Samsung Galaxy S8 Active may launch at T-Mobile
After spending some time as an AT&T exclusive, the Galaxy S8 Active might soon make its way to another U.S. carrier.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will is coming to T-Mobile, according to marketing materials viewed by VentureBeat. T-Mo’s GS8 Active is expected to be available in Meteor Gray and Titanium Gold color options, and it’ll reportedly carry the model number SM-G892T (AT&T’s model is the SM-G892A).
The bad news for T-Mobile customers is that as of right now, there’s no word on the T-Mo Galaxy S8 Active’s launch date or pricing. AT&T is selling the phone for $849.99.
Samsung’s Galaxy S Active phones are normally AT&T-exclusive in the U.S., but it’s possible that that might finally change this year. When AT&T announced the device, it said, “For a limited time, the latest Galaxy S8 Active device will be exclusively available from AT&T,” suggesting that the device will eventually make its way to another carrier.
The Galaxy S8 Active is a toughened version of the standard Galaxy S8, boasting a metal frame with corner bumpers as well as a textured back for added grip. The device is also shatter, water, and dust resistant.
In terms of raw specs, the GS8 Active is packing a 5.8-inch 2560x1440 Super AMOLED display, 12-megapixel rear camera with OIS, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a microSD slot. There’s also a fingerprint reader to the right of the rear camera and a 4,000mAh battery powering the whole package.