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

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While you can spend extra money packing your expensive flagship phone in a robust case you still risk a valuable asset.

Samsung makes tough, light and purposefully designed products for field work, and Friday announced its latest smartphone and tablet designed to help you get work done outside of the office.

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

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Samsung also announced the 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 with your business for years to come, thanks to the promise of three OS updates and five years of security updates. It is available now, starting at a price of $649.

Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro

The Galaxy XCover6 Pro smartphone is a fairly slim, robust device with a thickness of only 9.9 mm. In that slim form factor we find a removable battery from 4,050 mAh, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB 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 fingerprint sensor on the side. It’s also nice to see a 3.5mm headphone jack. The replaceable battery is a rare find in 2022 and something that will ensure you can use the device for years to come.

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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. Two programmable keys are available for your most commonly used business function, such as mPOS or PTT. Samsung DeX support is also provided so the XCover6 Pro can serve as the brains behind a greater display experience while preserving Samsung Knox security profiles on the phone.

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

Chris Balcik, vice president and head of Mobile B2B at Samsung Electronics America, said:

We built the Galaxy XCover6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro with frontline and field workers in mind, including the unique challenges they face at work. 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 in stores.

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.

Launching with Android 12, the Tab Active4 Pro has a fairly slim design measuring 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 by 1,200 pixels. A 7,600mAh battery keeps the tablet powered up, while a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera capture the content you need.

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The Tab Active4 Pro is also IP68 rated with MIL-STD-810H anti-shock rating. A seven-pin POGO connector on the back allows you to connect a variety of accessories to work in the field. An integrated S Pen and glove support help you work with the tablet in different work environments. You can even use the tablet without a battery if you have a connection to charge it. 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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