The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be Sammy's first phone to support T-Mobile's new 600MHz Band?
A version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active with Band 71 support has been certified by the FCC
A new version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892U) has been certified by the FCC. This is the rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8, better able to withstand "the active" lifestyle. Traditionally, the Active has been an AT&T exclusive, although this year it was announced that the device would be available from other carriers.
T-Mobile has yet to announce that the Galaxy S8 Active is on the way, but considering that the FCC certification shows that the new version of the Galaxy S8 Active is compatible with Bands 66 and 71 (the latter being a T-Mobile exclusive in the states), it seems a sure thing to say that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be the first Samsung branded handset offered by T-Mobile, compatible with the 600MHz spectrum that the carrier spent so much money for.
Besides the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S8 Active, which was first rumored last month, an unlocked model could eventually hit the U.S. The Wi-Fi Alliance certified such a version of the phone last month.
source: FCC via Phonescoop