Samsung usually rolls out an Active version of its flagship Galaxy S series. And a new leak from the Wireless Power Consortium reveals the first look of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 Active.
The Wireless Power Consortium,the group behind Qi wireless charging standards, has come with a dedicated page, which lists the upcoming device with model number SM-G892A. This makes sense, as the Galaxy S7 Active had a model number of SM-G891A. The image posted by the group shows the front panel of the device and it seems that Samsung has removed much-talked dual-curved edges to give more strength to the smartphone.
The front also has some noticeable bezels and the device somewhat looks similar to the LG G6. Further, there are no physical keys on the front, while at the sides, you get the same volume controls, a dedicated Bixby button and power on/off button. Further, the image also reveals that the corners of the smartphone are bumped out, meaning that the brand might have reinforced the chassis in order to make the phone more shock proof. Lastly, one could expect similar specifications which are found in the Galaxy S8, however, the Active versions generally have more battery backup as compared to the original ones.
Though the launch of the Galaxy S8 Active might take place next month, but it already has a competitor from LG. LG has recently launched a new rugged smartphone known as LG X Venture, which offers some good ruggedness along with some respectable specs at an affordable price tag. And it would be interesting to see, what Samsung have up its sleeve for this one.