It appears the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is going to be a rugged and powerful handset, and now we’ve just got some more details about this promising phone thanks to the Samsung training manual obtained by Android Police.
Though the manual is quite detailed, it does not include new details we’ve not heard before: the phone is going to be powered by Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB of RAM, and the phone will be sporting 5.8” Super AMOLED screen with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution.
The manual suggests the phone will sport Android 7.0 Nougat rather than the 7.1 version that has been knocking around the Pixel devices and Nexus since the end of last year – a little disappointment in an otherwise impressive specs list.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active build quality
As we heard previously, the Galaxy S8 Active is not just IP68 certified like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus; it is also built to the MIL-STD-810G US military standard so it can withstand tougher environment and treatment than your average Smartphone.
Of course, Bixby is also apparently going to be on board, and like its predecessor phones, the Galaxy Active S8 will have a dedicated Bixby button under the volume rocker. Based on what was revealed in the manual, the phone will support both wireless charging and fast charging.
What we are yet to know is when we will see the Galaxy Active S8 on the market. Its predecessor was released in June 2016, which is already one year ago, suggesting it may not be long before the S8 Active appears. Its predecessor – the Active S7 was US-only, which may also be the case again.
We are still waiting for Samsung to release the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, but you can watch this space as we will update you when the phone is finally out.