The Galaxy Active series lives on. A ruggedized Galaxy S8 has arrived and it's a bit more attractive than previous versions. The latest rumor is that the flat screened, AT&T exclusive Samsung Galaxy S8 Active may be available on T-Mobile soon.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active release date and price
The S8 Active is available for at AT&T for just under $850 in Meteor Gray and Tungsten Gold. This phone is an AT&T exclusive, for now at least.
A Wi-Fi Alliance database entry was spotted that indicates the Galaxy S8 Active may be available unlocked sometime soon. The listed model number SM-G892U (U for unlocked), varies just slightly from the SM-G982A (A for AT&T).
Now, there's a rumor that the device will be coming to T-Mobile. VentureBeat has reviewed marketing material that shows the T-Mobile S8 Active will come in the same gray and gold, just as AT&T's version. But, there's none of the usual signs in the FCC database that it will hit the shelves soon, so it could be months until T-Mobile customers can get their hands on one. We'll be keeping our eyes peeled for the SM-G892T, so check AndroidPIT for more information in the weeks to come.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active specs and design
It's a rugged Galaxy S8, but what does that mean? It has most of the same specs, but also MIL-STD-810G certification and a 1,000 mAh larger battery. The device is water-resistant up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The S8 Active also has a flat display rather than the curved Infinity Display. It's also notably less ugly than previous Active versions, but that's dependent on your taste, of course.
Rumored Galaxy S8 Active technical specs
|Technical Specs||Samsung Galaxy S8 Active|
|Display||5.8" Super AMOLED® flat, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, Wide Quad HD (2560 x 1440)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU|
|Camera||12 MP rear, 8 MP front|
|Internal storage||64 GB|
|Special features||USB Type-C, MIL-STD-810G|
What do you think of the S8 Active? Would you buy it?
Source: Android Authority