Samsung Galaxy S8 Active price and release date predictions

We've already talked about the Galaxy S8 Active, a rumored and anticipated handset that's most definitely coming pretty soon. As the name suggests, the Galaxy S8 Active will be a rugged, more durable variation of the flashy Galaxy S8. We largely expect it to drop the glass at the rear for a more rugged material that wouldn't break if you accidentally drop the phone on a hard surface. Furthermore, the curved display at the front of the Galaxy S8, albeit neat and cool, will be substituted for a flat variation that won't be as susceptible to breakage due to accidental drops. A larger battery, as well as a slightly thicker body, are expected to make an appearance on the S8 Active. Finally, this handset is largely expected to once again be an AT&T-exclusive.

You can learn more about the Galaxy S8 active in our dedicated rumor review right here.

So far, so good, but when will this one launch, and more importantly, how much is it going to cost? Let's look back and make an educated guess.

Release date

Last year, the Galaxy S7 Active got announced on June 6, just in time for the summer season. As we are already mid-July, it's pretty normal to feel that the S8 Active is a bit "behind schedule". Therefore, we largely expect it to arrive any time now. Yes, don't roll your eyes, because our guess is as good as yours - last year's Galaxy S7 Active arrived without much fanfare and without much teasing, so the S8 Active will probably continue this pattern. Your best bet is to frequent AT&T's website as well as the numerous media outlets that will cover that launch. Needless to say, we will let you know that the S8 Active is out as soon as it arrives.

Pricing and availability

When it comes to pricing, it's definitely safe to say that the Galaxy S8 Active will come with a hefty price tag attached to it. It will most likely cost anywhere between $699 to $749 at launch, though we suppose AT&T will throw in a couple of more stomachable lease plans. That's similar to what the Galaxy S8 cost initially, and with the S8 Active poised to deliver the same general package with a bunch of improvements. So, there you have it.



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Good deal for $699. Comes in handy when on a touristic trip... wouldn't have to worry about dust and water.

2. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Even the regular S8 is dust and water resistant. This is more for drop protection and materials which don't shatter when dropped. Rugged.

3. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

The biggest advantage of this phone over the regular S8 is battery life. If they hold true to the trend from the past 2 years, this phone will have a 4000mAh battery. That's crazy good.

4. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

If they had this for T-Mobile it would be my next. I've always wanted the Galaxy S Active versions but don't and won't get AT&T.

5. det_bradlee

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

I'll sum up the article for you: "We have no f**king clue."

6. gbobyama

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 18, 2017

Man, we don't know crap about this phone. Even to this day, no firm idea of screen size or battery capacity. Weak.

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