The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active was leaked online in renders giving us a better look at the rugged device. The Active Series from Samsung merges a lot of the flagship features from the S Series with a smartphone body that is usually Military Grade Certified for dust, humidity, salt and shock resistance.
The Galaxy S8 Active was leaked last week in hands-on images from multiple angles. Evan Blass recently tweeted an image of the smartphone confirming the previous leaks.
In another leak from the Chinese social media website Weibo (via fonearena) a slide of Live images of upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A) surfaced recently.
Let’s have a look at the device itself:
The leaks have now confirmed that the device will feature a 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Shatter-Resistant Display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage which can be expanded via MicroSD card. In terms of camera, the device comes with a 12MP dual pixel camera & an 8MP camera at the front. The device comes with an IP68 and MIL-STD-810G rating, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and a 4000 mAh battery.
On the software front, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will run Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box. The device features a dedicated Bixby button and a flat display to increase the durability.
The lack of Android 7.1.1 Nougat is a little disappointing, an update might be on the cards. The Bixby button sits right below the volume rocker on the left edge of the phone.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will support fast charging and wireless charging based on Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. It will support all the other apps and services included on the S8, like Samsung Pay and Samsung Health.
There is no information on the availability or pricing for the S8 Active, but it will most likely be exclusive to AT&T in the United States, as with previous Active models.
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