Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active is official, and it won’t be only on AT&T for too long

Finally, after months of rumors running wild, the Galaxy S8 Active is official.

Samsung was joined by AT&T in announcing the phone as it’ll will be the exclusive seller for a limited time. Unlike previous years, the Active variant of Samsung’s flagship will not be restricted to AT&T forever. The Galaxy S8 Active will become widely available through other carriers (and maybe even in an unlocked variety) at a later date.

For now, AT&T is the go-to spot for Samsung latest rugged, durable device.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active is shock-resistant, shatter-resistant, water-resistant, and dust-resistant. This all means it won’t break under pressure. You can drop, and you can dunk it. Samsung says the Galaxy S8 Active is built to withstand “almost anything” due to military-grade design.

Inside, the phone boasts high-end specifications. The Galaxy S8 Active features a 5.8-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ration, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, a 12MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, and Android 7.0 Nougat. Well, all of those things are the same as the Galaxy S8. So what’s actually different here? Samsung raised the battery size from 3000mAh to 4000mAh for the Galaxy S8 Active. Other than that, the Galaxy S8 Active is just more durable overall.

AT&T is also running a bunch of promotions if you decide to pre-order the phone:

  • Get a Samsung Galaxy S8 free when you add a new line on AT&T Next and add DirecTV
  • Get $500 towards a Samsung TV purchased online when you buy an eligible smartphone on AT&T Next and add DirecTV
  • Get a Samsung Gear S2 for 99-cents or the Gear S3 for $49.99 on a 2-year agreement when you purchase the smartphone on AT&T Next
  • Get up to $200 in credits when you buy the eligible smartphone on AT&T Next and trade in an eligible smartphone

Up for pre-order today, the Galaxy S8 Active will be released on August 11. Pricing is set at $28.34 per month 30 months with AT&T. And you get to choose between Meteor Gray and Titanium Gold for colors.

Source: Samsung

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