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Images and hands-on video of the Galaxy S8 Active leaked

S8 Active live images and video leaked
It looks better than its predecessor, no doubt.
The S8 Active is likely to be launched within the week but we've already had some of its more intimate details revealed.

Less than a week ago, we had the new Galaxy S8 Active as billed for launch by the end of July. We're still eight days before the month comes to a close but we've already gotten live images, a hands-on video, and an AMA from a user of the S8 Active. The video has been taken down but users managed to salvage screenshots.

The source of the leak? A Redditor who got his hands on the device by unknown means. A surprise, but a welcome one nonetheless. 

The leak confirmed a few things we've known about the device for a while, most notable being its battery and build. The S8 Active is a rugged version of the S8, which means it forgoes the S8's infinity display and delicate build for something a bit more solid. 

The leak also confirmed that the S8 Active has the same software as the S8, with it also running on Android 7.0, which is a bit disappointing. While its build may be different, it apparently retains the same screen size as the S8, and also houses a non-customizable Bixby button. It abandons the Active button, though.

Here's a rundown of some confirmed details.

  • Snapdragon 835
  • 5.8" QHD display
  • 4000mAh battery
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of storage
  • Polycarbonate back, metal sides

It also seems to be carrier-locked to AT&T, just like we reported a few months ago.

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Ricci Rox, 2017-07-23 (Update: 2017-07-23)
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - News Editor - @riccirox
I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.