After the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, we may be seeing another high-end model coming soon from the Korean company. A certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance suggests that there will be a Samsung Galaxy S8 Active destined for the global market.
Samsung traditionally launches an Active version of the flagship phone alongside the standard models, but as exclusive to US carriers (AT&T specifically). However, a new entry filed in the Wi-Fi Alliance database suggest that there will be a Galaxy S8 Active model for the rest of the world.
Carrying the model number SM-G892U, it shares the same model number as the AT&T phone (SM-G892A), where the U could stand for Unlocked.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is said to featured the following specifications:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
- 5.8-inch 2960 x 1440 pixel Super AMOLED shatter-proof display
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB Internal Storage
- 12MP f/1.7 rear camera
- 8MP f/1.7 Selfie camera
- USB Type-C connector
- A thicker and heavier construction
- MIL-STD-810G Compliant
- 4000mAh battery
If this news is correct, we may see the arrival of an Active-series smartphone in other markets outside of the US (which may include Malaysia). Not many phones has MIL-STD compliance. It would be a great option for those who needs the ruggedness that only the Active models can offer.