Samsung has finally announced the Active variant of the flagship smartphone Galaxy S8. The smartphone has been listed as an AT&T exclusive for now, and is available for pre-order on AT&T Next for $28.34 (nearly ₹1,800) for 30 months to carrier subscribers only, with an unlocked price of $849.99 (nearly ₹54,100). Just like all the Active variants, the Galaxy S8 Active is also durable and rugged, making it tougher in extreme environments, apart from its massive 4000mAh battery. The smartphone has a shockproof housing complimenting the brilliant Infinity Display.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has passed military specification (MIL-STD-810G) testing against a subset of 21 specific environmental conditions, including extreme temperature, dust, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude. It will be available in Meteor Grey and Titanium Gold colour variants with the highlighting feature, military grade shielding. The Smartphone has a shatterproof display (a drop from up to 5 feet onto a flat surface) which is dust and water-resistant, and has a metal frame and bumper to protect against shock, abrasion, tilting or twisting. The smartphone is rated to survive immersion in up-to 5-feet of water for up-to 30 minutes.
The specifications on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active include a battery pack of 4000mAh, that is rated to offer 32 hours of talk time, 5 days on standby time, and 113 hours of audio playback time on speaker. The Smartphone runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC. It has 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage with the option to expand further via a microSD slot (up to 256GB). The single sim phone features a 5.8-inch QHD+(1440×2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display just like the one on the original Galaxy S8.
Optics on the smartphone include a 12-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, optical image stabilisation (OIS), 8x digital zoom, and LED flash. While on the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter with autofocus.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is up for pre-orders on AT&T and will also be available in stores from August 11. There are some additional offers provided by the carrier to lure customers. The buyer gets the option to get $500 (roughly ₹31,800) towards a Samsung TV purchased online when you purchase the Galaxy S8 Active on AT&T Next and add DIRECTV as well. Alongside the purchase of the Galaxy S8 Active, you can buy a Samsung Gear S2 for $0.99 or the Gear S3 for $49.99 (roughly ₹3,100) on a 2-year agreement on AT&T Next. Lastly, the purchase can get you up to $200 (roughly ₹12,700) in credits if you trade in an eligible smartphone in exchange.