It was first reported a couple of months back that AT&T might finally lose its exclusivity over Samsung’s “Active” handsets. Ever since the first was launched several years ago, the handsets have only been available from AT&T in the United States. Samsung itself confirmed recently that the Galaxy S8 Active will soon be available from T-Mobile and Sprint. Both carriers have now started selling the handset to their customers.
T-Mobile has started selling the Galaxy S8 Active online. The carrier is charging $820 for the handset at full retail. Customers can also purchase it for $100 down and $30 per month for 24 months on T-Mobile’s installment plan.
Sprint is offering the handset for half off, provided that customers switch over from another carrier. In that case, it’s going to sell them the Galaxy S8 Active for $17.71 per month for 18 months on its Flex lease program.
The specifications of this handset remain the same with only a couple of changes. It has a flat Infinity Display instead of a curved one. The handset also features a larger 4,000mAh battery. It’s more durable as well.
Sprint is selling the Galaxy S8 Active both online and in its stores. T-Mobile is only selling it online for now but it will begin offline sales from November 22nd.
- Super AMOLED
- 568 PPI
- f/1.7 Aperture
- No Wireless Charg.
- Snapdragon 835