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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. “The... Read more...
Choice is a good thing, though anyone who has ever wanted a rugged version of Samsung's Galaxy phones (dubbed "Active") would have to receive wireless service from AT&T. That is because Samsung's rugged variants have always been exclusive to AT&T (save for the Galaxy S5 Sport in 2014, essentially a rebranded Galaxy S5 Active for Sprint). That includes the newest Galaxy S8 Active, though perhaps not for long—T-Mobile may be getting its wireless claws on it.Marketing materials that have not yet been released suggest that T-Mobile will carry a Galaxy S8 Active phone with the model number SM-G892T. AT&T's model is nearly the same, except it has an "A" at the end (SM-G892TA). T-Mobile's... Read more...
After what seems like endless leaks, Samsung and AT&T have officially confirmed the Galaxy S8 Active along with its availability. The Galaxy S8 Active is being billed as the “toughest Galaxy Smartphone yet”, although we’ll wait for independent verification of those claims given what happened last year with the Galaxy S7 Active. Samsung says that the Galaxy S8 Active is shock-, water-, shatter- and dust-resistant, and according to previous leaks, it should have longer battery life compared to its siblings. The Galaxy S8 also has a massive 4,000 mAh battery compared to 3,000 mAh and 3,500 mAh respectively for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, which should make for some epic runtimes. Thanks to... Read more...
There have been more leaks surrounding details of the Galaxy S8 Active than a submarine with a screen door, or so it seems as of late. Just this past Monday, purported real-life images (i.e., not renders) emerged showing the Galaxy S8 Active sporting a rugged polycarbonate shell. Now here we are at the end of the week with newly leaked slides providing information on the phone's final specification sheet making the rounds on the web. A user on China's massively popular Weibo microblogging site posted the images. While we have no way of confirming their legitimacy—Samsung isn't likely to comment on these kinds of things—they look like actual promotional materials. Nothing listed stands out as... Read more...
The Galaxy Note 8 might be the most highly anticipated new smartphone from Samsung, but the newest version of a popular Galaxy model is also about to make its debut. We’re talking of course about the Galaxy S8 Active, which is the beefier, more shock-resistant version of the gorgeous (and delicate) Galaxy S8. Luckily for us, images of the smartphone have leaked once again, this time showing the Galaxy S8 Active in real life (instead of in renders). If you’re familiar with the current Galaxy S8 and previous “Active” variants, the pictures of the Galaxy S8 Active shouldn’t be too surprising. We see the large 5.8-inch display with largish bezels that has tossed aside Infinity Display’s curved edges... Read more...
While nothing is yet official, it is a pretty safe bet that Samsung is going to release a rugged version of its Galaxy S8 handset called the Galaxy S8 Active. Previous reports say the unannounced handset is codenamed Cruiser and that it will be an exclusively offered by AT&T. The Galaxy S8 Active has also popped up on benchmarking websites and has received its Wi-Fi certification. And thanks to a third-party accessory company on Amazon, we now have what could possible be the first render of the unreleased smartphone.Even though Samsung and AT&T have yet to officially acknowledge the Galaxy S8 Active, that did not stop a company called Omoton from posting a listing on Amazon for a two-pack... Read more...
Have you ever dropped a smartphone and watched in horror as it landed awkwardly on a hard surface, shattering the display in the process? That is just one of the hazards that adventurers face when climbing mountains and venturing beyond the local mall. It is also why Samsung builds rugged versions of its flagships handsets. The next model will be the Galaxy S8 Active, an image of which appears on the Wireless Power Consortium's website.The Wireless Power Consortium is the group behind the Qi wireless charging standard that Samsung employs in some of its handsets. Apparently the Galaxy S8 Active will be one of them. While Samsung has not yet confirmed the phone's existence, seeing it appear on... Read more...