1Samsung Designing Galaxy S8 Active With Military-Grade Ruggedness
Soon enough, a third high-end Samsung smartphone will join the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on store shelves. The new handset, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, has been designed as a more rugged version of the S8 model lineup and is expected to launch before we move too deeply into summer. The Galaxy S8 Active will reportedly come with the same power and software array as the Galaxy S8, but won’t have curved edges around the display. Although its cameras might match the Galaxy S8’s, the Galaxy S8 Active will come with all the ruggedness its predecessors lack. The Galaxy S8 Active could prove a popular option for field workers or anyone who drops their smartphones all too often. Read on to learn more.
2Where Did the Curves Go?
3Display Size Will Be the Same as the Galaxy S8
4Reports Say It’s Designed With Military-Grade Ruggedness
5Don’t Expect a Physical Home Button
6It Will Run Android Nougat
Samsung isn’t changing the software experience in the Galaxy S8 Active. The smartphone will run on Android Nougat and come with Samsung’s redesigned software skin, just like the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Also, look for the Galaxy S8 Active to support Samsung’s many apps including Bixby, Galaxy Apps and others.
7It Will Support Fast and Wireless Charging
8It Will Run the Bixby Digital Assistant
Samsung plans to include Bixby in the Galaxy S8 Active. Users can use Bixby to create calendar events and to-do lists, and also point their camera at items to receive actionable information, such as nutritional information or where to purchase the item. Bixby also can be used as a translator, among other features.
9There’s No Dual-Lens Camera
10It Will Have Top-of-the-Line Snapdragon Processor
11The Galaxy S8 Active Will Arrive in Summertime
Pricing and availability information is scarce, since Samsung hasn’t even confirmed the handset’s existence yet. However, most reports suggest the Galaxy S8 Active will cost around the same price—$750—as the Galaxy S8. Though an official launch date hasn’t been announced, Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy S8 Active over the summer.