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