Published: Tue, August 08, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

Samsung introduces more durable version of Galaxy S8 with larger battery

Samsung introduces more durable version of Galaxy S8 with larger battery

It's Samsung's toughest Galaxy smartphone yet as its shatter, shock, dust, and water resistant. There's a metal frame and a bumper on all four sides for added resistance.

Our new Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is designed with tested durability and strength to address the needs of consumers who need a more rugged device for their lifestyle.

You have a choice between Meteor Gray and Titanium Gold for the exterior. The Galaxy S8 Active features a 5.8-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ration, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, a 12MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, and Android 7.0 Nougat. AT&T was the only point-of-sale for these variants because Samsung didn't even release unlocked models of Active devices. Interestingly, Samsung says that AT&T will have exclusivity over the S8 Active only "for a limited time". Pre-orders start tomorrow. You can get it for free on AT&T Next (30-months, $28.34/mo).

The extra-rugged, flat-screened, non-Infinity take on the gorgeous yet fragile S8 is today properly unveiled by AT&T at last, and... why should we care about it again? Meteor Gray and Titanium Gold are the color options available for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active in the United States, exclusively available at AT&T NEXT for $28.34/month for 30 months.

We're still waiting on that full list of specs, but from what AT&T and Samsung have given us, this is very much like Active phones from the past. If you choose to opt in for a 2 year contract plan you can also get either the Samsung Gear S2 for $1 or the latest Gear S3 for $99.

This is unlike the recently launched flagship phones by Samsung.

Another reason why you might pick this over another Galaxy phone is the battery. Further, the upcoming phones like Galaxy Note 8, Nokia 8, LG V30 are also expected to be powered by the same processor.

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