Although the hype for what the newest and most powerful phablet Samsung has to offer is growing, this has led to some bad news for the new Galaxy S9 flagship’s “Active” variant.
One of the popular techies on the web has reasons to believe that the flagship won’t be released this year as it has during the previous ones. Although this seems like a last-minute decision from the South-Korean giant, this decision must have been planned for quite some time now.
What gives it away?
Despite Samsung hasn’t made any remarks to this, all clues point to what the techie stated: previous Active phones came during the summer, from 2014 to 2017, but this year, the new model’s launch seems to overlap the one of Galaxy Note 9.
Another clue is the fact that no operating software was released for the Active series after the release of the standard Galaxy S9.
So far, the Active phones have had a higher retail price due to the higher quality materials needed in its construction and higher capacity batteries. Because this year’s regular model doesn’t come with the best camera on the market, which is unusual for Samsung, it’s hard to believe that they will charge a premium price for something less than premium.
One of the biggest reasons of concern for the Active series, however, is the launch of the Note 9. The release date is set to almost overlap with the one of the Active phone, but also, qualities of the phablet have brought it into the realm of the Active series, with its 4000mAh battery and a rough exterior.
The last clue for the death of this year’s Active Galaxy is the lack of information from Samsung themselves. Usually, they leak some clues about new phones they are about to launch, but so far there was nothing rumored about S9 Active.
This is all very sad for the people wanting to upgrade to this year’s expected S9 Active. Not that the Note 9 wouldn’t be a great phone, but with its huge screen, it would seem impractical for someone with a taste of adventure to carry that monster everywhere.
On the bright side, the South-Korean giant has released information about next year’s Galaxy phone, but one thing is certain: if the Active series has finally found its end, the company needs to make great efforts in order to satisfy the longing customers.