tech2 News StaffJul 24, 2017 11:43:37 IST
Samsung is expected to release an 'Active' variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8 soon. While Samsung has yet to give out any official details about this handset, a post on Android Police has revealed plenty of images of a prototype handset with Galaxy S8 Active branding. The images and videos were first leaked on Reddit by a friend of a Samsung employee who later took down the post. Android Police managed to procure some of the images, shown below.
The leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 Active shows the model number SM-G892A on the back of the device. The display of the prototype is reportedly a 5.8-inch unit, which is the same as the standard S8 variant; just that this one is flat and not curved. Unlike the Active models in the past, Samsung seems to have gone with on-screen navigation keys this time.
According to the post, the smartphone houses a 4,000 mAh battery (that is bigger than the S8+) while the body of the device is made of poly-carbonate with the sides protected by metal inserts around the corners. All of this addition insulation and protection makes the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active 1.5x thicker than standard Samsung Galaxy S8.
Samsung has ditched the re-programmable Active key as seen on earlier Active devices with a Bixby button (that should only open the Bixby Assistant). The phone is pre-loaded with Android Nougat 7.0 and also features the underwater camera mode that is not present on the standard Galaxy S8. The device as mentioned by the website is expected to get the same internal hardware specifications as Samsung Galaxy S8. Samsung Galaxy Active is expected to pack in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, 12 MP primary and 8 MP secondary camera on the front of the device.
There were reports of Samsung bringing another small and rugged version of Samsung Galaxy S8. Samsung recently launched the two variants of its flagship smartphone, the standard Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+, which is also available in a special 6 GB RAM variant in India.