Samsung Skips Iris Scanning On Galaxy Tab Active2

“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.

Samsung Skips Iris Scanning On Galaxy Tab Active2Called 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.