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Galaxy S8 Active is making its way to more carriers

by Danny Zepeda | November 7, 2017November 7, 2017 6:00 am PST

Samsung on Tuesday announced its rugged smartphone, the Galaxy S8 Active, is making its way to T-Mobile and Sprint after being an AT&T exclusive.

When Samsung first introduced the Active version to its Galaxy S line starting with S4 Active back in 2013, it was an AT&T exclusive. That continued with the S7 Active and even the S8 Active, but now it will be available through T-Mobile and Sprint for the first time ever. That means that S8 Active will be available through most major U.S. carriers.

T-Mobile and Sprint will carry the Meteor Gray variant.

The Galaxy S8 Active packs the innards of the Galaxy S8 inside of a rugged exterior that is meant to be the perfect outdoors device. Here’s a quick rundown of its top-end specifications:

  • 5.8-inch QuadHD Super AMOLED shatter resistant display
  • Military grade body made of high-strength aluminum and protective edge bumpers
  • Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of storage with MicroSD expandability
  • 12MP camera
  • Fingerperint scanner
  • 4,000mAh battery

Aside from the rugged body, the only major difference between the S8 and S8 Active is the impressive increase in battery size. You get a massive 4,000mAh battery with the Galaxy S8 Active.

The Galaxy S8 Active will be available through T-Mobile and Sprint some time later this month, but a specific date was not revealed. Both carriers will offer the device through monthly installment plans, or it can purchased outright at $849.99.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this post incorrectly identified the Galaxy S6 Active as the first model in the Active line. It has been corrected to Galaxy S4 Active.

Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...