On Monday, Samsung has officially announced the long rumored Samsung Galaxy S8 Active smartphone in the U.S. It is the rugged version of the Galaxy S8 with a shatter proof body along with water resistance and durability measures.
The smartphone has been listed as an AT&T exclusively and is available for pre-order for $28.34 (Rs. 1,800 approx) for 30 months to carrier subscribers only. Unlock variant is priced at $849.99 (Rs. 54,100 approx). From 11 August it will be available across the other retails as well. The smartphone will be available in Meteor Grey and Titanium Gold colour variants
arlier, Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is the rugged variant of Galaxy S8. The Device is made up with military-grade material; feature all metal body with with bumper around the frame that helps the device in absorbing shock. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has a shatterproof display, dust and water-resistant. The smartphone is rated to survive immersion in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. This device has also passed military specification (MIL-STD-810G) testing against a subset of 21 specific environmental conditions, including extreme temperature, dust, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude.
Coming on technical specifications, Galaxy S8 Active features almost similar specifications as Samsung Galaxy S8, with some minor changes; the Galaxy S8 Active runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system and sports a slightly bigger 5.8” Super AMOLED Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) display without curve edges. The display comes along with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone is powered by a 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. It offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active sports a 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, autofocus, and dual tone LED flash. On the front there is an 8MP camera with f/1.7 aperture and 80-degree wide-angle lens. Other features include a fingerprint sensor and heart rate sensor. As for the battery, the device is powered by a bigger 4000mAh battery which is rated to offer 32 hours of talk time, 5 days on standby time, and 113 hours of audio playback time on speaker. Dimensions of the smartphone are 151.8×74.93×9.9mm, and it weighs 208 grams.