Samsung Galaxy S8 Active clears Wi-Fi certification on its way to AT&T


The rugged version of Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to arrive at AT&T any moment now. We've been hearing about the smartphone for two months now, so there's no doubt the Galaxy S8 Active will make its debut in the United States very soon.

The smartphone has been spotted on User Agent String last week, and now it's been listed at Wi-Fi Alliance with the same model number: Samsung SM-G892A. The smartphone has received its Wi-Fi certification, which means it's one step closer to market release.

Aside from the model number, no other information about the rugged handset has been revealed by the listing at Wi-Fi Alliance. Obviously, it will offer MIL-STD-810G and IP68 certifications since this is a rugged smartphone.

Specs-wise, we're expecting the Galaxy S8 Active to have dumbed-down features and a mid-range price. Rumor has it, the smartphone will be launched at AT&T sometime in June, but the carrier has yet to announce an exact release date for the rugged handset.

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16 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Did the Samsung Active phones in the past have dumbed-down features and a mid-range price? For the most part, no. So why do you say that this one will as well?

2. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

It doesnt need to be said that they probably copied that from the source. Regardless Im extremely interested in how the design for this active turns out given how the S8 looks. We're probably looking at the tallest phone ever.

3. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

Agreed...what the heck are you smoking iPhone Arena. Actually the Active's are fantastic devices.

4. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I couldn't agree more. Just think of the S8 with a flat screen, shatterproof screen, no case needed, and a huge battery. It might just be the best phone of the year but sadly only on one network.

6. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

Honestly, as many phones as my addiction has me go through a year :) The S6 Active was probably the one of the best phones I ever owned. Just for the reasons posted above.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yes they are. My son has had the s6 active and now the s7 active, great phone, great battery life on both.

9. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Its iphonearena.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4203; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

If you came here for quality writing, wrong place pal. The only thing worth coming for are the comedy gold comments.

14. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

They're usually the same spec with upgraded ruggedness with much higher cap battery

16. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Exactly my point. The fingerprint scanner wasn't on the earlier models but the S7 Active included one. It will be interesting to see if they slap the fingerprint scanner on the back.

5. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 597; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Does ATT have a contract with Samsung for Actives?

10. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Yes they do, different carriers make different agreements with the phone manufacturers. They probably pay a pretty penny for the exclusive rights.

7. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

I wonder why At&t is the only carrier to always get the actives.

11. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

They have a contract for exclusive rights to it, same way they had a contract for exclusive rights to the iPhone years ago.

13. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

why not other carriers or unlocked????

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Because Samsung has a deal with AT&T for the Active versions of it's Galaxy S flagships.

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