Samsung Galaxy Active rugged phone leaks with the Galaxy S9’s cameras and 4,500mAh battery
For years, Samsung has released a more rugged variant of its Galaxy S series smartphones. We don’t see them launched at the same time as the Galaxy S flagship, but we’ve come to expect an Active variant to be released (and exclusive to AT&T) in the following months. The Galaxy S7 Active had a launch in the month of June 2016, while those waiting on the Galaxy S8 Active had to hold out even longer for its August release the subsequent year. Fans expecting an active variant of the Galaxy S9 were left out entirely last year, but rumors say Samsung and AT&T are back at it again this year with the Samsung Galaxy Active.
We try to publish only the most reputable leaks here at XDA but, even in those cases, rumors should be taken with a grain of salt. Reputable leakers can get things wrong and massive companies like Samsung green light a number of projects only to have them canceled before being publicly launched. Last year we wrote about a list of codenames for unreleased Samsung devices for the year. In that list, we had a device that was suspected of being the Samsung Galaxy S9 Active.
If Samsung’s original plans had gone through without a hitch then we would have seen it launched last year. Sadly, the project was canceled (for an undisclosed reason) but a leaked press render shows what could be the 2019 Samsung Galaxy Active. Rumors say it will fall in line with previous devices in the series and be an exclusive smartphone from AT&T. Sadly, there isn’t much other information to go on. We have the alleged press render for the smartphone down below but that’s about it.
The source says the date August 9th (which we can see in the image) just might be when the device is expected to launch. First rumors of this smartphone made headlines around MWC earlier this year. Other highlights of the phone, including the Galaxy S9 camera set up (12MP) and a 4,500mAh battery, come from that initial leak. It also includes details such as Android 8.1 Oreo, the Exynos 9610 SoC, and a 5.2-inch 1440p display. But again, take all of this with a grain of salt until an official announcement is made (especially that Exynos chipset on an AT&T exclusive smartphone).
Source: Android Headlines