Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Launches 11th August: What Makes it Different from Galaxy S8?

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Launches 11th August

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S8 Active, a far more tough and also durable variant of its Galaxy S8 flagship. Pre-orders are open today, though you will have to buy it from AT&T currently.

It is official: Samsung has finally taken the wraps off its tougher, more rugged Galaxy S8, continuing the “Active” lineup. The Galaxy S8 Active officially goes on sale on the 11th of August on AT&T for possibly around $850 outright or perhaps $28.34 per month holding a lease program.

The confirmation follows months of leaks about the unit, therefore it does not come as a complete shock to many who’ve actually seen earlier renders and leaks. Pre-orders are open today, and it is an AT&T limited for time being.

“Our new Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is designed with tested durability and strength to address the needs of consumers who need a more rugged device for their lifestyle,” said Tim Baxter, CEO and president of Samsung in North America.

Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8 Active: What’s The Difference?

Baxter’s words pretty much sums up what the Galaxy S8 Active is: a nerfed Galaxy S8 that is harder, significantly longer lasting, but with exactly the same spec sheet. A metal frame wraps around and also shields the unit from shocks, and the rear features “a rugged, rough consistency for a protected grip.” The phone essentially has every characteristic you will need should you get stuck somewhere deep in the woods: a flashlight, a fast access to some stopwatch, a compass, a barometer, and also others.

What the Galaxy S8 Active gains in longevity, it will lose in aesthetics. Long gone will be the gorgeous, edge-to-edge Infinity Display, although it still sports the exact same 5.8 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. It is most likely for the best, although, because creating a curved display leaves the unit much more vulnerable to damage. In case you do not care about the Infinity Display that very much, it should not affect you. All things considered, which takes away its fragility.

Galaxy S8 Active Specs

Probably the most crucial impact, nonetheless, is actually the Galaxy S8 Active’s much larger battery – from 3,000 mAh to a whopping 4,000 mAh. It will not only be tough, it’ll in addition last much longer between charges.

Just like the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8 Active is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of on-board storage, a 12 megapixel digital camera on the back, plus a 8 megapixel digital camera on the front. It possesses a fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, iris scanner, and much more.

Indeed, it also comes packed with Bixby, Samsung’s very own digital assistant.

The Galaxy S8 Active comes in Meteor Gray or Titanium Gold.

Galaxy S8 Active Cases and Screen Protectors are already available to purchase.