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Galaxy S8 Active

Galaxy S8 Active now official: what’s new then?

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active has officially been revealed, coming in as an AT&T exclusive for now. Of course, it’s not the first time we catch a glimpse of the phone, thanks to numerous leaks in the last few months.

But rugged nature aside, what makes the new phone stand out from the vanilla Galaxy S8?

For starters, the Galaxy S8 Active eschews the curved AMOLED screen in favour of a flat 5.8-inch 2560×1440 display, but we’ve also got the same Snapdragon 835/4GB RAM/64GB storage combo as the standard phone.

The biggest change comes in the battery department though, as Samsung boosts the capacity to a large 4000mAh pack. This is 1000mAh more than the standard S8 and 500mAh more than the S8+.

Otherwise, the same 12MP f/1.7 main camera is here, as well as the 8MP selfie shooter. But those hoping for the Bixby key to disappear or become multi-functional will be disappointed¬†— it’s still here.

As for its design, Samsung’s new phone carries a¬†MIL-STD-810G rating, being shatter/dust/water resistant. So if you liked the Galaxy S8 but wanted something more durable, you might want to import this one.

Author Bio

Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More