T-Mobile unveils pricing and release details for LG V30+ and Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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Two new “gigabit-class” 600 MHz-enabled flagship smartphones are headed for America’s third largest wireless service provider and top “Un-carrier” in the coming weeks. One was just officially expanded after several months of AT&T exclusivity with a vague “later this month” release date on both T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as no pricing info.

The other started off as a Sprint exclusive stateside, but it didn’t take long to reach US Cellular. And now the LG V30+ brings its “extra roomy” 128GB storage to T-Mo at a recommended total price of $850.

A “limited quantity” will begin selling on Magenta’s interest-free Equipment Installment Plan next Friday, November 17, setting you back $130 upfront and an additional $30 a month for two years.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is slated for an online T-Mobile launch on the same day, spreading to “participating” physical stores on November 22. The chaebol’s ruggedized hero device will fetch $100 down and $30 per month for an $820 FRP, or 30 bucks less than what AT&T currently charges for the flat-screened, big-battery 5.8-incher.

Keep in mind that you’re looking at two Snapdragon 835 powerhouses here with similar specs but vastly different designs and target audiences. It’s basically a beauty and the beast situation, only the beauty also offers pretty beastly features. Don’t forget about the standard $800 LG V30, $750 Galaxy S8 and $820 Galaxy Note 8 when making your early holiday shopping list.

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Adrian Diaconescu

Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).