Samsung officially announce Galaxy S8 Active

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Samsung has officially announce the Galaxy S8 Active. The S8 Active is the rugged version of their flagship smartphone Galaxy S8.

Even though they share the S8 moniker, the Galaxy S8 Active do not have the infinity display instead it features a thicker body made from military-grade materials; metal frame on the sides and a polycarbonate material to protect its back.

On the software side, the S8 Active have what it calls an Activity Zone feature, where users can have quick access to outdoor tools such as barometer, flashlight and more, plus it has a whopping 4000mAh battery. The S8 Active did retain its 18.5:9 aspect ratio and that fingerprint scanner at the back.

Here are the specs of the Galaxy S8 Active;

  • 5.1-inch shatter-resistant touchscreen with 2560 x 1440 resolution @576 ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820
  • Internal storage 32GB, expandable memory storage up to 256GB via microSD
  • 4GB RAM
  • Android 7 (Nougat)
  • Rear-facing camera: 12MP rear-facing camera with dual-pixel technology, optical image stabilization (OIS), real-time HDR, and LED flash
  • Video record: 240fps@HD, 60fps@Full HD, 30fps@Ultra HD; Video playback: Up to Ultra HD
  • Front-facing camera: 5MP front-facing camera with real-time HDR and selfie flash
  • 4G-LTE, HSPA+, 3G 850/1900/2100MHz, GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi Calling capable
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/g/b/n/ac/i/r, 5GHz Wi-Fi capable
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, EDR, A2DP, AptX®
  • Mobile Hotspot up to 10 devices
  • Nano SIM
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Barometer, Digital Compass, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Hall sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Magnetic, Proximity
  • Dimensions: 5.86 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches
  • Weight: 6.52 onces
  • Color:TMeteor Gray, Titanium Gold
  • 4,000 mAh non-removable Battery

Currently available in the United States, the Galaxy S8 Active will be exclusively available at launch to US carrier AT&T under the company’s Next Plans for $28.34 per month for 30 months.

Last modified: August 10, 2017