Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active receives a green light from the FCC

Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active receives a green light from the FCC
The rugged version of Samsung's latest flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, has been certified by the FCC. The AT&T exclusive landed on Geekbench recently, revealing that it will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset. That means that the unit will feature an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, and Android 7.1 is pre-installed. Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active featured a 4000mAh battery, topping the 3000mAh cell inside the Samsung Galaxy S7. We should see something similar this year with the battery in the Galaxy S8 Active offering longer battery life than the one inside the Galaxy S8.

The device carries a model number of SM-G892A, and even though the phone carries similar specs as the Galaxy S8, the handset will have a slightly different look. Traditionally, the rugged version of Samsung's latest flagship phone features a strong protective casing that can protect it from falls and drops. With its IP68 certification rating, the Galaxy S8 Active can be submerged in water to a depth of nearly 5-feet for as long as 30-minutes.

Now that the FCC has certified the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, it shouldn't be terribly long before the handset is officially unveiled. If you're the butterfingers type that can't seem to hold on to his/her phone, the Galaxy S8 Active can't arrive soon enough.

source: FCC via MobileXpose



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I have the S7 Active, still works fine... The S8 Active's battery life will be the deciding factor of whether it will get my purchase or not.

2. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Is this thing ever gonna be released!?

3. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It will since the active version of previous generations were released for a few years now.

4. sun0066

Posts: 275; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Just for att it seems a thing from the past but still occurs . A shame , i wonder which is the contract for them to keep such exclusitivity with att It reminds me how apple keep the iPhone just exclusive for att for so many year , thanks to that android was born !

5. DaveElliott

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Who would pay extra if they offered a note 8 version?

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

With the right case just make your own active.

7. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I wish this phone was available for Verizon. It'll be the best phone on the market in my opinion.

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