Galaxy S8 Active images and details leak, show off familiar design and...

Galaxy S8 Active images and details leak, show off familiar design and 4000mAh battery

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For four years now, Samsung has released an “Active” variant of its flagship Galaxy S devices, starting with the Galaxy S4 Active. They’ve all carried the same basic formula, adding a durable body, MIL-STD certification, and a larger battery to the phones they’ve been based on. Now, pictures and some details of the Galaxy S8 Active have leaked online, revealing that the phone doesn’t stray too far from the family tree.

Our leakster is apparently a friend of a Samsung employee in San Francisco who had access to this prototype. He originally uploaded a video, but took it down at the advice of other redditors just in case the device had any identification marks on it. He also deleted his reddit thread. That’s a bummer, but we’ve still got some pics.

The front looks like G6-esque without the curves.
This AT&T Galaxy S8 Active carries the model number SM-G892A. The screen is reportedly about the same size as the standard S8’s 5.8-inch unit, but it’s not curved, likely for durability reasons. In the past, all Active devices have ditched the physical home key and capacitive keys for rugged physical keys, but the on-screen keys are still present here. The body is mostly polycarbonate, but the sides are metal, and it’s apparently 1.5x as thick as the normal S8. The battery weighs in at 4000mAh; for comparison, that’s 1000mAh more than the S8’s, 500mAh more than the S8+’s, and exactly the same as the S7 active’s.

Love the very professional watermarking.
Interestingly, the trademark reprogrammable Active Key has been ditched for the Bixby button, and it isn’t remappable. Bixby voice reportedly isn’t working, but that can be chalked up to the ftact that this is a prototype. The aging Android 7.0 Nougat is on board, which is somewhat disappointing, but hey, this is Samsung.

Article originally published at: Android Police