Samsung’s Galaxy XCover 6 Pro and Tab Active 4 Pro are built to last

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While you can spend extra cash to wrap your expensive flagship phone in a rugged case, you’re still risking a valuable asset.

Samsung makes rugged, lightweight and purpose-built products for field workers, and on Friday Samsung announced its latest smartphone and tablet to help you get your work done outside of the office.

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

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Samsung also announced this Active4 Pro tab Tablet that can connect via Wi-Fi or even 5G, with S Pen support and many other features. It’s a device you can use in your business for years thanks to the promise of three operating system updates and five years of security updates. It is available now at a price of $649.

Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro

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

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Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro

A rugged phone that still looks good.

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As expected, with an IP68 and MIL-STD-810H rating, the XCover6 Pro is built to withstand the elements. Two programmable buttons are available for your most frequently used business functions such as mPOS or PTT. Samsung DeX support is also provided, allowing the XCover6 Pro to serve as the brains behind a larger display experience while retaining Samsung Knox security profiles on the phone.

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Improved volume, glove support, and the custom buttons all help make the phone useful for first responders and frontline workers. The XCover6 Pro will be available in the US on October 20th 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 stated:

We designed the Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro for frontline and field workers—including the unique challenges they face on the job. With durable, water-resistant designs, swappable batteries, and 5G connectivity capabilities, these devices help frontline and field workers get work done from anywhere they’re connected, whether they’re on their feet, in trucks, or in stores.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro

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

The Tab Active4 Pro starts with Android 12 and has a fairly slim design at 242.9 by 170.2 by 10.2 millimeters 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, while a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera capture the content you want.

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The Tab Active4 Pro also has an IP68 rating with MIL-STD-810H anti-shock rating. A seven-pin POGO connector on the rear panel lets you connect various accessories to get the job done in the field. An integrated S Pen and glove mount help you interact with the tablet in different work environments. You can even use the tablet without the battery installed if you have a power-on connection. 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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