One thing is better than Galaxy S9, and it's an S9 Active with a huge battery

One thing is better than Galaxy S9, and it's an S9 Active with a huge battery
There is only one thing better than a Galaxy S-line phone, and it is its Active version. Top among the reasons is the fact that those ship with much larger batteries than the originals, righting the main wrong with Samsung's otherwise excellent flagships.

It seems that the Galaxy S9 Active won't be an exception, as, thanks to a leaked screenshot with its purported specs, we learn that the rugged phone will sport a 4000mAh battery pack, again. The phone here is coded as SM-G893, hinting at a true Galaxy S8 Active successor, as that one carries the model number SM-G892.

The rest of the specs are mimicking what the S9 has to offer, with a 5.8" QHD+ display, 4GB RAM/64 GB storage configuration, and a Snapdragon 845 chipset, indicating a stateside launch. As to why the screenshot is in Dutch, remains a mystery, but hopefully it means a wider release compared to previous Active models that were reserved for just one US carrier, AT&T.

source: ReadyTricks via GSMArena



1. Paranoid_Android unregistered

Make available here in Dubai unlocked, and I will buy it, what's there not to like?! No notch, no curved edges, huge battery, well placed fps, no glass back. I'm going in.

4. Feanor

Posts: 1421; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Samsung Experience is not to like...

7. sentinel336

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

You obviously haven't used one in a while...The experience is great these days!

9. Feanor

Posts: 1421; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Sure I have. On my J5. Do you know that when I call someone and they are busy, there is no "hung up" button on the screen? A colleague of mine today told me that when you use the mute button, there is no way to know if you have muted also alarms. Because Samsung sees it fit to change these things in comparison to stock Android and leaves them half-baked. And let's not start with the six month and more delay of getting a new Android version. Or the aesthetic mismatch between stock Google apps and the Experience overlay.

2. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

i really wish they make this device available worldwide I would buy in an instant

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

T-Mobile does carry the S8 Active so they may carry the S9 Active as well...

5. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

T-Mobile, Sprint, and obviously AT&T carried it last year. If this would work on Verizon, it would be my next phone.

6. LRSousa

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

And a flat screen*.

8. rsiders

Posts: 2018; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Why does Samsung do this? It proves they can put a larger battery in their flagships and make a version without the curved screen which a lot of users ask for. Why not make a non-Active version with the same battery capacity in the first place? Samsung trolls is every year with this.

10. Fellwalker

Posts: 542; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Note 9 active and maybe.... The stylus might be enough to accept the silly narrow screen.

11. matistight

Posts: 1031; Member since: May 13, 2009

S7 Active, 4k Battery S8 Active, 4k Battery S9 Active, 4k Battery. Wtf, evolve! Make that bulky phone bigger!

12. matistight

Posts: 1031; Member since: May 13, 2009

Also the S8 Active was made available for ATT, T Mobile, and Sprint, so idk why you are acting like this will be an AT&T exclusive...

13. Zolo111 unregistered

Dual sim please!

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