Introducing the Galaxy Tab Active5: Delivering Next-Level Durability, Productivity and Security for Enterprises

Jan. 18, 2024
Designed for retail and other frontline industries, Samsung will showcase the Galaxy Tab Active5 at NRF 2024, highlighting applications for retailers.

This week at NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show, Samsung Electronics America announced the Galaxy Tab Active5, a business-ready ruggedized tablet built to handle the rigors of frontline work. Building on the power of the Galaxy Tab Active3, the Galaxy Tab Active5 delivers significant improvements in performance, durability and security to help businesses conquer their challenges and boost productivity in the field, even in harsh working environments. Additionally, the Galaxy Tab Active5 will be sold as an Enterprise Edition, making it easy for businesses to enroll, configure, manage and analyze hundreds of devices.

Designed with the needs of retailers in mind, the Galaxy Tab Active5 features a high-resolution camera, near-field communication (NFC) and push-to-talk functionality to enable more efficient barcode-scanning, mobile point-of-sale (mPOS), in-store communication and more. In addition to retail, the Galaxy Tab Active5 also delivers new capabilities in other industries that require a high degree of durability, including foodservice, manufacturing, transportation, construction and the public sector.

“The Galaxy Tab Active5 is our most capable ruggedized tablet yet, providing frontline workers with all the tools they need to succeed at work in one powerful, durable device,” said Brad Haczynski, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile B2B, Samsung Electronics America. “Whether employees are helping customers, scanning merchandise or managing inventory, they can rely on the Galaxy Tab Active5 to help them get the job done with efficiency and ease.”

Built to Last with Next-Level Durability

Drops, spills and dust are no match for the Galaxy Tab Active5. The device can now withstand drops of 1.5m on its own and 1.8m in its protective case,1 providing employees a greater level of confidence when stocking high shelves or using the device on forklifts. For added protection, the Galaxy Tab Active5 also features Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 for upgraded durability and scratch resistance on the display.

The Galaxy Tab Active5 is IP68-rated2 for water and dust resistance and is compliant with MIL-STD-810H3 certification – providing protection against altitudes, temperatures, vibration and humidity. Thanks to its adjustable Touch Sensitivity4 settings, the device’s touch screen can be used in wet conditions or with gloves on, and it has been tested for use with sanitizers.5 The tablet also comes with an IP68-rated S Pen, ideal for jotting down notes and capturing customer signatures in any weather condition.Despite its durability, the Galaxy Tab Active5 maintains a slim, lightweight design. At 10.1mm thick and 433g, the device is highly portable and convenient for use on the store floor, in restaurants or on the road.

Engineered to Maximize Productivity

The Galaxy Tab Active5 is loaded with features to boost productivity and empower retail associates to work more efficiently. With the device’s programmable side key,6 employees can instantly access push-to-talk and communicate with co-workers from across the store at the touch of a button. It features a louder maximum speaker volume,7 ensuring clear and accurate communication in loud environments.The Galaxy Tab Active5 can function as an enterprise-grade barcode scanner with its 13-megapixel camera, capable of capturing entire batches in a single scan via Knox Capture.8 It is also equipped with NFC payment reader technology and supports Knox Platform for POS9 (Point of Sale), making it a convenient, portable payment solution for stores and restaurants.
Workers can unleash the full power of the Galaxy Tab Active5 with enhanced PC connectivity. The device can effortlessly handle quick content sharing, simultaneous displays and overall continuity of work with a PC through Link to Windows. It can also emulate a desktop interface for jobs that take workers out of the field and into the office.To enable full integration into any workplace, the Galaxy Tab Active5 is also compatible with a range of third-party accessories,10 including docking stations, POGO chargers, keyboards, field-ready cases and more.

Designed for All-Day Connectivity

The Galaxy Tab Active5 features 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity,11 allowing workers to collaborate and communicate throughout the workplace. It also supports CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) for private network service, so retailers can leverage the devices on their own dedicated networks.The Galaxy Tab Active5 now comes with additional eSIM support, allowing users to have separate phone numbers for work and personal use. This also makes it easy to switch between two SIM cards depending on the network environment, so professionals can access their private network inside the store or office and switch to public networks when outside.For all-day power, the Galaxy Tab Active5 supports POGO charging, which simplifies the charging process by enabling workplaces with POGO docks12 to charge multiple devices at once. It also comes equipped with a replaceable battery13 and can leverage fast-charging,14 minimizing downtime in between charges. In addition, the Galaxy Tab Active5 can run without a battery in No Battery Mode,15 allowing workers to use the device non-stop at kiosks or in vehicles and preserve battery health in hot environments.To accommodate different working environments, the Galaxy Tab Active5’s 8.0-inch display now features Vision Booster technology for greater visibility in bright, outdoors conditions. The screen is also now 13% brighter than the previous generation and features a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother viewing of planograms and other detailed documents.

Protected from the Inside Out

The Galaxy Tab Active5 is backed by the defense-grade Samsung Knox security platform, providing comprehensive protection from the chip up. In addition, the Galaxy Tab Active5 is the first Samsung ruggedized device to come with support for Samsung Knox Vault – an isolated, hardware-based security solution that provides an extra layer of protection against threats. Knox Vault helps to safeguard the device against attacks on both the software and hardware, ensuring PIN codes, passwords, security keys and other critical data remains private.

Securely Deployed and Managed with Enterprise Edition

The Galaxy Tab Active5 will be sold as an Enterprise Edition in the U.S., making it business-ready out of the box. It comes with one year of complimentary Knox Suite to provide businesses with the tools to secure, deploy, manage and analyze devices throughout their life cycle. It also features extensive security support with up to five years of security maintenance releases, offering an extra layer of protection from mobile security threats, as well as consistent Android and Samsung security patch updates and maintenance reports. Additionally, Enterprise Edition ensures business continuity for customers with a three-year product lifecycle support plan for Galaxy Tab Active5 devices, including one extra year of warranty16 on top of the basic warranty offered.

NRF 2024

The Galaxy Tab Active5 will be featured in Samsung’s booth at NRF 2024, #3657.


The Galaxy Tab Active5 will be available in the United States in the first quarter of 2024, through and select channel partners. Pricing begins at $548.99.

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