Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Has a Rugged Body, Large Battery, and Flagship-Level Specs Set

Korean Giant Samsung has been releasing "Active" versions of their flagship releases since the Samsung Galaxy S4 way back in 2013 -- and since then, I've been wanting to get my hands on such variants.

The only problem is that Samsung has never released them in the Philippines. I'm not sure why. But I don't think I'm the only Pinoy mobile consumer who'd love to own one of these.

Why not? Galaxy Active variants are often as powerful as the regular versions; They have rugged construction; And they have larger battery packs compared to the standard models.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
All photos in this post are courtesy of Reddit.

Take for example the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, which was recently leaked by an anonymous Reddit user (he has since taken down his post on the social bookmarking and sharing site).

This version is every bit as powerful as the regular Samsung Galaxy S8, running its TouchWiz-flavored Android 7.1 Nougat OS with a beastly Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, having 4GB of RAM for multitasking, and coming with 64GB of internal storage.

Its imaging capabilities are likewise similar to that of the SGS8 and SGS8+. At the back, SGS8 Active has a 12 MegaPixel Dual Pixel f/1.7 camera which also shoots 4K 30fps videos. And in front, selfie-lovers should appreciate the 8 MegaPixel f/1.7 cam that's crafted to deliver clear shots in low light conditions.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

But on top of all that, Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is also wrapped in an ultra-rugged shell with military standard certification and it is powered by a massive 4,000 mAh Li-Ion battery pack that should provide longer uptime compared to the regular S8. If you enjoy going out of town and off-the-grid for extreme adventures, I think you'd appreciate these two value-added features.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

The only downside here is that SGS8Active doesn't have the Curved Infinity Display found on the standard flagship versions. The Korean Giant must have given it a flat face to make the touchscreen more shatter-resistant, adding to the ruggedness of the device.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be an AT&T exclusive model in the United States with a projected SRP of around $800 USD.

As for Galaxy fans in the Philippines who are eyeing this model, it looks like our only hope of getting it is through online sellers or the grey market players. Not sure, though, if these stores will be keen on bringing this SGS8Active here. But if there's demand, I don't see why not. Let them know.

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