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Galaxy S8 Active is now official and it releases tomorrow on AT&T

The Galaxy S8 Active includes many key aspects of the S8 but excludes the curved bezels, presumably for ruggedness reasons. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy S8 Active includes many key aspects of the S8 but excludes the curved bezels, presumably for ruggedness reasons. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S8 Active with the rugged phone being exclusive to AT&T for a limited time before it will presumably be available on other US carriers as well as off-contract. During the launch period, there are numerous deals available that are focused on encouraging the purchase of other Samsung products or AT&T services.

After plenty of rumors and leaks over the last few months, the Galaxy S8 active is finally official as Samsung announced earlier today (7th August) that it will release in the United States at AT&T on 8th August (available in store from 11th August). However, if you are on another network you will have to wait a bit longer as it will be exclusive to AT&T for an undisclosed "limited time."

The Galaxy S8 Active is built around a metal frame and Samsung has improved the shock-, shatter-, water-, and dust-resistance when compared to Active phones in previous generations. Samsung Electronics North America CEO and President, Tim Baxter, said: "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". The key features which Samsung is promoting includes:

  • Durable Design
  • Bixby voice assistant
  • Activity zone giving quick access to functions such as stopwatch and compass
  • 5.8-inch Quad HD AMOLED at the same 18.5:9 ratio as the S8
  • Larger capacity battery at 4000 mAh
  • Smart camera
  • Strong security with Samsung Knox, fingerprint scanner, and iris scanner

You can get the Galaxy S8 Active on plan with AT&T for US$28.34 per month for 30 months. There are also other deals available including discounts on other Samsung products which you can find in the press release below.

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The Galaxy S8 Active in Meteor Gray. The display is still 18.5:9 aspect ratio with rounded corners. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy S8 Active in Meteor Gray. The display is still 18.5:9 aspect ratio with rounded corners. (Source: Samsung)
The rear of the Galaxy S8 Active in Meteor Gray. The glass back has been swapped for a much more drop resistant design. (Source: Samsung)
The rear of the Galaxy S8 Active in Meteor Gray. The glass back has been swapped for a much more drop resistant design. (Source: Samsung)
Galaxy S8 Active in gold. The curved edges have been replaced with a metal frame and bumpers on the corners. (Source: Samsung)
Galaxy S8 Active in gold. The curved edges have been replaced with a metal frame and bumpers on the corners. (Source: Samsung)
Galaxy S8 Active in gold. Again the rear helps highlight the rugged features of this phone. (Source: Samsung)
Galaxy S8 Active in gold. Again the rear helps highlight the rugged features of this phone. (Source: Samsung)

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Craig Ward, 2017-08- 7 (Update: 2017-08- 7)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.