After a number of leaks and rumors, it has been finally announced that Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be available for preorder today through AT&T. The carrier has officially announced that it’s going to start taking preorders for the Samsung’s new handset, which the company says it’s the “toughest Galaxy smartphone yet.”
Offering a rugged design, the Galaxy S8 Active features a metal frame with a bumper clad in military-grade materials that make the device shatter-resistant on drops of up to 5 feet on flat surfaces and water-resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. In addition, the back cover comes with a tough and rugged texture for a safe grip.
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Moving further, Samsung Galaxy S8 Active offers 5.8-inch quad HD super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio but sadly no infinity edge. Instead of the edge-to-edge infinity display, the smartphone will have an uncurved display with some chunky bezels. It will be available in two different colors: Meteor Gray and Titanium Gold.
Tim Baxter, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America, says
“Our new Galaxy S8 Active is developed with tested durability and strength to address the requirements of customers who need a rugged device for their lifestyle.”
There are a few perks to the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. The device features Bixby with the voice assistant’s home screen including an instant access to a stopwatch, compass, barometer, and flashlight. It’s also expected to have 64GB of storage with microSD expansion, 4GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, and 4000mAh battery. Along with this, you’ll get Bluetooth 5.1, Samsung Pay, wireless charging, and all other basic things you’d expect from the Galaxy S8. The Active comes with 12MP dual pixel camera on the back. The company says that the S8 Active will be exclusive to AT&T for a limited time.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be available on AT&T Next for $28.34 for 30 months, which adds up to nearly $850. Also, the smartphone will be available in-store from AT&T starting August 11. The carrier is also offering several deals with the smartphone including discounts on Samsung Gear devices.