Samsung Galaxy S8 Active launch could be imminent, detailed specs surfaced

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is likely to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and Adreno 540 GPU for graphics.

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Highlights

    • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active launch could be imminent
    • The phone is said to ditch Active key for Bixby
    • The device is expected with fast wireless charging

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A) launch could be imminent as detailed specification and press images of the device has surfaced in what appears to be presentation slides. According to them, Samsung Galaxy S8 Active rugged smartphone sports a similar 5.8-inch Super AMOLED 18:9 screen featuring 2,960 x 1,440 pixels Quad HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone will include a 4GB of RAM under the hood in addition 64GB of expandable storage (up to 256GB).

As far as those slides are concerned, Samsung Galaxy S8 Active offers a 4,000mAh battery which is bigger than that of Galaxy S8. The battery, however, supports fast wireless charging. Powering the device is Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 835 SoC and Adreno 540 GPU for graphics. In the camera department, it offers a 12-megapixel dual-pixel rear shooter and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be available in Meteor Gray and Titanium Gold.

Image Source: Weibo
Image Source: Weibo

The phone is said to be IP68 certified water and dust resistant and will have MIL-STD 810G standard to ensure durability. Although it shows sporting a bigger battery similar to the previous S7 Active, the active key is likely to be replaced by Bixby button.

Earlier this week, live images of the alleged Samsung Galaxy S8 active surfaced online. The phone is identical to Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (Review), however, it does not flaunt curved edges and back glass. The device may not come with many features that were present on its predecessor, i.e., Aqua mode that enables users to record underwater videos.