That's good news for anyone who likes the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S8, but wants a shatter-resistant flat screen instead of a delicate curved glass display.
In the US, this will the first time a Galaxy S Active phone has been available on a network other than AT&T. No word in international availability – we haven't seen an Active go global since the S4 Active, despite liking the S7 Active and S6 Active.
What's the Galaxy S8 Active all about?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active retains a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED screen, but this one is is meant to withstand drops, just like the rugged Moto Z2 Force screen.
Its also has a high-strength aluminum frame that's bumper-protected. Like the regular S8 and Note 8, it's dust and water resistant with an IP68 rating. It can take a pavement beating before it starts showing wear.
And unlike 2017 Galaxy phones, the S8 Active has a juiced-up 4,000mAh battery. Your all-day adventures can fully utilize Samsung's awesome 12MP camera without fear of battery life drain.
But you'll have to deal with some button issues: the Active finally dropped physical buttons on the front of the phone in favor of on-screen buttons and it added that love-it-or-hate-it-but-probably-hate-it Bixby button.
It also costs as much as the Galaxy 8 Plus. AT&T currently has 5.8-inch S8 Active price locked in at $849.99, which is $280 more than the normal S8 launch price. We don't expect the Sprint and T-Mobile price to be much lower.
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