Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to be released by T-Mobile


T-Mobile may soon release its very first rugged Galaxy S smartphone. According to VentureBeat, some leaked marketing material (which, unfortunately, can't be publicly shared) reveals that T-Mobile is planning to launch the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active - currently available as an AT&T-exclusive device, pictured above.



 



T-Mobile's Galaxy S8 Active (model number SM-G892T) should be available in the same two color variants that the AT&T variant (SM-G892A) has: Titanium Gold and Meteor Gray. Things should be similar when it comes to features, too, which means T-Mobile's S8 Active will offer stuff like a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and a tough body that's resistant to sand, water, and drops (from up to 5 feet). 



 



For now, we don't have a release date for T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, and neither a price. In any case, the smartphone will likely be offered for around $800 (since AT&T is selling it for $849.99).



 



In addition to a T-Mobile model, an unlocked Galaxy S8 Active could also be sold in the US at some point. We'd say this is great news for customers who like the regular Galaxy S8, but need more durability and aren't crazy about dual-curve screens.




As a reminder, until now, virtually all Galaxy Active smartphones have been exclusively sold by AT&T. Sprint had its own rugged Galaxy S a few years back, but that one was called Galaxy S5 Sport


source: Venture Beat 

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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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13 Comments

1. szymonurai

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 19, 2017

Need the unlocked with the samsung processor.

9. srgonu

Posts: 548; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

and with wifi calling support. Not more.

12. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Is there really any huge reason, every battery/performance benchmark look like they're within 5-10% of each other. Ex beats SD in gaming but then loses after it's thermally restrained, battery life is barely better on Ex vs SD, but we're splitting hairs, no?

2. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Release this to Verizon! Best phone of the year imo.

3. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Holy Crap Pants Chris Chandler! Best of the galaxy series.

4. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Waiting for the unlocked version, come on Samsung!!!

5. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Pretty cool phone!! Almost bought it too. The S8+* with a case and screen protector was the best option for me but it's a beautiful phone all in all

6. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I would gladly buy this in a heartbeat. International version please Samsung.

7. Alter

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

This is great news! Even better if the unlocked version is sold here too.

8. wrm2013

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I was holding onto my s7 but if this is true in sold

10. tedkord

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If you want a phone with a flat screen, this is the one to get.

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