Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A) appears on User Agent String

Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A) appears on User Agent String
Clumsy flagship phone owners will be happy to know that the rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is on the way. A User Agent String reveals the model number SM-G892A, which is believed to be the AT&T exclusive. The Galaxy S8 Active has been rumored to have received certification for MIL-STD-810G standard compliance, which means that it can survive falls and drops that would wipe out other handsets. It also carries an IP68 certification rating for prrotection from dust and water.

If past is prologue, the specs on the Galaxy S8 Active will be the same as those on the regular version of the phone with one big exception; the batteries used on the Active models have traditionally outspec'd regular variants of the handset. Last year's 3000mAh battery on the Samsung Galaxy S7 was replaced with the 4000mAh juicer on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. Also different were the color options between the two models. The Galaxy S7 Active came in Camo Green, Titanium Gray and Sandy Gold compared to the Black, White, Gold, Pink Gold and Silver hues offered with the Galaxy S7.

The rest of the specs for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active should include a 5.8-inch display with a 1440 x 2960 resolution. Under the hood will be the Snapdragon 835 chipset. 4GB of RAM is inside, along with 64GB of expandable native storage. The 12MP rear-facing camera includes an aperture of f/1.7, PDAF and OIS. And a 5MP front-facing shooter will grace the front of the Galaxy S8 Active.

To get a version of the Galaxy S8 that will withstand drops and falls requires some change to that gorgeous design that has captivated so many. You will have to mull it over in your mind,what is more important to you, a phone that looks sensational or one that can take a pounding without any worries.

source: SamMobile

Related phones

Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31780; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A rugged version of the best phone out, can't be bad.

9. ph00ny

Posts: 2079; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not to mention larger battery

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31780; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right, and the standard battery is a beast as is.

31. jmill75

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

S6 Active was probably one of my favorite phones...and I have had a lot. Active devices are seriously under-rated. Battery is boss on them....

42. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

A&T= GARBAGE Exclusive models = Customers suffer

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

flat screen with more bezels?

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'll take that over the curved gimmick of the Galaxy S8 any day.

46. iushnt

Posts: 3181; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Yes because iPhone doesn't have curved display.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Omfg, it's AT&T exclusive again. When will Samsung learn that exclusivity is a terrible thing.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Interested in this rugged version of the S8. Will only get it if it's unlocked and carrier-free.

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

14. Heisenberg

Posts: 379; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Don't be a hater. Samsung already said the specs may change. So what cha talking about?

35. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

@Heisenberg if you call a true tech community like xda "hater" then there is something wrong with you.

20. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Considering Apple and Huawei had memory scandals, this is not as bad. Apple had that TLC memory problem on some early iphone 6's. Huawei is using DDR3 and eMMC on some of their designs. My S8+ has UFS 2.1 but even still, UFS 2.0 is a better compromise than DDR3 and eMMC.

23. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Meh, it's a decision based on available supplies. Either ship less or do this. I for one don't think it's the biggest crime in the world. Either one you get it will most likely be faster than HTC, Sony, Apple etc... So if another Samsung brother has slightly faster download speeds, then so be it. You are still rolling on everyone else. I agree that they need to plan the supply issue better next time though. Samsung vs Sony camera sensor, Exynos vs SD, UFS 2.0 vs UFS 2.1. All juggled fine imo.

29. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

It's as much of a Scam as the Exynos vs hlaf-assed Snapdragon variant. Thanks for sharing, I'd definitely look out for such when buying any of their devices. Even Microsoft did similar sh*t in the Surface Pro/Book, where the Toshiba NVME based storage was miles better performing than the Samsung variant.

36. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

@mrelectrifyer these companies think they can fool the consumers with their half assed attempts. Expose the scammers and sue their asses to oblivion.

33. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Articles like this is why Apple gets away with so many double standards. They support their champion even though its a shameless media created paper tiger champion like the iphone. They still support, defend, and standby this crappy champion. When Android has one, usually a Samsung device, you have LG, Nokia, Sony, HTC etc fans crying wolf and hurting the image of their champion with stupid petty crap like that article. This creates a false double standard where Apple is allowed to have faster storage on the iphone 7 plus vs the iphone 7 and Samsung gets torn a new A hole for offering some phones with slightly slower variants that are almost negligible. Seriously, shut the F up unless it's worse than what Apple does. Then complain all you want. This is way less of an issue than the iphone 6s with the TMSC vs Samsung SOC's where one had way better battery life. Yes Exynos vs SD is similar but that is purely a modem and geographic location thing which makes it acceptable.

37. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The butthurt is strong with this one.

38. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Says one of the most butthurt people on this site. All you do is attack trying to get the last word in.

40. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Another one with a strong butthurt.

7. det_bradlee

Posts: 164; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Bring back the home button!

8. androiduser

Posts: 558; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

If it has normal aspect ratio im buying it

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31780; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why would you even remotely think any S8 is going to be 16:9? C'mon dude, get a clue.

16. kevv2288

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Agreed but in this article Alan says the resolution is 2560 x 1440 which would make it 16:9. Pretty sure that's a typo.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31780; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think it's a typo. The Galaxy is moving away from that. Movie theaters are too, according to some employees I talked to.

21. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

In such case, I am never going to buy a phone again. I might upgrade to a Refurb Note 7 but that will be my last phone. I hate that stupid aspect ratio...It might be a thing for movie theaters but in case of mobile phones, with such low width, it doesn't make any freakin sense.

24. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

lol You will be fine with it. I have all types and its fine. My Surface Pro 4 is a weird one I don't recall. My Pixel C is some weird square root some crap or another. My Ipad is 4:3. The Nexus 4 and LG Optimus G was 15:9 or something. My GS8 is 18.5:9. My Pixel C is 16:9. They are just difference. Some better in some areas but adjustable in others. None of it is a big deal. The iphone refused to give up its 3:2 advantages for the longest time but when they finally switched to 16:9 the software adjusted to make up for the downsides. Same thing will happen here especially since LG and Samsung are pushing it. They know their media crap.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31780; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@phoneatenarocks. People said the same thing about the iPhone 5, when it went from 4:3 to 16:9. Now look, it's simple advancement dude.

30. kevv2288

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

I wonder if tvs will ever switch to something wider then the current 16:9. Most movies today are shot in 21:9 or somewhere close to that. It would elimate black bars in movies, except regular tv shows, etc it would add side bars.

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