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Aug 8, 2017
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After months of leaked details, Samsung has finally unveiled what it claims to be the toughest smartphone in the Galaxy line: the Galaxy S8 Active.

How tough is it, you might ask. According to the official press release, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is "constructed with military-grade materials for the utmost durability." The device protected by a metal frame and bumper, and a rugged back cover (polycarbonate), rendering it almost impervious to shock, shattering, water, and dust.

"Our new Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is designed with tested durability and strength to address the needs of consumers who need a more rugged device for their lifestyle," Samsung Electronics President and CEO Tim Baxter said in a press release.

Unlike its regular counterpart, which was the first phone SquareTrade has tested "that's cracked on the first drop on ALL sides," the Active version is built for the clumsiest users who have holes for hands.

Being built for an apocalypse is only half of the improved Galaxy S8's appeal. Here are its other thrilling features.


Say hello to Bixby.
Because Siri is so yesterday. The personal and intelligent voice assistant will help both the working man—intelligent vision, voice, a personalized home page, and smart reminders—and outdoorsman in you—stopwatch, barometer, compass, and flashlight.

Bigger and badder screen. Never worry about rowdy kids borrowing your beloved phone. Good marks for aesthetic, ease of holding (5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Display, 18.5:9 aspect ratio), and sturdiness (resistant to cracks).

Long life. 2016 was a grim period for Samsung, particularly its batteries, so expect them to bounce back in a big way is year. The Galaxy S8 Active carries a large 4,000 mAh unit that allows you to "power up wirelessly."

Robust camera. Its handy lens are highlighted by the 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera and 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera for optimal display and arresting photos.

Safe and secure. Did we mention theft-proof? The device is equipped with fingerprint and iris scanners, but more importantly, the Samsung Knox, "the defense-grade mobile security platform designed to protect (its) integrity."


The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will hit stores on August 11 in Meteor Gray and Titanium Gold

 

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