Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be available from T-Mobile starting November 17th


The rumors were true: The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is coming to T-Mobile.

The Galaxy S8 Active will be available online on November 17th and will roll into T-Mo stores on November 22nd. Pricing will be set at $100 down and $30 per month for 24 months (full price: $820) on EIP or $100 down and $29 per month with an 18-month JUMP! On Demand lease.

One of the most notable features of the T-Mobile Galaxy S8 Active is its support for T-Mo’s 600MHz (Band 71) coverage, which helps extend the reach of its LTE coverage. 600MHz LTE is currently live in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Scarborough, Maine, and is slated to launch in the following parts of the U.S. in 2017:

  • Wyoming
  • Northeast and Southwest Oregon
  • West Texas
  • Southwest Kansas
  • The Oklahoma panhandle
  • Western North Dakota
  • Additional areas of Maine
  • Coastal North Carolina
  • Central Pennsylvania
  • Central Virginia
  • Eastern Washington

The S8 Active also boasts support for 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM on T-Mobile.

Another highlight feature of the Galaxy S8 Active is its toughened body. It’s got a metal frame with bumpers to help it survive drops, and it met the MIL-STD-810G military standard to survive extreme temperatures, shock and vibration, low pressure, and high altitude. The S8 Active is also dust and water resistant, and it’s got a textured back for added grip.

Other specs of the Galaxy S8 Active include a 5.8-inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED display, 12-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras, a Snapdragon 835 processor, and 4GB of RAM. It’ll come with 64GB of storage with a microSD slot for adding more storage, and a 4,000mAh battery will power the entire package.

This is the first time that we’ve a Galaxy S Active family device on a carrier other than AT&T. It’s great to see a toughened Galaxy S flagship on another carrier, giving more people the option of buying a smartphone with built-in protection.

Now that it’s official that the Galaxy S8 Active will be coming to T-Mobile with 600MHz LTE support, are you thinking about picking one up?

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Hurlamania

    I would like one but no $820 phone for me.

    • ricon

      No way I pay 820 for it

    • Peter Smith

      The Note 8 is currently discounted for that price. Nope way too late for this phone. Would have considered for the battery alone

  • Hurlamania

    When are they going to make a Doctor Who phone. Also you’d think they’d have magenta version phones. Or at least a Page with different T- Mobile wallpapers.

  • Kenneth Warner

    Its about damn time

  • JJCommonSense

    For those that dont like the curved screen this thing should be a beast!

  • Kyle Sperry

    I am so divided about this VS the Razer phone that is also available starting Nov 17th. Either way I’m getting a decent phone with a qhd 16:9 flat screen, huge battery, great cpu/gpu, etc…

    • steveb944

      Gaming get the Razer, active get the Active.

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  • Bklynman

    Something tells me,midrange phones will soon come with 3 and 4 gig of ram,now that HTC,has done it.(2018) I also I believe this phone will big drop in price,since the 9 is about 6 months away from coming out.I would say about $600,I would get it.Even if it with one of those rebate card. Still using my Note 3,no more security patches for it,that a concern.

  • Whyrd

    Hope t-mobile has a good Black Friday sale on the active.

  • IThoughtAsAChild

    I really want it but will wait for a price drop. I don’t know if I’ll want the S9 but probably should wait to make sure..

  • steveb944

    I was expecting a mid-range for band 71. This was unexpected.

  • webdev452

    worth the money!! can’t wait! Seriously, try a drop test on uneven ground where a case won’t help with an new s8 or s8+ and see what happens. It’s really hard to get any kind of decent screen protector on them because of the curved screens as well. No curved screen on the active, it’s shatterproof, and if you want it scratch proof to just get a cheap bunch of tempered glass protectors. And a nice big battery. I’m pretty sure the s9 will be as fragile as the s8 and s8+ were. Figure out the cost of trying to up armor the s8 or s8+ with a really good case 40 or 50 usd and trying to find a screen protector that will install and stay on you will probably have end up buying a few. And you still won’t have anywhere near the protection the active has. And factor the cost of having to fix the s8 series.

    • EffortLess

      I’d get one if I though they’d actually support it with software updates, but I don’t think they will. I really hope they do though.

      • webdev452

        I hope so too. Supposedly Samsung is working with Google making sure that their phones work for Project Treble for Oreo and above. Treble makes it way easier to do upgrades to new versions of android for the phonemaker and carrier. Since oreo is coming out for the s8 and s8 active, this could be the version of samsung phones that stay updated for a long time. Samsung wants to compete with Apples 4 or 5 years of updates and Googles 3 years on the pixels.

        • EffortLess

          I’m in the Oreo beta group for the S8+ and so far, they haven’t added Project Treble to the firmware. Only new devices already running Oreo on release are required to have Project Treble support. I’m hoping they add support but it doesn’t look likely right now.

        • webdev452

          Thanks for the info, looked for it a couple weeks ago, couldn’t find any confirmation either way. Crossing fingers for treble :)

  • Kaulana1989

    The correct resolution is 1440 by 2960

  • Nionx

    So no more $0 down on any premium handset? So jump on demand is pretty much pointless

    • el_perezo

      I got my iPhone X 0$ down on JOD