Samsung has launched rugged variants of its flagship smartphones under the Galaxy Active series. Not surprisingly, it is also believed to have been working on an Active variant for the Galaxy S8. Though there is no word on an official launch, the smartphone’s existence was accidentally confirmed on Samsung’s website. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 India launch set for June 21, price could range between Rs 15,000 - Rs 20,000Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 launch on August 27? New report suggests
The smartphone listing was first spotted by Roland Quandt on Samsung Knox bearing the model number G892A . The listing doesn’t reveal much except that the smartphone will run on Android Nougat 7.0 out-of-the-box. The listing also reveals a list of apps that will be pre-loaded on the smartphone. However, most of the apps in the list are AT&T-specific, which isn’t surprising considering the Galaxy S8 Active is expected to be sold exclusively in the US. Just like previous Galaxy Active smartphones, the Galaxy S8 Active too is unlikely to launch in India.
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From what we know so far, the Galaxy S8 Active is a tougher variant of the flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone. The smartphone’s specs and features won’t be on par with the Galaxy S8, and rumors suggest that the Active variant will come with a flat display instead of the bezel-less Infinity Display. Apart from that, the smartphone is likely to feature a 5.8-inch display, Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 review: A combination of beauty, beast and near-perfection!
In terms of design, the smartphone looks more or less like the LG G6. From the renders spotted last month, the smartphone is said to come with rounded corners. The USP of the phone remains its ruggedness, and it is said that the device can survive a drop from a heights of five feet (1.5 meters). Apart from that, the Galaxy S8 Active is also said to be dust and water resistant. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+: From infinity display to iris scanner, here are top 8 features