One of the best popular aspects of a smartphone has nothing to do with the quality of making phone calls as the “extras” are really what makes a smartphone, more than a phone. By today’s standards, a phone must have numerous features which have become more vital to a user than actually talking on it. Now, necessities such as the quality of the cameras, amount of storage, speed of the processor, and the overall look are what truly make a smartphone more than just a phone.
We’re hearing Samsung has numerous upgrades in-store for the concept of the Galaxy S8 Active, and probably none more important than the camera specs. The current Galaxy S7 Active sports dual cameras with a 12MP primary and 5MP secondary which are slightly below the standard in quality of smartphone cameras.
But things are about to change as we’re hearing the Galaxy S8 Active will sport a 15MP primary and 10MP secondary camera. These camera specs will significantly improve the camera quality giving consumers one more reason to wait for the more rugged, versatile version of the Galaxy S8. With the S8 due to launch early March of 2017, it may be worth waiting a couple of more months for the for the S8 Active.
Other camera quality specs include geo-tagging, phase detection auto focus, optical image stabilization plus, an LED flash, 4K video and image recording, HDR, panorama, facial detection, and much more. The video quality will also be comparable with other high end models including dual video recording and recording and playback in 2160.
One rumor we don’t believe will make it to the S8 Active is 3D recording, video playback and pictures. We’ve been hearing about 3D camera quality making its way to many 2017 flagships including the S8 and Note 8, but it doesn’t sound like it’ll make its way to the more rugged model. This is something that we’ll definitely keep you posted on as it’s certain we’ll hear much more about before the June 2017 release.
With a price that’s expected to come in just under $800 and around $27 per month on AT&T Next, it’s nice to see the launch price will remain competitive. For those who were hoping the Galaxy S8 Active would be featured by other carriers, than you may want to read all the reasons why it won’t.