While Samsung prepares to unveil the Galaxy Note8 in less than a month, rumor has it that the company is also getting ready to launch a rugged version of the Galaxy S8. Evan Blass, a reliable source of leaks and rumors, got his hands on the renders of what is believed to be the Galaxy S8 Active. Android Police also managed to obtain more leaked renders of the device.
The smartphone as its predecessors appears to have a rugged body and the design in the render, appears to feature a flat screen and there are no curved edges. The ruggedness of the device is said to be IP68 and MIL-STD-810G certified and with a durable metal frame. The MIL-STD-810G certification means the durability of the smartphone is good and it can take some accidental hard drops and certain extreme temperatures. According to rumors, the smartphone will hold a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display and the resolution is rated to be 2960 x 1440. The screen definitely has lesser bezels as the original Galaxy S8.
The camera in the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active appears to be the same as the Galaxy S8, featuring a 12MP Dual-Pixel camera and an aperture of f1.7. The front camera is believed to be an 8MP snapper with f1.7 aperture too. While the smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 830 CPU with 4GB RAM, the device runs on Android 7.0 out of the box. It appears that the device doesn’t come with the latest Android 7.1 update.
That said, the internal storage of the device is 64GB and also can be expanded further with a MicroSD card slot. It’s not evident yet if the S8 Active will be sold with Dual-SIM slots. The S8 Active also features its own Bixby button for Samsung’s own AI assistant and the inbuilt battery holds a large capacity of 4000 mAh. The smartphone also supports the fast charge and wireless charging capabilities, and since the device comes with a Qualcomm processor, it's easy to guess that the device is backed by the Quick Charge technology. The device comes with a USB Type-C port as the Galaxy S8 series.
Image Credit: Evan Blass
The S8 Active will also bring support for services such as Samsung Pay for NFC based money payments and Samsung Health app to keep a tab of your fitness routines.
For now, there is no word on when the smartphone will go official and we have yet to confirm if the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will release in the UAE and the Middle East. Tell us what do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active? Will you wait for the upcoming and stylish Galaxy Note8 or will you buy the rugged version of the Galaxy S8?