13 August 2019
Samsung is known for releasing Galaxy S flagships every year and following them up with a rugged variant. The rugged variant is launched with "Active" moniker and is AT&T exclusive in the United States. But for some reason, it did not release a Galaxy S9 rugged version last year and now, a new report claims that the same variant is now getting closer the launch.
The report is coming from Android Headlines as they have shared an alleged Samsung Galaxy Active rendered image. It shows the phone from the front and back with a design that we have become familiar seeing in Samsung rugged smartphones. It has a bigger top and bottom bezels along with physical navigation keys on the front panel.
The back panel features a single rear shooter with LED flash. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the left side of the rear camera which is different than the Galaxy S9 placement. The phone is covered in a thick casing to protect it from getting damaged after accidental drops. There is also an AT&T branding on the back panel confirming that it will be coming to the carrier.
On the front, you can see the device with a wallpaper set to August 9th date. This is speculated to be the official launch date for Galaxy Active but we will have to wait to know if it is actually true. The report does not offer any details regarding specifications but as per previous speculations, the Galaxy Active will be sporting a 5.2-inch Quad HD+ (2540 x 1440 pixels) display. It will have Exynos 9810 processor and 4,500mAh battery. The camera setup is the same as the Galaxy S9 which includes a 12.2-megapixel rear shooter and an 8megapixel front shooter.
This is pretty much what we know about the Galaxy Active rugged smartphone so far. We will be sharing more as any more details become public. And if the latest leak is anywhere being close to the actual release date, we should see an official announcement from Samsung next week.