Samsung is reportedly all set to launch the S8 Active, the more rugged version of their popular flagship offering – the S8. This is in line with previous Active devices from Samsung such as the S6 Active and the S7 Active. The Active devices discount on some of the glamorous features of the flagship device for a more durable design language.
The S8 Active leaks have come directly from a Samsung staff member in San Francisco, pointing at what to expect from the upcoming device. This news was first reported by Android Police. The photographs reveal the similarity and expected differences from the S8. The Active version of the S8 is expected to sport a similar display as the S8 but without the curved edges. This would mean it featuring a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display, with a pixel density of 570 ppi.
Design-wise the device is expected to be analogous to previous Active devices with a rugged cover and physical buttons. It has also been reported that the S8 Active is expected to dump the Active button for a dedicated Bixby button on the side. This may be received with mixed emotions as the Active button has proved its validity over the years while Bixby is yet to gather attention. In terms of power, the device is also expected to have a bump in terms of battery capacity to 4000mAh from the 3000mAh battery pack found on the S8. The battery bump is also large when compared to the S8+ that rocks a 3500mAh unit.
In terms of processing power, the S8 Active is likely to have similar specifications to its sibling – the S8, sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It might also have expandable memory option via SD card up to 256GB. The smartphone will possibly run Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box and should be eligible for Android O.
The alleged device has been spotted on GeekBench achieving a score of 1842 in the single-core test and 6394 in the multi-core test. We at Pricebaba are excited to see this device in the flesh. Are you? Tell us your views in the comments section below.