Wi-Fi Alliance certifies the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Active?

Wi-Fi Alliance certifies the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Active?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is designed for those who want a top-shelf phone like the Samsung Galaxy S8, but need protection from drops, falls, water and other things that can permanently damage the phone. Back on August 11th, the Galaxy S8 Active launched as an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. Sporting a flat AMOLED panel instead of the curved Infinity Display found on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the Active variant of the phone also features a large 4000mAh battery and includes military grade MIL-STD-810G protection. Like the standard Galaxy S8/S8+, the Active offers an IP68 certification rating.

Today, it appears as though we are closing in on the release of an unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. We come to that conclusion after the Wi-Fi Alliance certified the SM-G892U, which is similar to the SM-G892S model number for the AT&T exclusive version of the phone. The letter "U" most likely stands for "unlocked." Speaking of unlocked, this is the first such variant of the Galaxy S8 Active since 2014's Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.

When the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active was unveiled last month, there was some speculation that AT&T's exclusivity would be for a limited time only. With this news, it appears that other U.S. carriers besides AT&T will be offering a version of the Galaxy S8 Active in the not too distant future.

Right now, AT&T is selling the Galaxy S8 Active for $28.34 a month over 30 months. Or, the handset can be purchased for a one time payment of $849.99. There are two color options available, Meteor Gray and Tungsten Gold.


source: Wi-FiAlliance via SamMobile

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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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8 Comments

1. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

I hope this is true and T-mobile starts selling it. To me, this is an almost perfect phone with the perfect battery size

2. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I couldn't agree more, although I hope it comes to Verizon. A phone that doesn't need a case, and has amazing battery life while still having flagship specs is the perfect phone in my opinion.

3. Greenmule

Posts: 129; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Perhaps this is the "Samsung" that will support LTE band 71 for T-Mobile 600 MHz spectrum.

4. Zolo111

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 25, 2016

Give me dual sim capability & take my money. Wonder if you can root it though, cant stand Samsung bloatware.

5. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Perfect Phone and IMO the best feature of this phone is the NONE CURVED SCREEN.

6. whattab

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I'm holding out for this. Hopefully it'll come to Tmo. If not, will finance directly through Samsung. You can keep your ridiculous Infinity Screens and dainty glass backs. This is the sleeper hit of all Androids right now. Currently using an unlocked S7 Active on Tmo and it's a beast. But I need the wifi calling and VoLTE. And the 3G is spotty. Just think about how good the battery life is on the S8+. Now keep all the same specs, but shrink the screen size down and add an extra 500mah battery. And no need for a case! This is the phone to keep your eye on, folks.

9. drifter77

Posts: 401; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

How's the S7 Active working for you? Any problems with waterproofing or easily scratched back?

8. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Bring on... Bring on.. I like curves, but NOT on phone screens...

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