Samsung Galaxy S8 Active officially launches on Sprint and T-Mobile this month


Samsung just announced that its rugged Galaxy S8 Activesmartphone would be available via T-Mobile and Sprint later this month - thusconfirming previous rumors. Initially sold only via AT&T, the S8 Active isa tougher version of the Galaxy S8 that also packs a larger battery(4,000 mAh vs 3,000 mAh). 



 



Samsung says the Galaxy S8 Active will be available onSprint and T-Mobile in only one color: Meteor Gray. For now, there's no word onthe release dates of the phone on the two carriers, but both will start sellingthe handset before the end of November. As for pricing, similar to AT&T,T-Mobile and Sprint will likely ask around $800 for the Galaxy S8 Active.  



 



Unlike the regular Galaxy S8, the S8 Active does not sport adual-curve display, instead offering a flat, 5.8-inch, 1440 x 2960 pixels screen.Alongside "high-strength aluminum and protective bumpers," this allowsthe smartphone to be drop-resistant - up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) on a flat surface.



 



We already reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, and weliked quite a lot about it. So, will you be buying this tough handset on T-Mobile or Sprint?




Update: T-Mobile will sell the Galaxy S8 Activestarting November 17, for $820 outright, or $100 down and $30 per month for 24months.

 



sources: Samsung, T-Mobile

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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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7 Comments

1. det_bradlee

Posts: 163; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Will these be the SM-G829U, or SM-G829T/P respectively?

2. det_bradlee

Posts: 163; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

SM-G892.... slip

3. torr310

Posts: 1707; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Great to know! Admire the battery on S8 Active but only 2 out of 5 points if you headed to Samsung's website and checked the reviews. The screen is pretty vulnerable.

4. wrm2013

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Yes can anyone talk about the screen is it as bad as some say? I have been holding on to my s7 for this but not sold on it because of what people have said about the screen.

6. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

The screen doesn't compare to the S8/S8+/Note 8. But I think it looks great compared to most flagships. I read b4 buying that it was prone to scratches because of the shatterproof screen, so I've been using a screen protector out of the box. It's an awesome phone.

5. dmomintz

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Put a screen protector and decent case on this bad boy and you have a truly indestructible device. Just wish it still had the Active button customization instead of the useless Bixby "feature".

8. niteiknight

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

No Verizon/unlocked? Let me guess, there will be an unlocked version later on that will be Verizon compatible, by which point we'll be that much closer to a Galaxy S9 release.

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