Samsung Galaxy S8 Active and Mini Models on the Way?

By Andrew Fenn

Samsung will be launching a tougher Active edition of the Galaxy S8 after all, according to rumours reported by several tech news sites.

The technology giant usually announces its Galaxy S Active phone models in June, so any forthcoming announcement will be later than usual, but multiple news outlets seem to be confident that an official reveal is imminent, including Tech Advisor and Tech Radar.

The news appears to have originated from dedicated Samsung news site Sammobile, but the SM-G892A model number appearing in an official document on the official Samsung website (which appears to have been swiftly removed) and Netflix revealing that one of these handsets has apparently been using its service all lend credence to its existence.

The Active revision of the popular Galaxy S smartphone is designed to be more robust than the standard edition, to withstand more knocks, scrapes and general abuse from the more accident-prone consumer. If previous models are anything to go by, the Galaxy S8 Active will only be available in the US, and exclusive to AT&T.

There are further rumours that Samsung is also preparing to launch the Galaxy S8 mini, although there seems to be far less solid information regarding this model.