 MP camera on the front.


The OS running here is Android 7.1.1 Nougat with a software update coming soon. For connectivity, you get a POGO pin connector for accessories such as barcode readers, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. There will be optional LTE versions on retail, too.

Most importantly, Samsung has ensured a powerful battery backup with huge 4,450 mAh battery, which is surprisingly a removable one.

Price and Availability

Samsung has revealed the availability of Tab Active 2 in Europe starting from early November having price tag of €500 (~PKR 62,000). There is no news of showcasing the tablet in other countries and regions at the moment. Keep visiting these pages to follow the story in coming days.