Surpassing all the rumors, Samsung has finally announced the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active rugged smartphone. This smartphone not only powerful with software & hardware but also from the body, and that’s why called rugged. The phone features 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM coupled with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active comes with IP68 rating which means is water and dust resistant. Having the S8 series Bixby Assistant pre-installed in the phone. Furthermore, it comes with a 5.8-Inch Quad HD super AMOLED display with 18:5:9 aspect ratio.
Talking about some more highlights, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel front camera with f/1.7 aperture, hence will work fine in low-lighting conditions. It also houses a 4000mAh battery with support for fast-charging.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Price in US & India
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be up on sale from 11th August 2017, exclusively from AT&T for $28.34 for 30 months, which sums up to about $850 (Rs. 54255 roughly). The pre-order will be done from 8th August 2017. It will be available in Meteor Gray and Titanium Gold colors.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Specification & Key Features
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active features 5.8-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display with pixel density of 570ppi comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It has the aspect ratio of 18:5:9.
The design of the smartphone is very close to the S8 & S8+. It sports protection bumps on all the edges to protect the device when it drops. Moving on to the front, it has few sensors on the top and the camera. On the back side, it has the camera, flash and the awkwardly placed fingerprint scanner.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is powered the Qualcomm’s snapdragon 835 SoC which is an octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. It has 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB (UFS 2.1) of inbuilt storage which is further expandable using microSD card.
It is running on the Android Nougat and no confirmation about the Android O update.
Talking about the optics of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, it features a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.55″ sensor size, OIS and 1.4µm pixel size. Apart from that, it also has a 8-megapixel auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22µm pixel size and 80-degree wide-angle lens.
Connectivity option includes, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC and MST.
Sensors on the board includes, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor.
It has a 4000 mAh of battery with support for fast-charging.