All the speculations that were doing rounds over the past weeks about the Galaxy S8 Active have been put to an end a few days ago when the smartphone was officially launched quietly. This smartphone is considered as Samsung’s toughest and most powerful active device. Presently, a telecom giant, AT&T exclusively has this latest Samsung flagship in its shelves and it will cost as much as $850 in full retail or $28.34 per month over 30 months.
As usual, AT&T is offering its trade in promotion for this product but there is an additional incentive from the telecom giant, including some Tizen wearable tech, in order to attract prospective buyers. Interestingly, the incentive is not just limited to the Galaxy S8 Active but also extends to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
Our Tizen Smartwatch readers might be Interested that with your purchase of the Galaxy S8 on AT&T Next, you can get the Gear S2 for $0.99, or the Gear S3 for $49.99 on a new two-year contract. For our Tizen TV readers, a $500 reward towards a Samsung TV awaits those who purchase any of the above listed Galaxy S8 models on AT&T Next and add DIRECTV. There is also a offer, through monthly bill payments, the Galaxy S8 will be given for free to those that add a new line on AT&T Next and add DIRECTV service.
The Galaxy S8 Active is a smartphone that is built with military grade materials. It comes with a 5.8-inch Quad HD 18.5:9 aspect ratio screen just like the Galaxy S8. It is powered by Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835 processor depending on the market and runs the Android 7.0 Operating System. It has a 4GB RAM, up to 256GB internal memory and a large 4,000mAh battery capacity. This flagship smartphone sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with an 8-megapixel selfie snapper. Other features include Retina eye scanner, fingerprint scanner, rugged design, rapid wireless charging, IP68 rating, dust proof, waterproof, shockproof, 3G, 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi.
The Galaxy S8 Active is equipped with the Activity Zone which gives you quick access to things like the stopwatch, barometer, compass and much more. The device will also have Samsung’s ‘pride’ called Bixby which has been under development for quite some time now and a dedicated button to access it quickly. DIRECTV NOW app, which can be used to watch various TV shows live for as little as $10 per month is also compatible with the smartphone.