Samsung Galaxy S8 Active: the Infinity Display in a formalized reinforced chassis

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Subject to several leaks, the Active version of the Galaxy S8 is now official. Like its predecessors, it takes back the design of its model, including Infinity Display, while adapting it to harsh conditions of use.

At the beginning of last week, Samsung and the American operator AT & T have formalized the Active version of the Galaxy S8 that we have already mentioned in our columns. Like last year, this declination intended for outdoor uses will be proposed exclusively by this partner with the risk that it does not leave the American borders. A risk that is not negligible since it was the case for the S7 Active … Yet the Galaxy S8 Active is a high – end smartphone that it would be a shame not to observe closely, A unique feature in the S8 range: it is the only one whose screen is 100% flat.

The only S8 with flat screen

Indeed, no curved border with this smartphone made to be used with gloves at temperatures warmer or colder than normal, in atmospheric conditions (dust and humidity) less favorable to the urban users. So if you wanted a S8, but you are disappointed not to have the option of choosing a flat screen, this could have been your chance. Especially as the slab of the Galaxy S8 Active is very similar to that of the Galaxy S8: 5.8 inches Super AMOLED Quad HD with very thin borders around.

Galaxy S8 Active

On the protection side, the mobile phone rests on a metallic reinforced chassis. It is IP68 certified, as the classic version, but also MIL-STD-810G, the most widespread military standard. The mineral glass that dresses it is the Corning Gorilla 5. Of course, such protection affects the thickness and weight of the phone: 9.9 mm on one side, 208 grams on the other. A beautiful baby! For the sake, Samsung has included Samsung Pay for mobile payment. Inside, we find the configuration of the S8, with one exception: the battery. The model here offers 33% extra power, ie 4000 mAh. This is generous, but also logical considering the usage and the target of the phone.

An identical configuration

For the rest, no surprise: Snapdragon 835 (since it is a mobile destined for the United States), 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, LTE category 12 connection, WiFi ac dual band, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB type-C, 3.5 mm jack, back imprint reader, heart rate monitor, retinal scanner, 12 megapixel photo sensor (f / 1.7 lens, phase detection autofocus, Megapixels, Android 7.0 Nougat. The mobile is DeX compatible, of course.

You will also notice that Samsung has removed the mechanical buttons on the front panel, taking advantage of the movement of the fingerprint reader. Two colors are available: gold or gray. The phone is already pre-ordered. Its sale price is associated with a commitment. However, be aware that the amount could be $ 850. Either much more expensive than the Galaxy S7 Active. It remains to be seen if Exynos versions are planned for the international. But we would obviously not count on it.

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