Samsung Galaxy S8 Active And Its Massive 4,000 mAh Battery Head To T-Mobile And Sprint

Samsung's long-running Galaxy Active series of smartphones have long been exclusive to AT&T. The most recent entry in the series, the Galaxy S8 Active, launched on AT&T's network back in early August. However, AT&T's Kung Fu Grip on the Galaxy S8 Active has loosened, with both T-Mobile and Sprint announcing that they will now carry the smartphone.

On T-Mobile's network, the Galaxy S8 Active supports the third-place wireless carrier's 600 MHz spectrum (Band 71). This slice of spectrum will be a boon to expending T-Mobile's coverage in rural areas that are typically underserved. It was first reported back in late September that T-Mobile would be receiving the Galaxy S8 Active.

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“The incredible thing about the Galaxy S8 Active coming to T-Mobile is that this device really lights up every benefit of the Un-carrier network,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. “The top speed and strength of our network paired with this rugged and nimble device – it’s a thing of beauty!”

The Galaxy S8 Active will be available for $100 down and $30 per month on a T-Mobile Equipment Install Plan (over 24 months). Likewise, you can purchase it for $100 down and $29 per month with JUMP! On Demand (18-month lease). The smartphone will be available November 17th online, or November 22nd in stores. If you'd like to purchase it off-contract, the Galaxy S8 will set you back $820.

Although T-Mobile was ready to give us all pertinent pricing availability details right away, Sprint isn't ready to divulge that information at this time, so check back for details.

The Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch 2960x1440 Super AMOLED and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB of RAM. The smartphone includes 64GB of built-in storage (expandable via microSD), 8-megapixel (front) and 12-megapixel (rear) cameras, a 4,000 mAh battery, and Android 7 Nougat out of the box.

We should mention one other thing. While AT&T sells the Galaxy S8 Active is available in Titanium Gold, the Sprint and T-Mobile versions can only be ordered in Meteor Gray.

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