Samsung Galaxy S9 Active

  • Cancelled

    Android 8.0
    64GB storage, microSD slot
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  • 5.8"
    1440x2960 pixels
  • 12MP
  • 4GB RAM
    Snapdragon 845
  • 4000mAh

Samsung Galaxy S9 Active - Specs

Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands LTE (unspecified)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps
Launch Announced Not announced yet
Status Cancelled
Body Dimensions -
Weight -
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
 Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
MIL-STD-810G compliant
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.8 inches, 85.4 cm2
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~568 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
3D Touch (home button only)
Always-on display
Platform OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM
Main Camera Single 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4�m, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec.
Selfie camera Single 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6", 1.22�m, AF
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video [email protected]
Sound Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
 32-bit/384kHz audio
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX
Radio FM radio
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Features Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
 Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Battery   Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 15W (Quick Charge 2.0)
PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
Misc Colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple
Models SM-G893, SMG-889

Samsung Galaxy S9 Active - User Reviews

  • You can have a v12 ferrari engine but it's useless if you put it into a 1990s fiat panda. Apple is prioritizing raw performance because they don't have the means to innovate and their general policies and concept are holding them back.

  • Oh come on, why they ditched it it's all I ever wanted, just a one more active phone and they could call quits if they wanted, I don't care about the galaxy s10 I don't care for the infinity display, all I cared about was the galaxy s9 active and they didn't make up to the word!!!

  • then why do Galaxy phones consistently outperform iphones at every level...?

  • well nobody cares about apples a12x and a12 android is more expandable and can do more and is more battery power and an s7 still has more battery power than an iphone x

  • Apple dominates the phone market when it comes to performance. Just watch how the a12x, a12 or even the a11 just demolishes android chips like the snapdragon 845, exynos 9810, kirin 980 and etc. the snapdragon is rumored to be a tad more powerful than the a11 but the exynos 9820 (samsung’s 2019 flagship cpu) will be around the same performance as the a12 if not stomping it. But however the a12X will still stomp the exynos 9820.

  • Still waiting for it....

  • Active version

  • For sure, I have done a speed test comparison between the iPhone x and the galaxy s8 active, and the iPhone lost by a mile!

  • i wish it come it looks so sexy and very powerful hardware it will destroy apple for long time

  • Dude, that's the galaxy s9 not the galaxy s9 active, I assure you if it comes up it will much better than the this!!!

  • If this phone come down I will buy it it looks very pretty and solid

  • Galaxy S9 Active and Active series is cancelled

  • Dude, there is no substitute for the active lineup... it is the best that there is out there, 4k battery sturdy phone while maintaining its beautiful look, and an original design away from all those iphone'ish looking phone's out there,so there's really no bargain when it comes to the active lineup! Ps I highly doubt that there will be an s10 active next year,because if the s9 active is dead the whole thing is dead completely!!!

  • where is this damn phone! i want it now i have a htc one m9 in need of a update this is the only compact yet rugged phone with a 4k battery and a 845 and now they say its unlikely it will be released man what gives samsung

  • Yes I've also read the same. A Samsung Galaxy S9 Active looks unlikely this year: I'm now looking for the S10 Active? Or adding a Tough Armour case like Spigens Military Standard 810G-516.6 to the S10/+ which should be great. Or if it isn't, then I'll drop back on the S9/+, Note 9 which should be an even cheaper bargain at that point.

  • Hey I'm sorry what are you trying to say because you're all over the place!? ....and what do those numbers mean because I am confused!!!

  • This is a joke 😂😂😂 people conplain about iPhone XR and XS Max

  • i ndeed phone like s9 or note9 but making coming with fm radio with ir with 2 SIM cards

  • i ndeed phone like s9 or note9 but making coming with fm radio with ir with 2 SIM cards

  • Hi guys, I just read some articles about the galaxy s9 active .....and it is not happening! Samsung has cancelled the galaxy s9 active!!!

  • Just buy a CAT one then...

  • No physical buttons back = NO BUY! Is it a "outdoor rugged smartphone" or not? Atleast they are marketing it this way. You are outside, maybe wearing some gloves and physical buttons are the better solution than touch (you feel the physical buttons much better with gloves whild driving a bike or something) and if you are outside (bike, camping or whatever), maybe you want to listen to the dam* radio, right?..... and because its a rugged/durable phone I could drop it several times throughout the years and not break the damn glass. Over and out!

  • Maybe before answering, you should look in the mirror and come up with a better insult

  • Bad news guys, they are probably not releasing it

  • Waiting for it...

  • Will they release it? I've been waiting forever!!!

  • Oh come on samsung release the damn thing already, i literally can't wait to get one!!!!

  • when launch this phone. i m waiting

  • I've been holding off on upgrading ever since the active got rid of the physical buttons. I really hope the S9 active brings them back. I would love to upgrade my phone.

  • By popular demand, it's possible that the active will get back the textile nav buttons. It's a long shot, but it's possible.

  • Ohhh you meant the solid NAV buttons, my mistake. Sorry if I came off as hostile or something, I didn't mean for it to be taken that way

  • Why would it have physical buttons when the S8 Active didn't? Maybe next time you go criticizing someone else's comments you should look in the mirror first!

  • S9 has FM radio, so it should be there, no duh it's not going to have a glass back, probably made of aluminum and rubber edges and corners, and of course, it is going to have physical buttons, it's not an HTC U12+

  • Yes, they need to have the physical buttons.

  • This should be a "outdoor smartphone" right? Which means, they need to: 1. Add the FM Radio finally 2. NO GLASS 3. Add the physical buttons

  • We haven't seen how it looks yet and the specs, so GSMArena just copy and pasted from S8 Active and S9 specs.

  • Indeed but you get a massive battery and flat screen with this for those who don't want a large phone but want a large battery

  • I will like to get this phone, if is allowed in other countries like Nigeria. Definitely I will buy it. But if not, I will wait Samsung Galaxy S10!👍👍👍

  • I hope so too..

  • I'd rather get a case. It's cheaper.

  • *Correction to my 26 April comment: I didn't think it would but the S9+ DOES fit in my pocket, but I'm gonna hold out for this S9 Active. I really hope Samsung release a Global version of this, they would sell loads.

  • only in usa :( again !!!!

  • Already goes to the bottom of your average swimming pool without a problem

  • And of course it's usa only

  • Removing the jack is as dumb as it can get, for your needs all holes including USB speakers and a mic would need to be removed, or just get a gopro

  • I wish they would increase the internal memory to at least 128mb or better 256mb. Also let's get rid of the head phone jack so we can seal this thing up for extreme water proofing. I would love to be able to use my phone in the tropics for scuba diving pics and videos...1.5 meters for 30 mins isn't going to cut it.

  • Bluetooth 5.1, never heard of it... When this Bluetooth version released ?? And I don't understand that why Samsung still using quick charge 2.0, when snapdragon 845 support Quick charge 4/4+...

  • If this phone was available in the U.K., I would buy it today. But instead, it looks like I would either have to buy the S9+ (which doesn't fit in my jeans front pocket when I sit down, or buy the S9 with a charger case like this one from Mophie: 25 APRIL 2018: Mophie's new battery case adds 2,070mAh to the Galaxy S9/S9+ for €100 (or $100): Which is a big ask, hope your listening Samsung, if not your competitors will be!

  • Active. And made of glass. "Active".