Samsung, a major player in the smartphone sector has been regularly releasing a ruggedized variant of its flagships carrying the ‘Active’ suffix at the end of the model. The Active variant of the smartphone generally eschews some of the design tenets in favour of a more rugged chassis, with better ingress protection and isolation from external elements. Due to having a larger chassis volume, generally the battery also gets a bump up.
We have been hearing about the Samsung Galaxy S8 for some time now and it was recently spotted on Geekbench where a lot of its internal hardware got confirmed.
The smartphone listed as the Samsung SM-G892A was shown as carrying a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with 4 GB of memory while running on Android v.7.0, Nougat. The handset put out scores of 1842 points in the single-core tests and 6394 in the multi-core tests respectively. This puts the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active very close to where other Snapdragon 835 chipset based devices perform.
We expect that just like last years Galaxy S7 Active which had a 4000mAh battery vis-á-vis the regular Galaxy S7’s which had a 3000mAh the Galaxy S8 Active will also have a rather large battery unit relative to the standard Galaxy S8. There are also rumours that the S8 Active will also support Qi wireless charging.
Earlier leaked renders of the Active also show a rather beefed up version of the regular Galaxy S8 and S8+ sans the curved Infinity display. This is due to the fact that the curved display is susceptible to damage and thus had to be replaced by duller yet pragmatic side bezels.
This listing of the Galaxy S8 Active means that the Samsung is gearing up to release the smartphone sooner if not later. To keep up with that and other updates from the world of Android, follow us on our social media.