Samsung’s Galaxy Active line seems to be quite popular with Android users, enough so that unlocked versions of the exclusive-to-AT&T devices are readily available on Amazon and eBay. And it’s pretty easy to see why: who wouldn’t want a flagship smartphone with a bigger battery and more durable casing?
A ruggedized version of this year’s Galaxy S8 was inevitable, and we now have an early look via a leaked training manual to Android Police. The specs:
Snapdragon 835 processor
5.8″ Super AMOLED QHD display, Gorilla Glass 5
4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage plus microSD
12 MP F1.7 rear camera / 8 MP F1.7 selfie cam
4,000 mAh battery
IP68 + MIL-STD-810G durability
Android 7.0 Nougat
The older version of Android may disappoint some, and here’s something likely to annoy everyone: the formerly-reprogrammable “active” button will now only launch Bixby.
The Galaxy S8 Active is expected to be available in two colors, Meteor Gray and Titanium Gold (American spelling deliberate for our friends on AT&T). The price has yet to be confirmed, but the phone’s launch is imminent, possibly as early as August 1st.
Source: Android Police