Just like its predecessor, Samsung intends to roll out another variant of a Galaxy S8, one that will provide additional durability as opposed to the beautifully crafted, yet highly damage-prone flagship. The Galaxy S8 active has been spotted in another leak and looks like it will not be long till we see a more rugged version of Samsung’s latest and greatest mobile offering.
No Design Leak Present But Model Designation Number Present in User String
For those that are interested, the model number of the upcoming Galaxy S8 active is said to be SM-G892A, which seems to be accurate because if you match this number with the previous smartphone, the Galaxy S7 active, it featured the number SM-G891A where the letter ‘A’ will obviously stand for ‘active’. Very little information has been provided about the smartphone other than the fact that it will be running Android 7.0 right off the bat.
As for its design, that information is yet to be revealed. Since the smartphone is exclusively targeted to the U.S. market, we are certain that only a Snapdragon 835 will be present underneath the hood. Rumors have pitted the handset to be provided by more carriers than just AT&T but remember to take this with a pinch of salt for now.
Another thing that could be different about the upcoming Galaxy S8 active is its exterior chassis. Instead of a metal and glass exterior, we could be looking at a plastic and rubberized body that will protect the handset against drops. Unfortunately, this approach might prevent the Galaxy S8 active from providing support for wireless charging.
The display could be protected by layers of plastic instead of Gorilla Glass 5 since plastic is more durable than glass but is more prone to scratches from keys, coins and even knives.
What sort of changes are you expecting from the Galaxy S8 active? Let us know down in the comments.