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

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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