09.22.22 / Enterprise Mobility

Samsung Brings the Rugged Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro to the U.S.

Talking Points

  • Samsung expanded its rugged portfolio in the U.S., announcing market availability for the Galaxy XCover6 Pro smartphone and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro tablet.
  • The Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro are the first devices in their respective series to support the 5G wireless network, making it possible to work from anywhere there is a signal.
  • “We built 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.” - Chris Balcik

The sleek, durable and secure Galaxy XCover6 Pro smartphone and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro tablet empower frontline and field workers with the versatility to do more wherever the job takes them

 

Samsung Electronics America today expanded its rugged portfolio in the U.S., announcing market availability for its Galaxy XCover6 Pro smartphone and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro tablet. These purposefully engineered, enterprise-ready mobile devices are powerful enough to support today’s most demanding businesses. Both devices deliver enhanced mobility with 5G connectivityi, strong performance, end-to-end security, a replaceable battery and ruggedized durability to help employees get more done, even in tough work environments.

“We built 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,” said Chris Balcik, Vice President and Head of Mobile B2B at Samsung Electronics America. “With durable, water-resistant designs, replaceable batteries and 5G connectivity capabilities, these devices help frontline and field workers get the job done from anywhere there’s a connection, whether they’re on their feet, in trucks or at stores.”

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Tough, Light and Ready for Work

The Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro are built for harsh environments. They are both MIL-STD-810Hii compliant to withstand extreme altitudes, temperatures, vibration and humidity. As an added layer of protection, the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro — including its integrated S Pen — and the Galaxy XCover6 Pro are IP68iii rated for dust and water resistance. The Galaxy XCover6 Pro display incorporates Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus®+, providing scratch and damage resistance, and it can withstand drops of up to 1.5miv. The Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro is built with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 and can endure drops of up to 1m, or 1.2mv when using the included protective cover.

Tough enough for even the most demanding work environments, the Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro are stunning with slim and lightweight frames. The Galaxy XCover6 Pro measures 9.9mm thin and weighs 235g, while the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro measures 10.2mm thinvi and weighs 674gvii. Both devices are highly portable for use outside the office, on the sales floor or out in the field.

The Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro are the first devices in their respective series to support the 5G wireless network, making it possible to work from anywhere there is a signal.

Versatile Tools for Frontline Workers

The Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro are designed to make the jobs of frontline and field workers easier and include several features tailored to unique work environments. Key mapping allows companies to programviii device keys based on their needs to quickly launch business-critical or commonly used apps with the press of a button. For example, construction workers and emergency service responders can use the keys to turn on a walkie-talkie function through push-to-talkix.

For workers who may find themselves in environments where glovesx are required, Touch Sensitivityxi settings can be adjusted to increase the screen’s receptiveness. Enhancements for touch in wet environments make the devices easier to use when a worker’s hand is damp in rainy conditions, or with safety or medical gloves on.

To help field workers hear device sounds in the field, the Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro offer a significant increase in maximum volumexii. That means workers can hear important notifications loud and clear even in a busy hospital ward or a noisy construction site.

“With the digitization of workflows for frontline and field workers, there’s an increasing need for rugged devices in multiple verticals including manufacturing, transportation, public safety and retail,” said Bryan Bassett, Research Manager, Enterprise Mobility at IDC. “We’ve seen strong market traction for Samsung’s rugged devices with enterprises looking to deploy competitively priced rugged mobile devices for reliable communication and access to mobile business applications. Samsung’s rugged offerings, including its new Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro, successfully bridge the gap between industrial ultra-rugged devices and consumer-grade devices, making them durable enough to withstand a number of challenging environments while still providing a familiar and approachable end-user experience for frontline and field workers.”

Built To Support Today’s Modern Mobile Enterprise

Ruggedized on the outside and sophisticated within, the Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro feature the best of Samsung’s industry-leading software and powerful hardware. The intuitive One UIxiii mobile experience enables each device to offer a more personalized experience, while the 6nm Octa-Core advanced processors on both devices keep employees connected and highly productive with faster processing speeds.

The Galaxy XCover6 Pro comes with 128GB of storage, while the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro offers either 64GB or 128GB out of the box. Both devices provide expandable storage of up to 1TB with an optional microSD card,xiv so workers can keep all important files locally on their devices.

Employees can rely on fast speeds and low latency on both devices to stay connected when it matters most. The Galaxy XCover6 Pro comes with 5G and Wi-Fi 6Exv connectivity, while the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro comes with built-in Sub6 5G and Wi-Fi 6xvi. Additionally, the Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro are ready to support CBRSxvii (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) for private network service, so businesses can use their own reliable and scalable networks.

Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro feature near-field communication (NFC) and mobile Knox Platform for POSxviii (Point of Sale), which make them particularly powerful tools for retail businesses. Whether mounted at a cash register or used as a portable point of sale, both devices can keep customers happy by enabling faster and easier checkout. And with Knox Capturexix, the Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro can function as enterprise-grade barcode scanners for real-time tracking and checking of inventory. They can also be used with hands-free scanning accessories for use while mounted to a forklift.

Never worry about losing power at a critical moment — both devices feature a replaceablexx battery and Pogoxxi fast-chargingxxii. And with No Battery Modexxiii on the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro, the tablet can be used continuously at a kiosk or in a vehicle without a battery while preventing depleted battery health, even in high-temperature environments.

For workers who need PC-like productivity out in the field or in a vehicle, both devices support Samsung DeXxxiv. This enables a user to connectxxx their device to an external display, keyboard and in-vehicle mounting solutions to enjoy a PC-like experience when managing workers’ schedules and generating reports. The Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro can be used in Standalone Mode to emulate a desktop interface on the tablet. For an enhanced PC-like experience, each device can be mounted to an mPOS docking solution with DeX Mode to turn into an ad-hoc checkout station in retail stores.

Tough on the Inside with Integrated, Real-Time Security Protection

With the increase in mobile workforces, security has never been more critical. That is why Samsung offers Knox Suite, an all-in-one platform that makes it easier for IT teams to configure, secure, manage and analyze devices — whether it be a single device or a whole fleet. Samsung’s defense-grade security platform, Samsung Knox, protects the Galaxy XCover6 Pro and the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro with fully integrated hardware and software protections. From the chip up, the platform delivers end-to-end and real-time protection against growing threats facing the modern workforce.

Additionally, the Galaxy XCover6 Pro provides facial recognition and fingerprint biometric security support that ensures the intended user is the only one able to access the device. Security updates are provided for up to five years, while four additional One UI and OS upgradesxxvi are provided after the initial global launch.

The Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro is offered as an Enterprise Edition, making it enterprise-ready out of the box and ensuring extended security support and business continuity. This includes one year of Samsung Knox Suite, an extended three-year life cycle, and Android 12 at launch with three OS updates. It also provides five years of security maintenance releases – monthly for four years and quarterly for one year.

Businesses can further protect their investments with Samsung Care+ for Business – a protection service that safeguards devices against accidental physical and liquid damages.

Create Complete Solutions with Samsung’s Partner Ecosystem

The Galaxy XCover6 Pro and the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro are part of a rich system of partner software and hardware integrations that can be used to develop complete solutions for businesses in industries such as distribution, hospitality, logistics, manufacturing, public sector, retail, transportation and utilities.

Samsung’s proven partner ecosystem can be leveraged to enhance out-of-box features and enable advanced use cases such as a programmable key for access to real-time information and communication, tap-to-pay functionality and hands-free scanning. Additionally, Samsung has an in-house and third-party partner accessories ecosystem to make sure the devices keep pace with workers throughout the day, ranging from multi-slot battery chargers to cradles and headsetsxxvii.

Availability

The Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro is available starting today in the U.S., through www.samsung.com/business, Amazon Business, and Samsung’s tier one and two IT channel partners. Pricing for the new tablet begins at $649 USDxxviiii.

The Galaxy XCover6 Pro will be available in the U.S. on October 20, 2022, through select carriers. Starting later in the month, it will be also offered through www.samsung.com/business, www.samsung.com, Amazon Business,  IT channel partners and additional carriers.

For more information about Samsung’s latest Galaxy devices, please visit www.samsung.com/business.

Galaxy XCover6 Pro Spec

SpecificationsGalaxy XCover6 Pro
Operating SystemAndroid 12
OS Updates4 OS Updates
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 778G
ProcessorOcta Core (4x2.4 GHz, 4x1.8 GHz)
Memory (RAM)xxix6GB
Memory Storagexxx128GB
Memory (External / MicroSD Capacity)xivMicroSD (Up to 1TB)
Display Screen Sizexxxi6.6"
Display TypeFHD+ TFT LCD Infinity-V
Display Resolution1080 x 2408
Earphone Jack3.5mm
Fingerprint (side mounted)Side Sensor Fingerprint
CameraRearMain Camera50MP F1.8, AF
Ultra Wide Camera8MP F2.2
FrontMain13MP F2.2
USB / USB PortUSB-C 3.2
Networki5G, Sub-6
Wi-FixvWi-Fi 6E
NFCmPOS ready
Bluetooth5.2
SIM Slot TypeNano-SIM, microSD
Durabilityii,iiiIP68, MIL-STD-810H
Batteryxx4050mAh (Replaceable)
Fast ChargingxxiFast Pogo Charging, 140 minutes
Use TimexxxiiUp to 18 Hours
Samsung Knox SupportYes
Samsung DeX SupportYes
Dimensions (H x W x D)6.6" x 3.1" x 0.4" (168.8 x 79.9 x 9.9mm)
Weight8.5 oz. (240g)
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Other2 x 2 MIMO, Gorilla Glass Victus+, CBRS

Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro Pro Spec

SpecificationsTab Active4 Pro (Wi-Fi)Tab Active4 Pro (LTE): Supports Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile
Part NumbersSM-T630NZKAN20 (4GB + 64GB)SM-T638UZKAN14 (4GB + 64GB)
SM-T630NZKEN20 (6GB + 128GB)SM-T638UZKEN14 (6GB + 128GB)
Enterprise Edition15Yes, Includes 1 Year of Knox Suite, 3 OS Updates, and 5 Years of Security Maintenance ReleasesYes (1 Year Knox Suite included) + 5 Year Security Maintenance Release
Operating SystemAndroid 12Android 12
CPUQualcomm SM7325Qualcomm SM7325
ProcessorOcta Core (2.4Ghz / 1.8Ghz)Octa Core (2.4Ghz / 1.8Ghz)
S PeniiiIP68 (Included)IP68 (Included)
Samsung DeXxxiv, xxvWireless DeX, Standalone DeXWireless DeX, Standalone DeX
MemoryXXIX, XXX4GB + 64GB / 6GB + 128GB4GB + 64GB / 6GB + 128GB
External Memoryxiv1 TB1 TB
Display Screen Size10.1"10.1"
Display TypeWUXGAWUXGA
Display Resolution1920 x 12001920 x 1200
Viewability550 nits550 nits
Speakers / Headphone OutYes / 3.5mmYes / 3.5mm
Camera13MP AF + 8MP13MP AF + 8MP
USB/USB PortType-C USB 3.2 / Fast ChargingType C USB 3.2 / Fast Charging
Connectivityi, xvWi-Fi 65G + Wi-Fi 6
SIM SupportN/ADual SIM (available after MR)
Wi-Fi 6xvSupportedSupported
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes
BluetoothBT 5.2 BLEBT 5.2 BLE
Battery Capacityxx, xxxii,xxxiii7,600 mAh replaceable + No battery mode7,600 mAh replaceable + No battery mode
MIL-STDiiMIL-STD 810HMIL-STD 810H
Anti ShockiiDevice with Cover: 1.2mDevice with Cover: 1.2m
IP RatingiiiDevice and S Pen: IP68Device and S Pen: IP68
Physical ButtonsviiiFront: Home, Back, Menu / Side: Volume, Power, ProgrammableFront: Home, Back, Menu / Side: Volume, Power, Programmable
Carrier*N/AVerizon, AT&T, T-Mobile
Wi-Fi/Bands802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
NFC Support**mPOS ReadymPOS Ready
Google ARCoreYesYes
Dimensions (H x W x D)9.56" x 6.7" x 0.4"9.56" x 6.7" x 0.4"
Weight1.49 lbs. (device) / 1.82 lbs. (with case)1.49 lbs. (device) / 1.82 lbs. (with case)
Other2 x 2 MIMO, GPS Dual Band (L1/L5), Gorilla Glass5, CBRS, FirstNet Certified2 x 2 MIMO, GPS Dual Band (L1/L5), Gorilla Glass5, CBRS, FirstNet Certified
*LTE functionality is available from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile and requires a monthly plan that cannot be purchased through Samsung. Wi-Fi 6 and MIMO support coverage may differ depending on environment and coverage.
** mPOS functions as intended with NFC-enabled contactless credit cards only and compatible back-end processing systems.
5G network connection available in select markets. Download and streaming speeds may vary based on market, carrier, content provider, server connection and user environment. Check with your carrier for availability and details.
ii MIL-STD-810H Certification: Altitude, Humidity, Immersion, Salt Fog, Dust, Vibration, Drop, etc. MIL-STD-810H is a standardized form of testing designed by the U.S. Military to accurately assess device limitations.
iii IP68 rating: Water resistant in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes and protected from dust, dirt and sand. Rinse residue/dry after wet. Not advised for beach or pool use.
iv Based on internal laboratory test results.
Based on internal laboratory test results.
vi Device thickness of 10.2mm does not include the frame of the main screen.
vii 674g is for Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro device only. Weight including inbox protective cover and S Pen is 833g.
viii Key mapping support may vary by app. Programmable keys are available for select functions; certain apps may not be remapped.
ix Push-to-talk may require app purchase for use. Push-to-talk may require app remapping to programmable key to use full feature.
Tested under internal lab conditions. Touch responsive to leather gloves thinner than 2mm or less in thickness. Underwater touch is not available. Touch-responsiveness may vary depending on the material and thickness of gloves as well as other environmental conditions.
xi Touch Sensitivity increases responsiveness for leather gloves thinner than 2mm or less in thickness, based on internal laboratory test results. The device can be used in wet environments, but not fully submerged under water. Underwater touch is not available. Touch-responsiveness may vary depending on the material and thickness of gloves as well as other environmental conditions.
xii Enhanced speaker volume compared to Galaxy XCover Pro and Galaxy Tab Active Pro. Enhanced speaker volume support only available for apps based on VoIP. To increase speaker volume, go to Settings – Sound & Vibration – Volume – Increase Speaker Volume for Voice Apps.
xiii Availability of One UI features, apps and services may vary depending on One UI version, OS version and market.
xiv MicroSD card sold separately.
xv Wi-Fi 6E network availability may vary by market, network provider and user environment. Requires optimal connection. Will require a Wi-Fi 6E router.
xvi Requires optimal connection. Availability and actual speeds for 5G and Wi-Fi 6 network may vary depending on market, carrier, content provider, server connection and user environment. Check with your local carrier or service provider for availability and details.
xvii Available in the U.S. only.
xviii Knox Platform for POS requires separate solution integration and may require license purchase for use. Availability may vary by market, model or payment solution.
xix Knox Capture requires separate app installation and license purchase for use. Availability may vary by market and model. Barcode scanning may require app remapping to programmable key to use full feature.
xx Extra replaceable battery sold separately. Only Samsung certified products are compatible for use.
xxi Pogo charger sold separately.
xxii Fast charging requires a power adapter providing electric power of 15W or above. Fast charge power adapter may not be provided in the box (and sold separately) depending on market.
xxiii No Battery Mode needs to be turned on and requires a dedicated USB Type-C power source accessory supporting 9V and 2.3A or above and PD 2.0 or above. No Battery Mode limits device CPU performance when enabled and reduces maximum volume, display brightness, etc., when enabled.
xxiv Samsung DeX works with most apps. Some apps may require a separate license (purchased separately), or may be unavailable due to partner requests.
xxv Samsung DeX wired connection is available via HDMI compatible display. Wireless connection is available on Smart TVs that support Phone Screen mirroring only. For optimal experience, use on Samsung Smart TVs launched in 2019 or later.
xxvi Availability and timing of Android OS upgrades and features may vary by market.
xxvii Accessories sold separately. Availability may vary by market.
xxviii Price is for the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro 4+64GB (Wi-Fi) Black model.
xxix Total amount of available memory may be less based on configuration.
xxx Portion of storage occupied by existing content.
xxxi Measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
xxxii Based on average battery life under typical usage conditions. Average expected performance based on typical use. Actual battery life depends on factors such as network, features selected, frequency of calls, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns. Results may vary.
xxxiii No Battery mode is an optional battery safety feature developed to enable Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro to operate without battery, and with fixed and continuous power supplied. Not all use cases are recommended or advised.

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