Samsung recently announced that it will launch an improved version of the Galaxy S8 smartphone. The company will call it Galaxy S8 Active. The device will be more durable compared to the previous model. According to a report from TechCrunch, the device will be exclusive to AT&T. The smartphone will be officially released on August 11, 2017. The smartphone will cost $850.20, or consumers can pay it for $28.34 a month over a 30-month payment plan.

What is the difference between the two?

A lot of people are asking if there is a major difference between the Galaxy S8 Active and its previous model. There is no major upgrade on the new version.

But the new device is expected to sport a larger, thicker and, heavier body compared to the original S8. The upcoming smartphone has a huge 4,000mAh battery capacity, while the previous model only has a 3000mAh battery.

Might new smartphone have Note 7 battery issues?

The company is really pushing its battery capacities beyond the normal limits. Samsung supporters are hoping that the new device does not have the same problem like the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 because of its huge battery capacity. The device will also be dust and water resistant for up to five feet and 30 minutes underwater, just like the previous model.

Samsung ditches Infinity Display

The company might also ditch some of the iconic features of the smartphone’s original version. Samsung will get rid of the Galaxy S8 Active’s Infinity Display in order to make the device sufficiently rugged.

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Even if the device has Gorilla Glass on both sides, the edge-to-edge glass will still make it very vulnerable to drops. The company calls the new display a “shatter resistant" screen.

Galaxy S8 Active has military-grade materials

The sides of the upcoming device will be completely encased by a bumper, which will control the considerable bezel spaces on the front part. The back portion of the previous model was also removed and replaced with a harder material. There is no doubt that the Galaxy S8 Active has military-grade durability standards, and it will surely be a huge hit in the market

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus can also survive a five-foot drop onto a flat surface, but users should take note that drops can cause minor scratches and other damages to device’s screen or body. Even though Bixby had a rough start and only a few people use it, the company retained the Bixby smart assistant button on its side.