Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Leaked By Wireless Power Consortium

Have you ever dropped a smartphone and watched in horror as it landed awkwardly on a hard surface, shattering the display in the process? That is just one of the hazards that adventurers face when climbing mountains and venturing beyond the local mall. It is also why Samsung builds rugged versions of its flagships handsets. The next model will be the Galaxy S8 Active, an image of which appears on the Wireless Power Consortium's website.

The Wireless Power Consortium is the group behind the Qi wireless charging standard that Samsung employs in some of its handsets. Apparently the Galaxy S8 Active will be one of them. While Samsung has not yet confirmed the phone's existence, seeing it appear on a certification website comes with additional credibility versus a random leak on Twitter or some overseas website, which is often the case.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
Image Source: Wireless Power Consortium

Not much info about the Galaxy S8 Active is given in the listing. It was registered last week and carries the model number SM-G892A. Beyond that, the only other information available from the listing is what can be gleaned from the image, which shows that the curved edges have been straightened out a bit. The image also indicates that Samsung had to forgo an edge-to-edge display on the Galaxy S8 Active in order to ruggedize the handset.

Like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the Galaxy S8 Active will not have a physical home button on the front. While not really surprising, that could make things a bit tricky when the device gets wet. And unlike those other handsets, the Galaxy S8 Active appears to have bumpers on all four corners to absorb shock from being dropped. That should make it a bit more bulky than the non-Active models, though to what extent we do not know.

The listing does not include any hardware specs, though the consensus on the web is that it will be the same or similar to the non-Active variant. That means we can expect a 5.8-inch display with a 2960x1440 resolution powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 0SoC and 4GB of RAM.

There's also a good chance the Galaxy S8 Active will have a bigger battery, as was the case with the previous generation—the Galaxy S7 Active featured a 4,000 mAh battery, versus the 3,000 mAh battery found in the regular Galaxy S7. IN this case, the Galaxy S8 also has a 3,000 mAh battery.