So finally it’s official – Samsung has launched its much anticipated Galaxy S8 Active smartphone, thus putting an end to all the speculation that was doing the rounds. This is Samsung’s toughest Active smartphone yet, and also the most powerful one, so it’s certainly capable of raising many eyebrows.
Although Samsung decided to keep its launch muted by playing it simple with a press release, it’s certainly going to make some serious noise among all those smartphone buyers who prefer rough and tough phones. So let’s see what makes this device special.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Design and Build
First of all let’s talk about the design and build quality because those things have always been the hallmarks of Samsung’s Active smartphone series. It’s no different this time as well
– Galaxy S8 Active is a rough and tough device – yet very different, because this time Samsung is taking the guarantee of military-grade toughness for this device. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has a shatterproof display, toughest grade metal body and bumpers to protect the corners of the device.
The design is shatter, dust and waterproof, which already says plenty about the build quality of this device. Another major design change that you’ll notice is the absence of Infinity display, which was essential to support its military grade toughness.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications
Besides these things, however, it’s just another Galaxy S8 with some minor differences. The display size remains same, the processor remains same, RAM remains same and cameras on both sides of the device are also the same. The battery, however, has been replaced with a bigger 4,000 mAh one. So the final specs sheet of this beast looks something like this:
Below, we have detailed what we’re hearing will be the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active in 2017.
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Specs|
|Camera Features – Front||8MP secondary camera|
|Camera Features – Rear||12MP primary camera|
|Features||Retina eye scanner, fingerprint scanner, rugged design, rapid wireless charging, IP68 rating, dust proof, waterproof, shockproof, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Operating System|
|Price||$28.34/month for 30 months|
|Processor||Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835 depending on the market|
|Release Date||August 2017|
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Features
The device will also have Samsung’s shiny new toy called Bixby – the digital assistant software company has been developing for quite some time now, and a dedicated button to access it quickly.
It also has DIRECTV NOW app, which can be used to watch various TV shows live for as little as $10 per month. Iris scanners are also present in the device, and we hope this time they turn out to be better and more accurate than the ones included in Galaxy S8.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Colors, Pricing, and Availability
In the end let’s take a look at colors, availability, and pricing. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has been released only in US market as of now, and therefore it’s an AT&T exclusive.
The device is available in two color options – namely Meteor Gray and Titanium Gold, and it can be bought from AT&T Next at a price of $28.34 for 30 months. There’s no word yet on the global availability of this phone, and we’ll update the information as it comes out.
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