Despite a, Samsung has yet to officially announce the Galaxy S8 Active, the more durable and rugged cousin of the Galaxy S8 flagship. However, the US carrier AT&T may not have gotten the memo.
For a brief moment, AT&T included the GS8 Active in the FAQ section of one of its promotions. Mention of the phone was later taken down, but not before it was spotted by XDA Developers.
The AT&T promotion states that customers can save $500 on a Samsung TV if they buy a subscription to DIRECTV and a Galaxy S8 phone on AT&T Next. Theand upcoming S8 Active were then included as eligible phones in the fine print.
For the past few years, Samsung and AT&T have partnered up to releaseof Samsung’s , like the , and . The phones featured the usual high-end specs of a flagship Galaxy phone at the time of launch, but with added durability like a shatterproof screen, and dust, water and shock protection. It sometimes included a bigger battery as well.
Previous Active phones were all released sometime in June or July, so the Galaxy S8 Active is expected soon. The AT&T promotion itself state that it only lasts until August 31, so we’re left to wonder if the phone will release sometime this month.
This isn’t the first leak about the phone. Back in June, documents on the Samsung website also. Although nothing is official until the phone is announced, leaks coming straight from Samsung and AT&T make the phone are pretty certain.
Samsung declined to comment and AT&T did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this story.