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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active may be heading to T-Mobile

AT&T has had an exclusivity deal to offer a ruggedized variant of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone since the Galaxy S4 Active. In fact, Sprint did offer a Sport branded Galaxy S5, but it was a watered down version of the Active (if that makes any sense).

Anyway, Evan Blass of Venture Beat tweeted a render of the Galaxy S8 Active sporting T-Mobile in the corner of the lockscreen. That, and the 4G LTE icon matches that of the ones found on T-Mobiles Samsung devices. AT&Ts 4G logo has a larger and rounder font.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active for T-Mobile [first reported: https://t.co/aWxlwQQ4rU] pic.twitter.com/Hh4FxxBON6

Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 12, 2017

Theres also a date on the lockscreen: November 22. This could mean T-Mobile plans to launch an Active series smartphone well before the holiday season starts, though November 22 is a plausible launch date.

In addition, as part of the original report from Venture Beat back in September, the Galaxy S8 Actives working model number is SM-G892A for the AT&T version. T-Mobiles would have a T instead of an A.

Several sightings of SM-G892U by Venture Beat would suggest that Samsung plans to launch the ultra-rugged version of the Galaxy S8 globally (the U signifies a universal variant), though, we wouldnt bet on it just yet.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has the same specs as the US-variant of the Galaxy S8: a Snapdragon 835 + 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. 12MP main camera and an 8MP front-facing one. Theres also the rear mounted fingerprint scanner and 5.8-inch 18.5:9 aspect ratio Super AMOLED (flat) display. The biggest difference is the 4,000 mAh battery and Military-spec compliance that renders it shock and shatter resistance, along with IP-68 water resistance.

We are still conducting our review of the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S8 Active and we cant wait to present you with our findings.

Source | Via