The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active for AT&T still isn't official, despite the pouring rain of leaks we've seen about it over the past few weeks. We got official press renders and full specs already, but the carrier seems intent on postponing the launch as much as possible.
Funnily, though, that hasn't prevented AT&T from confirming the fact that the Galaxy S8 Active is a real device indeed, and one that's definitely coming soon. Seen below is an excerpt from the FAQ section for a promotion that's gone live at AT&T. This, by the way, is still available on the company's website, at the Source linked below.
It's a list of Samsung smartphones that are eligible to get you a $500 coupon to use toward the purchase of a Samsung TV for use on DIRECTV, the carrier's TV service.
The S8 Active should come with a ruggedized MIL-STD-810G compliant body, a 5.8-inch 2,960x1,440 18.5:9 Super AMOLED non-curved touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 5, the Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and a big 4,000 mAh battery. The cameras seem identical to those found on the S8 and S8+, a 12 MP rear unit and an 8 MP selfie shooter, both with f/1.7 aperture. The Active will be 9.9mm thick and weigh 208g.
It would be a good phone, but being AT&T ruined it, especially with AT&T locking their device getting update if you're not on their network, which is amazing they can get away with thanks to useless FCC.
I'd love to swap my S7 for S7 active or S8 active, since I'm using it in a rather big case anyway. But I'm more likely to swap it for LG Q8 because of the DACs - I loved LG G2 music output, but I find S7 to be "meh" at best. That audio customization ...
Why so much attention to this phone when its only for ATT customers ?????? I would prefer this version more than the regular S8. It has great build, great battery and the 18.5:9 aspect ration does not look that weird on flat screen phone. The S8 devi...