Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to be launched by Sprint

Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to be launched by Sprint
Currently available only on AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active should soon be released not just by T-Mobile (as recently reported), but also by Sprint. We're saying this because a render of a Sprint-bound Galaxy S8 Active was revealed today on Twitter by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks).



 



Sprint may plan to start selling the S8 Active on November 17, as this 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's no confirmation on this.



 



Most likely, Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will offer the same features that the AT&T version has, including a Snapdragon 835 processor, 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 be water-resistant and drop-resistant (from up to 5 feet).



 



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




 



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)

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5 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

I wished this was $625 like the regular S8

3. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1175; Member since: May 01, 2017

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: 155; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Way too late...

5. deleon629

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

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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