From the last few years, Samsung launches a new ‘military standard-grade’ phone which is inspired by the same design as its latest flagship of that year. It also gives users features like waterproof, dust-proof, shock-resistance, all thanks to the material used for making it. As an example, in the year 2015, Samsung announced Galaxy S6 which was company’s premium device of that year. After a few months, the Galaxy S6 Active launched which was same as the S6 regarding processor, memory, camera, and software.
The only difference was that it features an armor design that made the S6 Active waterproof, dustproof, thanks to the IP68 rating. Also, the MIL-STD-810G rating made it salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant. It also packed a bigger 3,500mAh battery as compared to S6’s 2,550mAh. Same thing happened last year when S7 Active launched a few months after the announcement of S7. Now, we all are waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active which is supposed to keep the same design language which less bezels and no physical button on the front.
WELL, THIS IS THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 ACTIVE
Today, we got the best look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, thanks to the hands-on images that leaked today. So, starting off with the design from the front, the phone has got an LG G6-like display because we know ‘Active’ series phones don’t feature a dual curved screen. Also, the bezels are bigger than those on the G6. There are no buttons whatsoever on the front, and so, the phone has got on-screen buttons, just like the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
On the back, there is the same camera placement along with the rear-facing fingerprint scanner. At the bottom side of the back, there is the ‘Galaxy S8 Active’ branding.
On the bottom, the phone has got a USB Type-C Port, Primary Microphone, 3.5mm headphone jack, and the Speaker Grill.The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active does feature a dedicated Bixby button below the volume rockers. The material used for the phone is to ensure that it is protected from all kind of weather. Just like the S7 Active, it is MIL-STD-810G certified, meaning that it is the salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
Lastly, there is a massive 4,000mAh battery under the hood that is enough to power the phone from a full day on heavy usage and up to 2 days in normal usage. Talking about the durability of the phone, the source said –
So far it’s a tank.. it’s notably thicker (which explains the huge battery.) It’s heavier and the screen isn’t the same glass on the other variants it’s tougher and being flat makes it a lot more durable. It has all the same cutouts as the S8+ speaker in the same spot as well as mic holes and headphone jack. But I’ve purpose dropped it no scratches or anything and I’ve dunked it and no issues. But you can do the same with the original s8 so I guess that’s not a surprise.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is going to be a smartphone with solid design and specs. It is said that Samsung will price it the same as the Galaxy S8+, but we cannot say this is 100% confirmed. Let’s wait for the official launch to know the pricing.