“The Galaxy Tab Active2 does feature a fingerprint sensor, however…”
Samsung has announced a new tablet device aimed at businesses in need of rugged hardware.
Called the Galaxy Tab Active2, it features an 8″ WXGA TFT display and support for Samsung’s S Pen stylus. It runs on a Samsung Exynos 7870 processor and Android 7.1 operating software, and it supports LTE and USB-C connectivity.
The real star of the show, however, is its durability. The device is MIL-STD-810 certified, which means it “is durable enough to survive excessive pressure, temperatures, environments, vibration and drops,” according to a statement announcing the device. It also comes equipped with a 1.2m anti-shock casing, and both the tablet and its S Pen stylus support IP68-rated water and dust resistance.
Notably, it doesn’t feature an iris scanning capability. Samsung has been pioneering mobile iris biometrics with its flagship devices – this year’s S8 and Note8 smartphones – but the company evidently isn’t ready to invest in the technology across its entire mobile product line. The Galaxy Tab Active2 does feature a fingerprint sensor, however – a feature that is now standard on today’s premium smartphones, if not tomorrow’s.