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Samsung unveils ruggedly durable Galaxy S8 Active, available for Preorders starting Today

After many leaks and teasers online Samsung has finally made its flagship Galaxy S8 Active official. Designed around a metal frame with an improved, rugged structure, the device is shock-, shatter-, water-, and dust-resistant (IP68 certified). Constructed with military-grade materials for the utmost durability the metal frame features a bumper case to prevent major damage even from the drop of up to 5 feet. It’s also water resistant in five feet for up to 30 minutes.

The back cover has a rugged, tough texture for a secure grip. Coming to the specifications, Samsung Galaxy S8 Active sports a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display (2560 × 1440 pixels) with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Samsung has let go of S8’s most iconic feature, the Infinity Display, in order to make the Active sufficiently rugged. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with Adreno 540 GPU the handset is coupled with 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB of memory storage (UFS 2.1) which is further expandable via a microSD card (upto 256 GB). It runs on Android 7 Nougat with TouchWiz U.I on top.

The camera features include a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, OIS, 1.4µm pixel size. On the front, it houses an 8-megapixel auto focus snapper with f/1.7 aperture, 1/3.6″ sensor size and 80-degree wide-angle lens for an enhanced selfie experience along with video chats. The phone featuring a Bixby assistant, comes with a whopping 4,000mAh battery capacity packing fast charging support on board. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0, GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, and NFC.

Samsung Galaxy 8 Active would be offered in twin colored variants of Meteor Gray and Titanium Gold. The device would retail exclusively via AT&T carrier starting August 11 and would be available for pre-orders starting today-August 8th. It is priced at $850 (Rs. 54255 approx.) and will be available via the AT&T Next Plan as well costing $28.34 per month for 30 months.

Source: Samsung | AT&T

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