The South Korean electronics company leads the Android mobile industry globally. Though they have display manufacturing, Tv, and other household electronics, Smartphone has been their top priority for quite a while now. They are known for their newest innovations and the stunning design they bring to the table which no brand can compete with.
Galaxy S series and the Galaxy Note series are their flagship series releasing every year. Samsung’s Galaxy active series smartphones from Samsung are toned flagships to withstand weather, wear, and tear, built like a tank. They are military grade tested and certified to take blows and falls. The specs are shared with the latest S series flagship from the company. Galaxy S9 released in Q1 and with Note 9 around the corners, we get to see rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Active.
No leading mobile brand other than Samsung tends to throw attention to a tough smartphone. S9 Active will be the most sought out durable and functional smartphone in the market for the next year. Let us see the speculations and rumors that had brought the S9 Active to surface.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Active specs leak by ‘Ready Tricks’
Ready Tricks a known leakster shared a photographed list of the newest Samsung Galaxy S9 Active’s specs. As every previous year, it shares most of the spec with the Galaxy S9, not the plus variant. Though most of the specs were similar to what we expected, the battery looks enormous with 4000 mAH. We will see all other specs with a briefing.
The S9 Active has got the obvious killer chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845 coupled with Adreno 630 graphics co-processor. Handling of any tasks or games available so far with these processors should not be an issue at all. The memory for the phone is said to 4 gigs which are good for the most part. However, a 6 Gb will speed up things. The storage variants will start from 64 Gb and expected to have a 128 Gb and 256 Gb variant to choose
The display panel is 5.8 inch OLED display with a QHD resolution of 2960 * 1440 pixels. The weird Samsung display ration of 19.5:9 comes to the active variant too. Cameras are also shared with the Samsung Galaxy S9. There is no dual rear camera which is a bit disappointing, unlike every other flagship. At least the single camera has got a new
trick up its sleeve of the dual aperture. The 12 MP sensor is capable of shooting in two different apertures, F/1.5 for better low light and bokeh shots and f/2.4 for landscape and daylight shots. The front facing is an 8 MP sensor with F/1.7 aperture. Both front and back cameras will be capable of taking 4k videos and rear camera will be able to shoot 960fps super slo-mo as seen in S9.
The battery is the major change for the Active variant. It is very odd for a Samsung flagship to carry a large battery when s9 has 3000 mAH battery and S9 Plus with 3500 mAH. It is a welcome change from Samsung. The long battery must help very well to serve the purpose of the tough phone like in trekking and camping where the mobile needs to stay out in the wild for more hours than usual.
There are no leaked photos of the phone so we have many questions going around on the design advancements and increased security features on the S9 Active. We will see the speculations, fan talks and based on the previous generation active smartphones from Samsung.
Speculated specs and expectations
Though the Galaxy S9 Active is not a common phone it has its own purpose and some fields require them like the trekkers. So, the phone is designed based on their needs mostly. The Active S series phones have traditionally got rugged hard body with impact free, shockproofing to the sides. And hence the display curves are eliminated completely. Unlike
the S8, S8 Active had a flat display with more grippy and hard shell to the back and sides.
The phone has less flashy stuff all around. Nowhere except the display has to glass to it. The speakers are moved from the bottom to a more secure place. Like the sides or the back near the camera. The fingerprint sensor must be on its back as seen in the regular S9 right below the camera itself. The headphone jack is very likely to be seen because Samsung still believes in having the jack for a purpose, unlike Apple. The presence of IRIS scanner is a
doubt coz fingerprint scanner is sufficient for the biometric security, IRIS must be overkill. On the other hand, Samsung would not drop of its marketable feature for the purpose of cost-cutting.
Moreover, the phone must be IP ‘X’ rated for sure and also expected to bare few other certifications to its portfolio for the toughness it has got.
Price of Samsung Galaxy S9 active
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus’s pricing feels premium this time, so the Galaxy S9 active’s pricing to go super premium. Thought the cost comes with a purpose, the people who require such phones are very less and hence the pricing is not that big an issue.
It is almost a year since the Galaxy S8 Active launched in the US. We can expect a new Active smartphone, S9 Active sooner. Probably by the start of Q3 2108.
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630 (GPU)|
|Storage||64 / 128 / 256 GB|
|Camera||12 MP (F/1.5 & F/2.4) rear camera|
|8 MP (F/1.7) front camera|
|Operating system||Android 8.1|
|Release Date||Q3, 2018|
Samsung Galaxy S9 Active must be real tough like all its predecessors. The phone goes for the trade-off in the looks department for a tank like built. The S9 Active is one of its kind smartphone in the market worth the price tag. However, we would not suggest this phone for a casual user because of the bulk, weight and the design compromises unless you have the shakiest hands.