Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is now available for pre-order exclusively on AT&T. The device will hit the shelves on August 11 in Meteor Gray or Titanium Gold for a limited time.

The Galaxy S8 Active is more durable than its softer sibling, the S8, and built to last, especially crafted for customers who need a more rugged device to suit their lifestyle. It is designed with a metal frame and will come with shatter-, water- and dust-resistance.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active offers the same Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage with the 5.8-inch SuperAMOLED display as the S8. The S8 Active has most things in common with the S8 – size, resolution and ratio – but it is not curved, and has slightly thicker bezels.

As in the past, AT&T will be the exclusive carrier of the S8 Active, and the device will be priced at $28.34/month on AT&T Next. AT&T is offering several deals with the phone, as well as discounts on Samsung Gear devices.

The fifth generation Galaxy Active is bundled with many in-built features, including access to the DIRECTV NOW app for streaming movies, TV and other media.

Only AT&T is offering you access to entertainment on your terms with Samsung Galaxy S8 Active starting this week,” said Kevin Petersen, senior vice president, Device and Network Services Marketing, AT&T. “With the combination of its rugged and durable design and instant access to the DIRECTV NOW app, you can stream movies and TV at the pool, the beach or on the ski slopes anytime and anywhere.”

Some of the advantages listed here for customers who buy Galaxy S8 Active or any of the latest Galaxy Smartphones on AT&T Next with eligible wireless service.

  • Get a Galaxy S8 FREE when you add a new line on AT&T Next and add DIRECTV
  • Get $500 towards a Samsung TV purchased online when you buy an eligible smartphone on AT&T Next and add DIRECTV
  • Get a Samsung Gear S2 for 99-cents or the Gear S3 for $49.99 on a 2-year agreement when you purchase the smartphone on AT&T Next
  • Get up to $200 in credits when you buy the eligible smartphone on AT&T Next and trade in an eligible smartphone.

Some of the key Features of the Galaxy S8 Active:

Galaxy S8 Active is known for its durability, and is made using military-grade materials. It has a metal frame and bumper to protect from shocks, and the back cover has been given a rough texture for a more secure grip. It has a shatter-resistant screen with 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Display. The screen ratio makes it easier to hold while watching your favorite shows and movies.

Bixby, Samsung’s personal voice assistant, is integrated with the device, so it’s easy to get things done like set reminders, manage calendars and much more. Bixby is a great companion for outdoor activities because it provides quick access to the stopwatch, barometer, compass, flashlight and other essential functions.

Most important is the battery that won’t impact your work, the user can fuel up wirelessly with a large 4000mAh battery that lasts impressively long.

Samsung is known for its innovation in cameras. The Galaxy S8 Active also comes with advanced 12MP f/1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera and 8MP f/1.7 Smart auto focus front camera, able to capture great moments even in low light.

On the security front, the device is secured from the “chip up” with Samsung Knox, the defense-grade mobile security platform designed to protect the integrity of the device. The device comes with biometric features that include an iris scanner for iris recognition and access. Samsung Knox has become one of the most reliable and rugged security solutions, with 29 governments hoping to secure their personnel’s devices.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active from AT&T comes with pre-loaded DIRECTV NOW app, giving accesses to AT&T Unlimited Plus and Choice to watch movies and TV shows. Also, the device comes with VoLTE, which is necessary to get access to certain AT&T services such as 5G Evolution.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a 5G Evolution capable devices, giving the user a taste of the future of connectivity, now available in parts of Austin and Indianapolis, and in over 20 major metros by the end of the year.

Customers can visit AT&T’s Website to preorder the Galaxy S8 Active.

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