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. 



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