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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active lacks edge-to-edge Infinity Display, implements fixed Bixby button

Details have emerged early about the new Galaxy S8 Active from a user purporting to have the device in hand, with pictures surfacing showing that the edge-to-edge Infinity Display featured heavily in advertising is absent from the ruggedized phone.




If the device examined is in fact the Galaxy S8 Active, it apparently has a 5.8-inch uncurved display, with notable bezels on the sides and top of the device. The phone lacks the remappable "Active" button of previous models, with the button dedicated to Samsung's Bixby voice assistant technology on the new device.

The S8 active also has a larger 4,000mAh battery than its non-ruggedized progenitor. The Galaxy S8 has a 3000mAh battery, with the S8 Plus packing 3500mAh. As a result, the user reports that it is about 1.5x times thicker than the 8mm Galaxy S8.

The sides are metal, with a polymer back to the phone.

Otherwise, the device has the same Snapdragon 835 processor with 64GB of storage, and 4GB of application RAM. The cameras remain the same as well.

The Reddit post first publishing the pictures of the device has since been deleted. The leaker claims to have obtained the device from a Samsung employee in California.