Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Features Military Grade Armor
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is now available for purchase in US. The biggest highlight of the smartphone is the durability and ruggedness. It makes it tougher in extreme environments. It comes with military grade shielding. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has a shatterproof display and is dust and water resistant. It also includes a metal frame and bumper to protect against shock, abrasion and tilting. The device has passed military specification testing against a subset of 21 specific environmental conditions such as dust, shock/vibration, low pressure/high altitude and extreme temperatures. The smartphone is rated to survive immersion in up to 5 feet of water for up to half an hour.
Design and Display
It flaunts 58-inch quad-HD super AMOLED display with resolution of 2560 x 14440 pixels. It features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front. The smartphone comes with a sturdy design and looks good. It ships with the 18:5:9 aspect ratio and is comfortable to hold. It has rugged and tough texture to offer a secure grip on the back and side bumpers. The phone also comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. The front of the device is clean and does not have any buttons.
Under the hood, it is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.35GHz. In terms of graphics, it houses Adreno 540 GPU. It includes 4GB of RAM and comes with 64GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD card up to 256GB. It runs Android Nougat-based TouchWiz UI.
Camera and Battery
In terms of optics, it comes with a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilization. The camera comes with features like autofocus, LED flash and 8x digital zoom. At the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus. It measures 151.8×74.93×9.9mm, and it weighs 208 grams. It is backed by a big 4000mAh battery and supports fast and wireless charging.
It comes with Samsung Bixby to respond to touch and voice. It also comes with the ability to translate as many as 52 languages. Just like Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the Galaxy S8 Active has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that lies adjacent to the camera module. It also includes an iris scanner for additional security.
Price and Launch Offers
It is available for purchase from August 11 and pre-order has been started. It comes in two gorgeous colors: meteor gray and titanium gold.
The smartphone is an AT & T exclusive in US and sells for $849.99. The launch offers are exciting. Buyers get the option to get $500 towards Samsung TV purchased online on purchase of the smartphone and add DIRECTV as well. One also gets the opportunity to buy Samsung Gear S2 for $0.99 or Gear S3 for $49.99 on a two-year agreement on AT & T next. In addition, one gets up to $200 in credits when he trades in an eligible smartphone in exchange.
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