Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Tab Active4 Pro: Samsung rugged devices help you get the job done

Work with gloves and the S Pen.

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While you can spend the extra money wrapping your expensive flagship phone in a sturdy case, you’re still risking a valuable resource.

Samsung makes products that are durable, lightweight and specially designed for field work, and on Friday announced its latest smartphone and tablet designed to help you get the job done outside the office.

the Galaxy XCover6 Pro is the latest Samsung smartphone created for frontline workers. In the past, it was common to see mid-range specs in phones made for business use, so it’s refreshing to see Samsung release a phone made for the modern worker with the promise of four Android OS updates.

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Samsung also announced the Active4 Pro card tablet that can connect via Wi-Fi or even 5G, with S Pen support and many other features. It’s a device you can commit to using with your business for years thanks to the promise of three OS updates and five years of security updates. It’s available now, starting at a price of $ 649.

Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro

the Galaxy XCover6 Pro the smartphone is a fairly stylish rugged device with a thickness of only 9.9mm. Within that sleek form factor we find a 4,050mAh removable battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, and a 50MP main camera. It uses Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Plus and a 6.6-inch Infinity-V LCD display, with a side fingerprint sensor. It’s also nice to see a 3.5mm headphone jack. The replaceable battery is a rare find in 2022 and something that helps ensure you can use the device for years.

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Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro

A rugged phone that still looks good.


As expected, the XCover6 Pro is built to withstand the elements, with IP68 and MIL-STD-810H ratings. There are two programmable keys for the most used business function, such as mPOS or PTT. Samsung DeX support is also provided so that XCover6 Pro can act as the brains behind a broader viewing experience by keeping Samsung Knox security profiles on the phone.

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Improved volume, glove support and custom buttons help make the phone useful for first responders and frontline operators. The XCover6 Pro will be available in the US on October 10, 20 through select carriers, starting at $ 599.99, with later availability directly through Samsung and through other partners.

Chris Balcik, Vice President and Head of Mobile B2B at Samsung Electronics America, said:

We created the Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro with frontline and field workers in mind, including the unique challenges they face on the job. With durable, water-resistant designs, replaceable batteries and 5G connectivity capabilities, these devices help frontline and field workers get work done wherever there is a connection, whether standing, on trucks or in shops.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro

the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro is available with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage with a microSD card for additional storage needs. The 64GB Wi-Fi model costs $ 649 and the 128GB model costs $ 709. A model with 5G support is available for an additional $ 110.

The Tab Active4 Pro launches with Android 12 and has a fairly slim design at 242.9 by 170.2 by 10.2mm and 674 grams. It has a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. A 7,600mAh battery keeps the tablet powered on while a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera capture the content you need.

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The Tab Active4 Pro also has an IP68 rating with MIL-STD-810H anti-shock rating. A seven-pin POGO connection on the back allows you to connect to various accessories for field work. An integrated S Pen and glove holder help you interact with the tablet in different work environments. You can also use the tablet with no battery installed when you have a connection to turn it on. Samsung DeX is also supported, but unlike the XCover6 Pro phone, you can use the DeX desktop interface directly on the tablet itself.

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