Samsung has a brand new version of the Galaxy S8 version you can finally buy, one that you’ve seen featured in countless leaks so far: The Galaxy S8 Active.
Intended to be more durable than the regular Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the Active model is finally official. As expected, AT&T is the place to buy it, just like all Active models before it.
Just as expected, the Galaxy S8 Active will have a flat screen. And while the display isn’t as big as the normal Galaxy S8’s, it still occupies most of the front of the phone. The screen measures 5.8 inches, and it’s a 2K Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
The phone sports a metal frame and a polycarbonate back, which means it’ll handle accidental drops much better than the normal S8, which is the most fragile smartphone SquareTrade has ever tested. The S8 Actibve is dust and water resistant, just like the Galaxy S8 models, but it also comes with military certification (MIL-STD-810G).
The phone will get you the same specs as the Galaxy S8 model, except for the battery, which is significantly bigger at 4,000 mAh. Bixby support is also included out of the box. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active will be available for preorder on August 8th, hitting stores on August 11th. AT&T will charge you $28.34 per month for 30 months for the new phone, which totals $850.
AT&T has a bunch of promotions ready for interested buyers, including a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal for customers who add a new AT&T Next line and add DirecTV. If you trade in an eligible smartphone, you’ll get $200 of your Galaxy S8 Active purchase. You can also get $500 towards a Samsung TV is you buy an eligible smartphone on AT&T Next and DirecTV. The phone should be available online on Tuesday at this link.
The press release follows below.
Enjoy Your Entertainment Virtually Anywhere with the Rugged and Durable Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, Available at AT&T on Aug. 8
Galaxy S8 Active, Samsung’s toughest Galaxy Smartphone yet, features reliable durability with a refined design and premium performance
When You Buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 Active You Can Be Eligible for a $750 Credit Towards Another Samsung Galaxy Smartphone, $500 Off a Samsung TV and More
DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2017 – Starting tomorrow, AT&T* customers can visit att.com/galaxys8active to pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, a Galaxy smartphone that offers a durable premium solution for life’s everyday missteps. Designed around a metal frame with an improved, rugged structure, this…