The rumors were true. A rugged version of the Samsung flagship Galaxy S8 passed through FCC today. The new variant of the Galaxy S8 appeared on FCC and it reveals more information about the existence of a rugged variant. This rugged variant has been certified by the FCC and it is more likely coming soon.
As expected, this new information reveals the hardware and features of the model. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and an Adreno 540 GPU. It has a 4GB of RAM and is powered by Android 7.1.1 operating system. This rugged version, otherwise known as Samsung Galaxy S8 Active might have a higher battery capacity than the original S8. Just like the last year’s S7 active, this one may come with a 4,000mAh battery.
The model number of the rugged Galaxy S8 Active is SM-G892A and it is expected to come soon in the markets. The other features are similar to the original Samsung Galaxy S8. The most notable difference is the increased battery capacity and the rugged design. With its IP68 certification rating, the Galaxy S8 Active can be submerged in water to a depth of nearly 5-feet for as long as 30-minutes. Because of the rugged design, it can protect the phone from drops and falls.