Samsung Galaxy S8 Active reportedly headed to AT&T

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active reportedly headed to AT&T
Starting with the Galaxy S4 Active from 2013, AT&T released Active variants of Samsung's flagship smartphones each and every year. But will the near-bezel-less Galaxy S8 also get a rugged version? Well, SamMobile (a trusted source) says that it will.

Reportedly, a Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (model number SM-G892A) is currently in the works, though it's not clear when it's supposed to be launched. Allegedly codenamed Cruiser, the Galaxy S8 Active will almost certainly feature a tough, MIL-STD-810G certified exterior, in addition to dust and water resistance. 

Moreover, similar to its predecessor, the S8 Active will likely pack a generous battery (as you may know, last year's Galaxy S7 Active - pictured above - has a 4000 mAh battery).

While there are no other details about this S8 Active right now, the handset probably sports a 5.8-inch display, like the regular Galaxy S8, not a 6.2-inch one like the S8+. It will be interesting to see if the screen of the new phone is curved, though we assume it's not.

Since the Galaxy S7 Active was announced in June 2016, we're thinking that the Galaxy S8 Active could be officially unveiled in the coming months. Stay tuned! 

source: SamMobile

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31 Comments

1. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Oh i might buy thats full price if its flat screen :)

19. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

The Active series always had plastic screens, correct? Plastic would probably hold up better with those rounded edges...

22. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Plastic scratches much more easily.

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Glass cracks much more easily.

24. SaRPeR

Posts: 148; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It is much harder to crack a screen than scratching plastic. A tempered glass screen doesn't crack even when dropped while a plastic screen gets scratched even woth keys and coins.

25. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

You are way more likely to scratch your plastic phone than to crack your phone. Anyone with a case will be fine and will never crack their screen. There's a reason normal phones have glass screens. It feels much better and doesn't scratch like crazy.

27. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Solution? Tempered glass on top of the plastic screen. Best of both world.

28. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Mixing various mediums is not a very good idea for visual clarity as well as touch response. So it's not a very good idea personally.

26. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

That's smart, especially if it comes unlocked.

30. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

Carrier exclusives are a scumbag move, by scumbag companies.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Serious question. Does anyone else in America get Rugged Galaxy's other than AT&T?

4. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Not from what I've seen. When I worked at the AT&T store the Samsung rep said it was to kind of make up for them losing their exclusivity with the iPhone.

5. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Not as far as i know, every year it's att exclusive

6. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

No, just at&t get the Galaxy active. My son has had the s6 and s7 active and loves them.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx for the answers folks.

20. Huh101

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 10, 2017

Sprint had a variant with the Galaxy S5 called Sport but that was the only known one and it was advertised differently.

3. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

It will be the longest phone in existence.. Failure

7. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You are wrong, the active is not a ,Failure. Is it for everyone nobut, for the out doors person it is.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly sis.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Care to elaborate, instead of just calling it a failure.

13. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I did. It has the 18.5:9 aspect ratio but with big bezels

16. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Bezels are no bigger then some other phones. If you are a outdoors person, work outdoors or just hard on phones it is a great phone. If you want good looking then not so much. The black is the best as far as looks, the other colors are pretty bad.

14. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I did. It has the 18.5:9 aspect ratio but with big bezels

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And that makes it a failure? Mmmmmmmmmk

11. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

The Active phones are the ones I would be buying if they were available for T-Mobile.

12. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Doesn't AT&T work on tmoblie lines

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Some of there frequencies are the same.

32. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Partially. After buying some phones not made specifically for T-Mobile, I'd rather not do that again. I want a phone that is fully compatible.

21. dmomintz

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

No, it's exclusive, but it works great on T-Mobile if you purchase it through at&t I believe. Keeping my eye on this one.

29. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

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