Rugged terminals: Samsung supports intrusion forces

Samsung has been selling solid tablets and smartphones for over 10 years. The two new ns are Tab Active Pro 4 and XCover 6 Pro. (Credit: Samsung)

For more than 10 years, Samsung has been selling solid tablets and smartphones. Originally designed for all types of field workers, it is now equipped with manufacturer’s terminals French intervention forces. In 2022, the South Korean strengthened its catalog with a tablet and a smartphone, both equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chip.

If Samsung’s general range of public terminals includes laptops, tablets and smartphones, only these last two types of products appear in its robust range of terminals. The South Korean manufacturer has been offering its rugged Tab Actives (tablets) and XCover (smartphones) for field use for 10 years now. It is especially intended for intervention forces (firefighters, ambulances, police) and the military sector. He also claims to have contracts with the Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of Arms, Safran and even Tals.

Samsung’s range of rugged terminals is updated every 12-18 months at the same rate as its classic range. Like most products in its category, the supplier’s products are Mil-STD-810H1 certified, which guarantees their resistance to extreme temperatures, humidity, shocks, vibrations, and drops, and therefore work in any condition. The manufacturer’s latest rugged terminals, the XCover 6 pro smartphone and the Tab Active Pro 4 tablet, are on the market from July and September 2022, respectively. The price for the smartphone is 599 euros including taxes, and for the tablet is 769 euros including taxes.

Thanks to the integration of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G processor, which uses an ARM design that includes an 8-core Kryo 670 processor (up to 2.4 GHz) and Adreno, the two devices stand out from their predecessors as the first devices compatible with 5G. 642 L graphics card. According to the manufacturer, the arrival of 5G will allow a leap forward in terms of efficiency in the field. Terminals will allow you to use more programs, services, and quickly share larger amounts of information. What makes it easy to live stream an operation or send information about a traffic accident, etc.

Removable battery, IP68 certification and 5 years of security updates

Android-powered Tab Active Pro 4 Enterprise Edition shows up to 16 hours of autonomy on paper (with 4G internet usage). It is powered by a removable 7400 mAh battery which is a special feature of the manufacturer. If the battery is discharged, the user has the option to replace it with another one. The Tab Active Pro 4 measures 170.2 x 242.9 x 10.2 cm for a weight of 674 g and has a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. This 5G tablet is also compatible with WiFi 6 standard and equipped with Bluetooth 5.2. It also has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. IP68 certified, the Tab Active Pro 4 is dust, dirt, sand and water resistant up to 1.5 meters. 30 minutes is gentle. Programmable buttons. allow the user to run programs without unlocking the terminal. The South Korean manufacturer also guarantees up to 5 years of security updates and 3 times the upgrade of the operating system.

The Tab Active Pro 4 tablet has been available since last September for €769 including VAT. (credit: Samsung)

In turn, the XCover 6 Pro Enterprise Edition smartphone has 6 GB of RAM and 1288 GB of internal memory. Running on Android, it is equipped with Bluetooth 5.2 and compatible with WiFi 6E. Size level, this smartphone measures 168.8 x 79.9 x 9.9 cm and weighs 235 grams. Its dynamic 6.6” screen offers a resolution of 1080 x 2408 Full HD+ with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Like the Tab Active Pro 4, the XCover 6 Pro is IP68 certified and has programmable switches. Its removable 4050 mAh battery allows up to 18 hours of autonomy (using 4G internet). Samsung guarantees 4 operating system updates, 5 years of security updates and 2 years from the date of sale, as well as up to 7 years of spare parts availability.

The XCover Pro 6 smartphone has been on sale since last July at a price of 599 euros including tax. (credit: Samsung)

A range of services and accessories to support rugged terminals

The hardware in the hardened range includes the Knox military-grade security system (ANSSI certified), as well as the Enterprise Edition solution. This allows, for example, the ability to schedule OS updates and monitor a complete computer fleet. Numerous accessories, such as ergonomic cases with straps, standing stands, charging stands, cases with removable keyboards and portable barcode readers, strengthen the manufacturer’s offer.

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