Samsung’s upcoming phone in its rugged series — Galaxy S8 Active — is set to launch anytime soon. First leaked in April first, the phone with model number SM-G892A now stops by at the GFX Bench to inadvertently confirm its existence. The U.S. telecom operator AT&T has been the exclusive seller of the Samsung’s Active series of phone and will continue this year as well. Last week, the phone was spotted at GeekBench.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is already IP68 certified and has decent water and dust resistance. This flagship’s durable iteration, Galaxy S8 Active, is a step ahead with the MIL-STD-810G standard compliance for protection against drop and fall. The GFXBench listing confirms that the Galaxy S8 Active runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with Adreno 540 GPU, same as the flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+. By default, the Active will pack 4GB of RAM and offer 64GB built-in storage.
The S8 Active runs Android 7.0 Nougat “Samsung Edition” which is the TouchWiz UI. The listing shows the screen size as 5.4-inch with 1080×2008 resolution, which is rather odd. Then again, we have noticed several instances of this benchmark not depicting screen size accurately in the past. Especially with the unreleased devices.
The Galaxy S8 Active will feature the same 12-megapixel camera at the rear with dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus and an 8-megapixel selfie snapper on the front.
We are yet to see any visual evidence of how the Galaxy S8 Active looks like, but expect it to be entirely different – thicker, heavier and stubbier than the S8. There’s no word on the exact release date, pricing and availability of this durable smartphone from Samsung or AT&T. However, based on its recent appearances on GeekBench and GFXBench, expect the phone to see the day of light anytime soon albeit in the US market first.
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