Whenever a device gets an FCC Certification it means at least two things – the launch is likely not far away and the product is US bound (because FCC is a US body). It can also mean that a product could be made in USA but meant only for export. However, this is not going to be the case with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 Active, the toughened version of the standard high-end Galaxy devices.
The said device has been shown with the FCC ID – A3LSMG892A indicating that the launch is near enough. This certification doesn’t reveal much, although, it shows a diagrammatic representation of the S8 Active especially of its back side. The Certification logo can be seen around the bottom of the bodywork while the Samsung moniker, camera and the fingerprint sensor on the top half.
The diagram shows the design of the device highlighting the strengthened outer body which would make it completely resistant towards drops and other atmospheric elements. The Active variant is said to be powered by the same Snapdragon 835 processor along with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. This will, of course, be expandable up to 256 GB just like the standard version. The camera will be carried forward as well with 12MP having an aperture of f1.7. However, the screen will be downgraded to 1080p or FULL HD but will remain Super AMOLED in nature.
The S8 Active will also be IP68 certified making it highly water and dust resistant. The South Korean company is scheduled to reveal the next Note flagship towards the end of August, we believe that the Galaxy S8 Active might be unveiled in the same month. However, this remains a guess.
Keep watching this space as we bring you more updates on this.
News source: MobileXpose