Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Spotted On Netflix [VIDEO]; Here's What The Leak Reveal

6 May 2017, 12:19 pm EDT By Vinay Patel Mobile & Apps

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has been floating around the rumor mill for quite a while now. Many theorized that the Active version of the well-received Galaxy S8 will not even see the light of day since Samsung seemed highly unlikely to change the striking design of the already popular Galaxy flagship. While nothing is set in stone yet, it looks like the naysayers are in for a colossal surprise!

Galaxy S7 Active failed to repress water; however, AT&T wants the South Korean handset maker to give this another shot. Bearing a codename "Cruiser," the earliest imprints of this cryptic device have been spotted in an unpredicted place.

The US-based entertainment company, Netflix recently confirmed that the SM-G892A (i.e. Galaxy S8 Active) supports HD Streaming. This shred of information is definitely good to know; however, it also accidentally spills the beans about the alleged Active iteration of the Galaxy S8.

Renowned tech tipster Roland Quandt cemented this find via a tweet. Breaking down a User Agent String is no child's play, but the key here is the model number 'SM-G892A,' which according to SamMobile is associated with a Galaxy S8 Active model being prepped for AT&T.

The Galaxy S8 already comes with an IP68 level certification, meaning, it can be dunked into a 1.5m depth of liquid for 30 minutes, but that's nothing to shout about since the S7 came with the same feature. What's worth noting, though, is that the S7 Active introduced MIL-STD-810G.

Bearing that in mind, the Galaxy S8 Active is said to maintain the same military standard. According to GSM Arena, Samsung could possibly bring back the front-facing hardware keys that the S8 ditched. It is imperative for "active" phones to have them since touchscreens do not go well with water.

The user agent does not divulge any sort of other details aside from reinforcing the presence of the Active version. It lists Android 7.0 operating system, which even the regular S8 packs at the moment, so that's hardly surprising.

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