The Infinity Display on themay give the phone a premium look and feel, but more screen also means more potential for ugly cracks. A tougher S8 may be exactly what us accident-prone people need, and it's looking more likely than ever that an "Active" version of the phone is on the way.
Why so certain? Documents mentioning the Galaxy S8 Active have appeared on Samsung's official website. We'd heard that Samsung was working on the S8 variant and that it could be another AT&T exclusive, but these docs (which mention AT&T apps, by the way) makes it that much closer to being official.
For those unfamiliar, Samsung has a tradition of releasing "Active" versions of itsand , which feature better drop, dust and water resistance. They may not have the same sleek look as their non-Active counterparts — the is bulkier and has more physical buttons than the — but they give you the same Galaxy experience with the added peace of mind of having a less fragile phone.
The documents don't say anything about when the S8 Active will arrive, but historically, Samsung's Active phones have come out in either June or July. If that trend continues, perhaps the phone will be announced in time for yourand beach trips.
CNET put the regular S8 and goofy cases like this. With Samsung's Active phones, it's kind of like the case is built into your device.through and found that the huge display, rear casing, and frame were all susceptible to cracking or dents. You could always buy a screen protector or case, but the big curved edge-to-edge display may prove difficult to protect — it's also given rise to
Although we don't know what the S8 Active will look like yet, Samsung's documents give us an idea of some of the apps and features the phone will get. Among the list are features like Bixby Home/Vision, Samsung's Always on Display, Samsung Pay, and.
Samsung declined to comment for this story.