The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active hit the scene, The rugged version usually bring Ingress Protection with more substantial chassis, a bigger battery, and a programmable button on the site of the phone and the other notable trait of the Active lineup has been its AT&T exclusivity. This year Samsung Galaxy S8 Active have no different, aside from the programmable button being replaced with dedicated Bixby button. But, a new version of Samsung S8 Active just passed through FCC and it look carrier exclusivity ending.
We heared whispers last month of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active coming to T-Mobile. The phone in the tweet looks identical to the AT&T version so were still forced to take it with a grain of salt. The new FCC filings finally give us some details on how the two devices will differ and all but confirm that it’s coming to T-Mobile.
According to the listing in the FCC database, the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S8 Active’s model number will be SM-G892U and will support LTE bands 71 and 66. While the FCC filing doesn’t specifically mention that this is a T-Mobile device, the carrier has been developing LTE band 71 specifically for phones on its network. You may remember hearing about Band 71 as it is part of the new 600 MHz spectrum that T-Mobile is rolling out to customers.
The rest of the specs will line up with the AT&T variant. It’ll carry a rugged exterior, a shatter-resistant screen, 4,000 mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage. We don’t have pricing details at this time, but the AT&T version is currently priced at $849.99, so we’d expect something in that range when it hits T-Mobile.
T-Mobile customers, you interested in the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active? If you interested and picking up when it comes out or are there just too many other compelling options on the market today? Let us known in the comments.
Source :- Android Authority