Leaks and rumors about the flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+ are still trickling in as we approach the February 25th unveiling date. Several models of the upcoming Galaxy S9 phones have been frequent to the rumor mill, but most recent leaks narrowed it down to the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Now, information reaching us from out of China suggests a new Galaxy S9 Active variant might arrive later in the year, this isn’t surprising knowing that the previous generation of the Galaxy S phones has always received the Galaxy S active.
The guys over at XDA developers have uncovered a list that contains three codenames of some unannounced Samsung devices namely; star, star2, and astarqlte. While the star and Star2 have long been two codenames associated with the Galaxy S9 and S9 plus, we have no way of confirming what the third astarqlte represents, but there are speculations that the codename might be that of the Galaxy S9 active, where the a at the beginning means Active, and the q after star might be an indication that the S9 active will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon, while the lte, of course, is for LTE.
Nothing else has been revealed about the rumored Galaxy S9 Active, but we expect to see internals that is identical to regular Galaxy S9. Of course, it will be drop-resistant, while Samsung is expected to fit in a more generous battery.
If Samsung is to repeat history, then more details about the Galaxy S9 should become obvious before spring when the device is expected to debut.