Samsung Galaxy S8 Active pops up on Geekbench revealing key specs

For a few years now, Samsung has been regularly releasing rugged version of its flagship smartphones. Traditionally carrying the 'Active' moniker, said devices have been boasting the same internals, doubling down with better isolation from the external elements, and usually donning a larger battery at the rear. 

It seems that the Galaxy S8 is also getting the Active treatment, as such a device has been leaked for a while and it just recently popped on Geekbench where most of its hardware features got revealed.

Just like the regular S8 and S8+, the S8 Active will be boasting an octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset accompanied by 4GB of RAM. Running Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, the Galaxy S8 Active got 1942 single-core test and 6394 in the muli-core one, which ss very close to the results the Galaxy S8 and S8+ got. 

As far as battery capacity goes, last year's Galaxy S7 Active arrived with a 4,000mAh battery, a solid increase over the regular Galaxy S7's 3,000mAh battery. We expect the Galaxy S8 Active to also don a larger battery than the Galaxy S8. Additionally, we've also heard that the S8 Active will also support Qi wireless charging

Oh, and we've already got to see a render of the phone, which naturally looks a lot like the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but does not seem to sport a curved screen. The double-sloped screen really looks neat, but it wouldn't fly nicely with the rugged nature of the Galaxy S8 Active, so Samsung has gone for thicker bezels. Judging by our Galaxy S8 vs LG G6 drop test, the S8 Active best skip that posh design element if it wants to remain intact.

We are not sure when the S8 Active will be released - it could be any day now! One thing that's almost certain is that the phone will be AT&T exclusive, as is tradition. 



1. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Looks like a better version of the LG G6

2. adecvat

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Active without hardware buttons.

3. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Ughh I wish this phone was available across all carriers. I'm almost tempted to switch to AT&T entirely because of this phone.

4. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

You can buy it and unlock it for other networks.

9. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Even unlocked, it won't work with Verizon.

7. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

You are going to hate having done that at Trade-In time. No one wants it and other Carriers offer nothing decent for it.

8. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

No one wants this phone and carriers offer nothing for it? It's an S8 but more durable, flat screen, shatterproof, and a larger battery. To me, that's the perfect phone.

13. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

There were internationally unlocked versions for the S7 Active on Amazon and ebay. Pretty sure the S8A will have the same.

5. ahmadkun

Posts: 575; Member since: May 02, 2016

Dear samy .. the galaxy s8 Is too beautiful to come out with active version

6. bucknassty

Posts: 1328; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

This is very nice, no case needed... but i feel like they treat the active units as step brothers... their updates come real late

10. sissy246

Posts: 7088; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Post #6 Son had the new update before s6 and note 5 on his 7 active. So slower update is not always true.

14. deleon629

Posts: 453; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Surprisingly so, the s5 Active received its Nougat update months ahead of the s7 Edge, despite the popularity of the latter

11. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

meh.... and then Samsung as usual wouldn't release this internationally as per their still on payroll marketing people's clairvoyant deductions. Amazing that Android's king of the hill still need a lesson or 3 on how to sell s**t to willing buyers after all these years.

12. dmomintz

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

My S6 Active had Qi built in, so that's nothing new. This looks great, but I'm torn if I should wait for the Note 8... Guess it depends on the battery size they squeeze into the Active and if it actually keeps one of it's best features, the Active button, and doesn't waist it on that useless Bixby crap. This really is one of the best phones out there, shame AT&T keeps bogarting this series, although I hear it works fine on T-Mobile.

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