Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to be launched by Sprint

Currently available only on AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy S8Active should soon be released not just by T-Mobile (as recently reported), butalso by Sprint. We're saying this because a render of a Sprint-bound Galaxy S8Active was revealed today on Twitter by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks).


Sprint may plan to start selling the S8 Active on November 17, asthis is the date that's seen on the smartphone's home screen (for a closer look, zoom in on the image embedded on the left). However, for now, there'sno confirmation on this.


Most likely, Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will offerthe same features that the AT&T version has, including a Snapdragon 835processor, fingerprint scanner, a 5.8-inch flat display with 1440 x 2960 pixels,and a very capable 12 MP rear camera. Plus, of course, the phone should bewater-resistant and drop-resistant (from up to 5 feet).


Like AT&T, Sprint will probably sell the Galaxy S8 Activefor around $800. In case you're wondering, this won't be Sprint's first high-endrugged phone from Samsung, as the carrier also had a Galaxy S5 Sport some yearsback.


source: Evan Blass (Twitter)   

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Galaxy S8 Active
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(32h talk time)



1. gamehead unregistered

I wished this was $625 like the regular S8

3. BuffaloSouce unregistered

The regular S8 is $750 right now

2. Beerus

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 05, 2017

Finally the S8 Active is arriving on other carriers.

4. det_bradlee

Posts: 163; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Way too late...

5. deleon629 unregistered

I was very much gonna get this phone about a week ago. Opted for the S8+ instead. Deciding factor? Well, 1st had to ask, “Is there a difference between paying out an extra 100-150 USD for a rugidized device, or buy the cheaper, more fragile version & eventually have to spend an extra 100-150 USD for cases and glass protectors?” There isn’t a difference at all, yet with all the promotions that Samsung’s been throwing at customers since the very launch of the S8 line, they’d made it very convincing. I bought the cheaper one, and got all the extras free at Best Buy courtesy of Samsung.

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