Take a look at live photos of the rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Take a look at live photos of the rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
Since 2013, Samsung has produced a rugged version of its current flagship model. For example, this year we will see the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. Designed for those with an active lifestyle or for those who have trouble holding on to their phone, the Active series is designed to take a licking and keep on ticking. And traditionally, the Galaxy Active handsets have been exclusive in the U.S. to AT&T.

While we have seen some leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, today we have several live shots showing the handset in action, and another photo revealing what the back of the phone will look like. As you might expect, the phone does not completely resemble the Samsung Galaxy S8 because of the enhancements needed to make sure that the 5.8-inch display can survive a 5-foot tumble. That happens to match Motorola's ShatterShield, which guarantees that the Moto Z Force (and soon the Moto Z2 Force) display won't shatter or crack after a five foot fall. The difference though, is that the Galaxy S8 Active has a frame that meets military standards to protect the insides of the phone during a free fall.

Additionally, the Active series is known for offering larger capacity batteries than the ones you'll find on the latest Samsung flagship model. Last year's Samsung Galaxy S7 Active carried a 4000mAh cell, so would could see a small increase this year.

Check out the pictures of what is allegedly the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: @Nique0201, via DroidHolic

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25 Comments

1. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Not bad at all

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2451; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

"Last year's Samsung Galaxy S7 Active carried a 4000mAh cell, so would could see a small increase this year." I'm pretty sure the picture confirms that the battery on this device is 4000mAh, so I don't see why there is a need to speculate whether there will be an increase in battery size or not.

4. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Shhhhhh! One can still dream. Right, Dr. Phil??

3. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Biggedy bezels! I thought they would've had the display on the edge with no curve.

15. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Those bezel are not big. They're just as big as the LG G6.

16. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

They're slightly bigger. Look at other live pics other than these & compare.

18. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

well that is the point of the active galaxy... to be more beefy

24. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I'm sure it could've been beefy with a non curved edge to edge display.

5. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Creativity !

6. Rocket

Posts: 673; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Only bcs it has a flat screen i might buy it, depending on the price.

7. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Dang I wish this was available on Verizon. Best phone off the year thus far.

8. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

My younger brother's first smartphone was the Galaxy S4 Active, and since then, every year he upgrades to the newest S Active, and despite using other phones as well during that time, he says the S Active devices are the absolute best and that he'll never give up using one as his main smartphone. Granted, he's incredibly outdoor activities oriented, so that could explain why he likes it so much. I myself have never used one, but I would gladly pick an S8 Active up in a heartbeat if they suddenly offered it on other carriers. For a rugged device, it's actually quite aesthetically pleasing.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

My son loves the active phones also. He has had the last 3 and I bet will want this new one.

9. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Make your own active with the right case.

20. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

well, The active versions come with more default protection, looks like they dropped the curved screen for better protection, they also come normally with a bigger battery also. cases have a hard time protecting those curved screens.

11. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 377; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

For once the active varient is quite attractive. Ideal for users that want a s8 flat varient but not as fragile

12. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They seriously need to stop with the AT&T exclusive garbage. Let this loose on the masses.

13. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I agree and release it the same time as the regular S series

19. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

i agree! They would sell more phones overall also. People complain about the protection of these pricey phones and never would buy one but if they had options of sacrificing premium for more of a beefy option those people would go for it and don't forget the extra battery life that they normally have

14. Nobias23

Posts: 64; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Screen similar to g6

17. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

why does sammy keep making these at&t exclusives...

26. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Because AT&T pays them a lot of money to have exclusivity.

21. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Considering the S7 Active completely survived that YouTuber's drop test (even beating our the HTC 10 & Z Force) this could be the device to beat

22. ram64GB

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

Flat screen! Flat screen! Here I come, forget about the price. I'll definitely buy without that edgy screen gimmick anymore.

25. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

If Samsung would stop with the AT&T exclusive garbage, I would probably own one of these. Just make a universal unlocked version, how damn hard would that be? Are you listening Samsung god damnit!

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