Samsung Launches Galaxy S8 Active with Rugged Version


Galaxy S8 Active

Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung has released the Galaxy S8 Active and this phone may not have iconic design of S8 but it makes up for the military grade protection and large battery.

Design and Display

The design of this handset is one of the best looking rugged version of Samsung. The handset has the screen to body ratio and it is still higher than 80%, which is impressive. It is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance and 1.5 meters underwater for 30 minutes and MIL-STD-810G certified for thermal, humidity, shock, solar and extreme weather conditions.

The display of the handset does not look like infinity Display on vanilla S8 and it is understandable consider that it was most vulnerable area of phone. The display of the handset is same 5.8 inch Super AMOLED panel with Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution.

Galaxy S8 Active

Galaxy S8 Active

Internals and Storage

The handset is introduced in the market in solitary Snapdragon 835 edition with octa-core setup. The amount of RAM is 4 GB and the internal storage options are extended to 64 GB and the storage can be extended through the dedicated microSD card slot. The active version has the features of Android Nougat 7.0 coupled with TouchWiz of Samsung or Grace UX.

Camera (s)

The cameras of the handset are bought over from S8 and there is 12 MP camera with OIS and 4K video along with front 8 MP shooter with wide angle lens. Samsung did not use dual lens camera in the flagship but it may be changed soon.


The battery of the handset is the major improvement as 4000 mAh in size and 3000 mAh is on the regular S8. The price of the handset is set at $850, which is $100 excess to the regular model. The phone is added to the carrier AT&T for limited time and it would not be surprising to see it unlocked in other markets.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Specifications

  • CPU: 2.35 GHz quad-core Kryo + 1.9 GHz quad-core Kryo
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Touchwiz UI
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Design:
    • Fingerprint scanner
    • Iris scanner
    • IP 68 dust/water resistance
    • MIL-STD-810G compliant – salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
  • Display:
    • 5.8” Super AMOLED with 2K (2560 x 1440) resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB
    • Card slot: yes, by microSD card to 256 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 4K video
    • Secondary: 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p video
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, LTE,
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh
  • Price: $850


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