Samsung Galaxy S8 Active: All You Need To Know

It is a Samsung ritual that every year it launches a flagship smartphone, it will follow it up with a rugged version of the same. In 2017, what it means is that Galaxy S8 will get a Galaxy S8 Active version. On the face of it, the idea does not look bad. First, make people consider your smartphone in high regard. Then show-off its rugged version to drive home the point as to why everybody should have it. However, the Galaxy S8 is a stunning phone to look at and a powerhouse to use. Will the active treatment build upon the already-stellar Samsung flagship for 2017. Read on to find out more about Samsung S8 Active (shortened for easy usage) price in India, launch date, specifications and features.

Samsung S8 Active Leaked Image

This is the alleged Samsung S8 Active. Image courtesy Wirelress Power Consortium

Samsung S8 Active Price in India

Price (expected) Rs 65,000

The ‘regular’ Samsung S8 costs Rs 57,900 for now (MRP is Rs 62,600). The Samsung S8 Active may sport a price tag of Rs 65,000. The reason we say so is this – in making the S8 Active, Samsung will to compromise certain aspects of the S8. Among those bits are the screen, construction materials and general aesthetic of the phone.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Motorola Moto Z2

Samsung S8 Active Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) September 2017

It has been almost a month since the Samsung S8 came to India. So, launching another phone within a month or two after that may not work for Samsung. By our estimation, if Samsung wishes for this device to be more than just a derivative, the S8 Active should come to India in September. By then, when the hype will be around Apple, the Samsung S8 Active will make people take note of the Korean smartphone maker.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 India Review

Samsung S8 Active Specifications

Processor 2.35GHz octa-core 64-bit Exynos 8895
RAM 4GB
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 256GB)
Display 5.8-inch, Full HD (1920x1080p), Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 aspect ratio
OS TouchWiz UI atop Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary (rear) Camera 12-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh with Fast Charging
Dual SIM Yes

No Active variant of Samsung’s flagship smartphones has been different from its regular counterparts. The same should also hold true for Samsung S8 Active. However, an increase in battery size can still happen, can’t it?

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7

Samsung S8 Active Features

  • Dual SIM
  • Flat screen
  • Expandable storage
  • Shock resistant
  • Big screen
  • Android 7.0 Nougat

In its transition from S8 to S8 Active, the smartphone will have to make a few compromises. First off, the fingerprint scanner may be removed to reduce the number of delicate parts on this phone. Second, the design of the S8 means that Samsung S8 Active will not have any buttons on the front. On the flipside, the phone will be shockproof. The S8 is already waterproof and dust-proof. Expect the Samsung S8 Active to have those capabilities too.

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