A leaked internal employee training manual of Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has just exposed all the features of the upcoming phone along with its specifications. The rugged version of Galaxy S8 comes with a flat display and a military grade impact resistant construction.
Similar to the recently announced Moto Z2 Force, the Galaxy S8 Active sports a shatterproof screen which would save that handset from occasional drops. Moreover, Samsung’s handset shall also boast an MIL-STD-810G certification. This means the Galaxy S8 Active is going to be quite resilient to extreme altitudes, temperatures, dust, humidity, vibration, and shock.
Moving on to the specs, the sturdy sibling of the Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch 18.5:9 Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution. Gorilla Glass 5 protection is there too. Inside, the S8 Active has the same Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage. A micro SD card slot is also present.
The camera is the identical 12 MP dual-pixel rear shooter and 8 MP Selfie unit of the original S8. Connectivity-wise, the Galaxy S8 Active supports 4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, etc.
Speaking of the battery, the enhanced version of the Galaxy S8 packs a larger 4000mAh cell. This is significantly greater than the 3000mAh unit of the standard model. The S8 Active should be compatible with Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging.
On a finishing note, the Galaxy S8 Active is quite larger and heavier than the original S8. The former measures around 152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 cubic mm and weighs at 208 grams, while those the latter is 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 cubic mm and 155 grams respectively.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Specs
8-inch Quad HD (2960 x 1440) 18.5:9 Super AMOLED Infinity Display
MIL-STD-810G Certified, IP68 Water, and Dust Resistant
Snapdragon 835 SoC
4 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage
12 MP Rear Camera + 8 MP Front Camera
Android 7.0 Nougat
1 Gbps 4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0
USB Type-C Port
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Release Date, Pricing, and Availability
Sadly, Samsung hasn’t yet disclosed anything about the Galaxy S8 Active. However, intensifying rumors do indicate that the launch is near. Regarding the pricing, the phone should cost slightly more than the standard S8. In the US, it might be an AT&T exclusive offering.