Samsung has finally unpacked their latest rugged iteration called the Galaxy S8 Active as an exclusive for AT&T customers in the US. The device shares similar specifications as the standard Galaxy S8 series, but with some upgrades in battery life and a tougher MIL-STD-810G specification that can resist “a subset of 21 specific environmental conditions, including temperature, dust, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude”, according to Samsung. Samsung also mentions that the metal frame and bumper are capable of resisting shocks, abrasion, tilting or twisting. Samsung had to ditch its Infinity Display screen in favor of housing the new rugged body. That said, the bezels still appear to be thin and the aspect ratio is the same 18:5:9 with the 5.8-inch 1440p Super AMOLED screen. Rather than the Exynos chipset, the Galaxy S8 Active is powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM and an internal storage of 64GB. This can be expanded with a MicroSD card. The smartphone runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has a rugged body and the design in the render, appears to feature a flat screen and there are no curved edges. The ruggedness of the device is said to be IP68 and MIL-STD-810G certified and with a durable metal frame. The MIL-STD-810G certification means the durability of the smartphone is good and it can take some accidental hard drops and certain extreme temperatures. According to rumors, the smartphone will hold a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display and the resolution is rated to be 2960 x 1440. The screen definitely has lesser bezels as the original Galaxy S8. The different color options include Camo Green, Titanium Gray and Sandy Gold.
Hardware: Processor and Chipset
While the smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 835 CPU with 4GB RAM, the device runs on Android 7.0 out of the box. The device doesn’t come with the latest Android 7.1 update. That said, the internal storage of the device is 64GB and also can be expanded further with a MicroSD card slot. It’s not evident yet if the S8 Active will be sold with Dual-SIM slots. The S8 Active also features its own Bixby button for Samsung’s own AI assistant. The S8 Active will bring support for services such as Samsung Pay for NFC based money payments and Samsung Health app to keep a tab of your fitness routines.
The camera in the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active appears to be the same as the Galaxy S8, featuring a 12MP Dual-Pixel camera and an aperture of f1.7. The selfie camera is an 8MP snapper, also with an f1.7 aperture.
Battery and Charging Speed
The inbuilt battery holds a large capacity of 4000 mAh. The smartphone also supports the fast charge and wireless charging capabilities, and since the device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, it’s easy to guess that the device is backed by the Quick Charge technology. The device comes with a USB Type-C port as the Galaxy S8 series.
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Technical Specifications for Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
|Screen Size Category||5.8 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels|
|Dimensions||151.9 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Internal Storage||64 GB|
|Primary Camera Features||Phase Detection, Autofocus, OIS, and LED flash|
|Front Camera||8 Megapixel|
|Front Camera Features||Autofocus|
|Connectivity||WiFi and Bluetooth|
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh|
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) for Samsung S8 Active
Q. What is the display spec?
A. The smartphone the smartphone will hold a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display and the resolution is rated to be 2960 x 1440.
Q. What about the device processor?
A. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor.
Q. What about the storage option?
A. The internal storage of the device is 64GB and can be expanded further with a MicroSD card slot.
Q. Does it have a fingerprint reader?
A. Yes, it has a fingerprint sensor.
Q. What is the battery fitted in the device?
A. The inbuilt battery holds a large capacity of 4000 mAh.
Q. Does the device run on Android 7.1 OS?
A. No. The device runs on Android 7.0 out of the box. It appears that the device doesn’t come with the latest Android 7.1 update.