'We are thrilled to introduce the fifth-generation Galaxy Active, which offers the best of Galaxy features in a tougher package'. You'll be able to buy the S8 Active in Titanium Gold or Meteor Gray for as low as $28.34 per month for 30 months.
Samsung was joined by AT&T in announcing the phone as it'll will be the exclusive seller for a limited time. In the process however, the Galaxy S8 Active ditches the Galaxy S8's trademark Infinity edge-to-edge curves for ruggedness only Samsung's Active phones can vouch for. Unlike the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the S8 Active does not feature a dual-curve display, instead sporting a flat, 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen (with 18.5:9 aspect ratio).
AT&T erroneously revealed the presence of the Galaxy S8 Active without publicly making a statement about it but as of right now, the flagship is official and starting from tomorrow, customers can start making pre-orders of the smartphone.
The S8 Active is powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset, and there's 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, 12MP f/1.7 rear camera, and an 8MP front shooter.
The S8 active will be in USA stores on Aug 11 in either Meteor Gray or Titanium Gold. There's also the possibility that Samsung will sell it unlocked directly.
Keeping aside the display and the look of the handset, what makes the phone out-of-the-box is its massive battery setup, which the company claims to deliver a long lasting battery backup.
News that LG Electronics will also release its V30 on September 15 has been reported by some foreign press, leading some to wonder if the Galaxy Note 8 and V30 will be released on the same day.