Samsung Galaxy S8 Active shows off its rugged self

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8. We can expect the device to be certified to meet military specifications for drops and falls; the handset's IP68 certification rating allows the unit to be submerged in water as deep as nearly 5-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. Despite all of this protection, the phone should perform just as powerfully as the Samsung Galaxy S8 does, and once again the Active is an AT&T exclusive in the U.S.

Today, a picture of the Galaxy S8 Active surfaced. The image comes from the Wireless Power Consortium, the group behind the Qi wireless charging standard, and reveals that the phone is certified to employ Qi. Considering where the photo came from, it certainly seems as though this could be a genuine look at the phone. And as is usually the case with the Galaxy S Active model, some variations in appearance had to be made to accommodate the rugged nature of the device. For example, the picture shows that the curved edges of the Galaxy S8 have been straightened out, and the edge-to-edge display has been been replaced.

While most of the specs will remain the same, there could be a big hike in the capacity of the Galaxy S8 Active's battery. Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active featured a 4000 mAh power source compared to the 3000mAh cell on the Galaxy S7. Something similar could take place again this year.

Besides the picture of the Galaxy S8 Active that accompanies this story, the Consortium also revealed that the phone will sport the model number of SM-G892A. The same model number recently appeared when the Galaxy S8 Active received its Wi-Fi certification. In fact, several leaks about the Galaxy S8 Active contained the very same model number. 

We could see the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active become official any day now. Stay tuned!

source: WirelessPowerConsortium via GalaxyClub.nl (translated)

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21 Comments

1. skips

Posts: 480; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

i don't mind it, but I can already sense the angry mob that's going to cry about the bezels

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Looks like a ruggedized LG G6 with an extra button...

8. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Lol yeah it looks a lot like the G6.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That was the 1st thing I was gonna say. You hit that nail square on the head!

3. Saioofi

Posts: 342; Member since: May 23, 2014

Looks hideous...

5. Kennyb123

Posts: 4; Member since: May 22, 2017

Well, she's a man, so...

6. BuffaloSouce unregistered

The Active isn't built to look pretty...

4. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Damn, why some great phones are always USA only???

7. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Looks great. With a 4000 mah battery, it'll be a leader in battery life. Imagine if it had an exynos. The actives are always beasts. Too bad they are always only through att and have locked down bootloaders. Well all the US models do now...

9. Cat97

Posts: 1893; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Samsung is desperately trying to copy the G6 design, but fails miserably every time. The G6 has a "balance" that is hard to describe, everything is well proportioned. Even if the internals of the S8/Plus/Active are better, the G6 just looks much better.

10. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

What? This looks exactly like the G6 so what are you on about?

17. Cat97

Posts: 1893; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

This looks exactly like a Chinese copy of the G6.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"The G6 has a "balance" that is hard to describe," LMAO, you mean the G6's asymmetrical bezels? SMH

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He loves the G6. A phone LG tried to be greedy and sell with last years chipset, for the price of a phone with this years chipset.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah but AT&T and T-Mo versions are easier to root.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They weren't trying to copy anything. It looks like the S7 Active with thinner Bezels. Samsung is better than LG at EVERYTHING....so I dunno why you think they need to copy. Its better than the G6 too. The G6 is using last years CPU, boring UI, boring design like the Active as well. But the Active won't break when you drop it.

16. Eclectech

Posts: 350; Member since: May 01, 2013

LG's TVs are better...their washing machines are also pretty snazzy

18. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

4500 - 5000mah battery and I will buy that s8 active even if I'm not from U.S.

19. Leon898

Posts: 9; Member since: May 08, 2016

it is downright ugly. why not just focus on one model?

20. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

get an s8 throw a case with a really good bezel and a case friendly screen protector and you should be good even if you aren't a fan of the curved edges.

21. shawman

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

will this work with T-Mobile.

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