Samsung Galaxy S8 Active now official
Samsung’s tougher version of its flagship called the Galaxy S8 Active is now official in the US, sporting a modern rugged look along with the Korean giant’s usual flagship features in tow and is made for the outdoors.
The Galaxy S8 Active ditches the infinity display seen on the flagship in exchange for military-grade materials in a thicker frame with metal sides and a polycarbonate material on the back, an Activity Zone feature where you get a quick access to outdoor tools such as barometer and flashlight, and a significantly larger 4000mAh battery capacity. All of these, while still retaining the 18.5:9 display aspect ratio and that awkward fingerprint scanner placement the phone is known for.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active specs:
5.8-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD+ Infinity display @ 2960×1440 pixels, 568ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
2.45GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
8x Qualcomm Kryo 280 CPU
Adreno 540 GPU
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
64GB internal storage
Expandable up to 256GB via microSD
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual-LED flash, f/1.7 aperture
8-megapixel front-facing auto-focus camera with f/1.7 aperture
GPS with aGPS support, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou
Fast Wireless Charging
IP68 Rating, Dust, and Waterproof
Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz
Samsung Bixby, Bixby Vision
4,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Colors: Active Gold, Meteor Gray
No full price has been set for the device, as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be exclusively available at launch to US carrier AT&T and will be offered under the company’s AT&T Next Plans for USD28.34 (roughly Php1,500) per month for 30 months on top of their customer’s existing postpaid bill.