Samsung Galaxy S8 Active clears Wi-Fi certification on its way to AT&T
by Cosmin Vasile / May 15, 2017, 3:52 PM
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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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?
posted on May 15, 2017, 4:02 PM 4
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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.
posted on May 15, 2017, 4:03 PM 1
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Agreed...what the heck are you smoking iPhone Arena. Actually the Active's are fantastic devices.
posted on May 15, 2017, 4:05 PM 3
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They're usually the same spec with upgraded ruggedness with much higher cap battery
posted on May 15, 2017, 8:17 PM 1
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Does ATT have a contract with Samsung for Actives?
posted on May 15, 2017, 4:17 PM 1
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I wonder why At&t is the only carrier to always get the actives.
posted on May 15, 2017, 5:01 PM 1
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why not other carriers or unlocked????
posted on May 15, 2017, 8:01 PM 0
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