Interestingly enough, Samsung's "toughest Galaxy smartphone yet" is coming exclusively to AT&T "for a limited time", which appears to suggest other carriers may follow suit with their own S8 Active launches before long. While the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are water and dust resistant, the new Galaxy S8 Active additionally comes with a shatter proof body. It will also feature its fingerprint scanner on its rear panel. Under the hood, you'll find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The S8 Active adds to Bixby, a feature called Activity Zone, which allows users to access activity based applications, such as stopwatch, barometer, compass, and flashlight from Bixby Home. In the process however, the Galaxy S8 Active ditches the Galaxy S8's trademark Infinity edge-to-edge curves for ruggedness only Samsung's Active phones can vouch for.
Next up for Samsung is the super-sized, stylus-enabled Galaxy Note 8, which we're expecting to be made official before the end of the month. There's a metal frame and a bumper on all four sides for added resistance. AT&T was the only point-of-sale for these variants because Samsung didn't even release unlocked models of Active devices.
The Galaxy S8 Activecomes in either "meteor gray" or "titanium gold" and can be yours for $28.34 for 30 months (for a total of $850.20) on AT&T's Next plan.
Want to pre-order? AT&T is hosting a bunch of promos to sweeten the deal if you do.
Though AT&T's Galaxy S8 Active listing isn't live just yet, the company does give us a good idea of what to expect in terms of specifications with today's announcement. While that likely means other U.S. carriers will get the phone soon, that would be a first for the Active range.