A few days after images of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active were uploaded by an AC Forums user who was able to get his hands on the rugged smartphone, a high-resolution render and its technical specifications were leaked.
The render gives a great look at the upcoming device, while the technical specifications fall in line with what many users are expecting. Here is everything we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Design
The high-resolution Samsung Galaxy S8 Active render, uploaded by reliable leaker Evan Blass, provides a closer and clearer look at the rugged smartphone, compared to the previously leaked images of the devices.
The image shows a design that follows what most would expect from a rugged smartphone, with a protruding bezel that would serve as protection to its display. The render also reveals that there will be metal bumpers in all four corners of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, with the bumpers appearing to have Torx screws. This could mean that the bumpers are replaceable, to switch out worn ones or possibly also for customization purposes.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Specs
A training manual for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active was also leaked, confirming much of the rumored information for the smartphone.
The device will feature a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED screen, protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and bearing a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440. It will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 with 4 GB of RAM, and will have an expandable internal storage capacity of 64 GB.
The camera of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a 12 MP one in the rear and an 8 MP one in the front. It will have Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed, which is a bit disappointing considering that Android 7.1 Nougat was rolled out to Nexus and Pixel devices at the end of 2016.
The smartphone will also have a 4,000 mAh battery, which is 1,000 mAh larger compared to the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S8. This makes it even better for its potential users, as it is much harder to come across charging spots when exploring the outdoors.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is certified to follow MIL-STD-810G standards, which means that it can take much more punishment compared to the Samsung Galaxy S8. It also has an IP68 water and dust resistance rating to make it even more durable.
There will be two colors available for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, namely Titanium Gold and Meteor Gray. As with previous Active editions of Samsung, it is expected to be exclusive to AT&T.
Unfortunately, information on the price and release date of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is still unknown, including whether it will launch alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.