Based on a recent leak from Android Headlines, Samsung will carry back its Active line of rugged smartphones with the simply-titled Samsung Galaxy Active.
Not like previous Active smartphones, the Galaxy Active will reportedly not be based on a Galaxy S flagship. Which means the phone is not going to be a rugged version of the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, or Galaxy S10e. It certainly shows within the leaked image, which shows three physical buttons under the display and sizable bezels surrounding the display.
Curiously, the leaked render looks identical to the rugged Samsung smartphone noticed during Mobile World Congress in February. Leaked specs include a 5.2-inch display with 2,540 x 1,440 resolution, an 8MP selfie camera, 12.2MP primary camera, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9610 processor, a 4,500mAh battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo.
There’s the talk of the rumored Samsung Galaxy Active being a re-purposed version of the reportedly-canceled Galaxy S9 Active. Backing up that talk are the selfie and primary cameras reportedly coming from the Galaxy S9. The mid-range Exynos 9610 processor means the Galaxy Active’s picture quality won’t be pretty much as good as the Galaxy S9’s, however.
As for when we can anticipate the Galaxy Active, the report pegged an August 9 launch. The report additionally said AT&T would carry the phone. AT&T previously carried the Galaxy S4 Active through the Galaxy S8 Active, the last flagship Active smartphone.
As a substitute of being marketed to the masses, the Galaxy Active is reportedly aimed toward the fire and police departments, together with other companies. That doesn’t imply common folks won’t be able to purchase the phone, however, don’t expect AT&T to push it to the masses.