Galaxy S8 Active release date and carrier finally revealed

Samsung's new U Flex headphones include a neck band vibration alerts and Bixby button.
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Though AT&T's Galaxy S8 Active listing isn't live just yet, the company does give us a good idea of what to expect in terms of specifications with today's announcement. Samsung has removed the infinity edge display, and replaced with a toughened typical display of 5.8 inches, in favor of fierce look.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is secure in its ruggedness and it doesnt need loud announcements. It comes as no surprise then that the Galaxy S8 Active is being tipped as Samsung' toughest Galaxy phone yet.

The Galaxy S8 Active replaces the glass and metal build of the Galaxy S8 with more durable plastic and metal, that for obvious reasons, also adds to the phone's height and girth. There's also Bixby on board (with a dedicated button), plus an Activity Zone app (including stuff like stopwatch, compass, barometer, and flashlight). Available in "meteor gray" or "titanium gold", it will cost you US$28.34 a month for 30 months with AT&T Next, or $849.99 at full retail price. Samsung says the phone's "Military Grade" design lets it "tolerate 21 specific environmental conditions, including temperature, dust, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude". The smartphone will be available in stores on August 11 in either Meteor Gray or Titanium Gold. Some of these rumors come directly from the source, with Samsung accidentally outing the phone back in June and AT&T doing the same thing last week. Samsung is also promising a long-lasting battery, at 4,000mAh.

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.

The timing of the phone's launch is, however, believed to be an attempt to sabotage the launch of the iPhone 8 - which apple is expected to unveil in early September.

The firm will be hoping that the new device will help to restore consumer confidence in their products.

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