Samsung XCover 6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro

The durable Samsung smartphone and tablet is coming to the US

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro and Galaxy XCover 6 Pro are rugged devices built for front-line workers, businesses, and those who work outdoors.


Samsung It’s bringing two new rugged devices to the US – the Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro and the Galaxy XCover6 Pro. While Samsung may have just launched its first rugged smartwatch in the form of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, it’s been making rugged phones and tablets for years. Many people will remember the now-defunct Galaxy S Active smartphones that were powerful variants of the Galaxy S flagship.


Galaxy S Active phones feature a metal frame, reinforced corners, shock-resistant screen, IP68 dust and water resistance rating, and MIL-STD-810G certification. The phones were sold exclusively by AT&T in the US Unfortunately, Samsung discontinued the series after launching the Galaxy S8 Active in 2017, but kept the XCover series as an alternative.

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The Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro was first announced in August while the XCover 6 Pro was revealed in June. Samsung had previously confirmed that the tablet would get a launch in the US, and now it Available For purchase in the US via Samsung Business, Samsung.com, Amazon Business, and Samsung’s Tier 1 and Tier 2 IT channel partners. The rugged tablet starts at $649. On the other hand, the Galaxy XCover 6 Pro will be available from October 20 through select carriers and the above-mentioned channels. Samsung has not revealed the price of the smartphone yet.


Designed for field workers

Galaxy XCover 6 Pro has a 6.6-inch FHD+ LCD display with Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection. It is powered by the Snapdragon 778G processor and comes in a 6GB+128GB single storage configuration. There is also a microSD card slot so users can add up to 1TB of storage. It has a 50MP f/1.8 main camera paired with an 8MP ultra-wide camera, while a 13MP camera is on the front. The phone has an IP68 dust and water resistance rating and is MIL-STD-810H compliant. For connectivity, it has a USB-C 3.2 port, 6GHz 5GHz, Wi-Fi 6E, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.2. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a headphone jack. Unlike other Samsung phones, the Galaxy XCover 6 Pro’s 4,050mAh battery is replaceable and users can charge via the USB-C port or POGO pins. Samsung ships it with Android 12 and promises that it will receive four upgrades to the operating system.

The Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro has a 10.1-inch LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 5, an unnamed octa-core processor, up to 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of expandable storage. It has a single 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. It also has a 7600mAh removable battery and charges via USB-C and POGO pins. What is more interesting is that it can be connected directly to a power source without having a battery inside. There’s NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6 and 6GHz sub 5G for connectivity. Samsung will offer it in Wi-Fi and 5G variants, with the latter supporting dual SIM. It will also run Android 12 out of the box and comes with the S Pen which has an IP68 rating like the tablet.

Both devices have some common features such as increased touch sensitivity, glove support, and improved speakers. SamsungThe rugged devices can act as a mobile point of sale (mPOS) and support CBRS (Citizen Broadband Radio Service) so businesses can use them for private network service.

source: Samsung

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