Samsung’s Galaxy S Active phones have traditionally been exclusive to AT&T, but according to a new report, that’s changing with the Galaxy S8 Active.
T-Mobile is planning to offer the Galaxy S8 Active, according to marketing material viewed by VentureBeat. The device is expected to be available in Meteor Gray and Titanium Gold and will reportedly carry the model number SM-G892T (the AT&T GS8 Active is SM-G892A).
Unfortunately, there’s no word on when the Galaxy S8 Active might launch at T-Mobile or how much it’ll cost when it arrives. AT&T is currently selling the Galaxy S8 Active for $849.99.
While this T-Mobile Galaxy S8 Active is still very much a rumor, there is one detail that could back up today’s report. When AT&T announced the Galaxy S8 Active in early August, the carrier said “For a limited time, the latest Galaxy S8 Active device will be exclusively available from AT&T,” which makes it sound like the GS8 Active won’t always be an AT&T exclusive.
The Galaxy S8 Active features a 5.8-inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED display on its face along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Around back there’s a 12-megapixel camera with OIS and an LED flash, as well as a fingerprint reader to the right of the camera. Inside the GS8 Active’s rugged shell lives a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD slot, and a 4,000mAh battery.
As for the Galaxy S8 Active’s body, it’s got a metal frame with bumpers and a textured back for added grip. The device is touted as being shatter, dust, and water resistant.
Will you consider picking up the Galaxy S8 Active if it launches at T-Mobile?