Samsung’s initial success with its flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones has proved its critics wrong and it has also undone the image damage caused by Note 7 fiasco. But Samsung refuses to rest on these laurels. Rather it is going pretty strong and will soon come up with a new surprise in the form of another variant of Galaxy S8. Yes, works on Galaxy S8 Active has already begun and Samsung plans to release it by June.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active carries the model number SM-G892A and has aptly been codenamed Cruiser, cites Sammobile. If this report stands to be true, it means that Samsung has decided to continue its Active line of smartphones this year as well. It has been a norm with the Korean giant to release an Active variant of Galaxy S flagship phones with larger batteries. These are released mainly in overseas market.
It may be a little tough to imagine what more could be added to the already perfect Galaxy S8. But what we can be sure of is MIL-STD-810G standard compliance, of course in addition to the IP68 certification. Another feature in Active variants is the Active key, which if Samsung will stick to in S8 Active will become the second key after Bixby button.
Lastly, as is the usual case with Active phones, the Galaxy S8 Active is likely to be AT&T exclusive. But we would definitely like to see Samsung break the rule this time and broaden its availability, given that expectations with anything associated with Galaxy S8 are already running sky high.