The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a phone awaited by many who are looking for a rugged device. The Active lineup from Samsung tries to merge a lot of the flagship features from the S lineup with a smartphone body that is usually MIL-STD-810G certified for dust, humidity, salt and shock resistance; among other such features.
The Galaxy S8 Active had been prominently leaked last week, giving us a hands-on look at the device from multiple angles. Evan’s latest leak displays the S8 Active from just one angle, but it serves as a “confirmation” of the previous leak.
Even though this is still a leak and should be seen as one, Evan’s track record has been excellent and does not leave us with any doubt. In the image, we can also see the AT&T carrier name in the status bar, a pointer towards the S8 Active being an AT&T exclusive.
The Galaxy S8 Active will sport a flat display panel with curved corners. The phone also ditches the capacitive buttons from previous Active phones for capacitive buttons like on the S8. The phone will also sport the dedicated Bixby button, indicating that Samsung has not yet given up on its digital assistant despite its shortcomings. The device will also come with a large 4000 mAh battery, justifying its thickness over the S8 cousins. Other features include a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, bottom firing speakers and a camera setup resembling that on the S8. There will also be the oddly-placed fingerprint sensor on the back of the device.
What are your thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active? Are you excited about Samsung’s next rugged flagship? Should the Galaxy S8 Active remain an AT&T exclusive, or should Samsung extend the device to other carriers as well? Let us know in the comments below!