Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is reportedly coming to T-Mobile


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?

Source: VentureBeat

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  • steveb944

    Best rugged device on T-Mobile then. I guess the Active keeps the same aspect ratio, at least there’s no curve.

    • Alex Wagner

      Yeah, no Infinity Display curved edges here, so that’s another benefit of the GS8 Active for people that don’t like those curved edges on the GS8.

  • francob911 .

    600mhz compatible?

    • Alex Rud

      That’s the one thing that may convince me to buy.

  • Philip

    I am so happy to hear this. I been wondering for years why only exclusive for ATT. But I already have the S8. Next time dont wait so long to release the active.

  • T Redd

    I’m remember when sprint use to have the sport version of galaxy

  • Mr.Bean ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The S8 active looks like a rugged LG G6.

  • kanakamaoli

    What about Google Pixel 2?

  • theicehog

    This has to be the Samsung device T-Mobile promised by EOY that supports 600mhz…. Totally out of left field but very cool!

    • Anonymouse

      I agree. Sammy can just tweak the antenna and add B71 just like Apple did 4 yrs ago when it added AWS LTE support to the iPhone 5.

  • Iphart

    4000 mAh battery, nice they should put this in every cell phone.

  • mavricxx

    I really hope this is true! I wanted to get the Note 8 but with that puny battery I decided to skip getting it altogether but this looks like a go, if it is true that is and if it has the new band too.

  • Sean Sorlie

    I have waited so long for this. I got fed up with Samsung and its curved displaces that seem designed to break. I picked up the Moto z2 and i am very happy, but i might give Samsung another shot.

  • Jon Peake

    The resolution is the same as the standard S8, just set to a wonky reduced setting by default (which can be changed through software, much as it was the standard S8). With that, I think this might be the perfect phone for me, hoping it comes to T-Mobile by the time my JUMP upgrade comes around!