As hard as Samsung’s many US retailer and carrier partners might be trying to make the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge feel affordable with frequent BOGO deals, various freebies and outright discounts, these remain fairly prohibitive buys for some Android enthusiasts on tighter budgets.
Outdoorsy folks probably feared things would get even worse as far as the Galaxy S7 Active was concerned, seeing as how AT&T is once again rumored to win exclusive rights to sell the rugged flagship, and a massive battery will almost certainly be squeezed into the 185-gram 5.1-inch package.
But Ma Bell inserted a sweet Easter egg in the terms and conditions of its latest buy-one-get-one-free smartphone option, listing promotion eligibility for the Kyocera Duraforce, HTC One A9, Microsoft Lumia 950, LG G5 and V10, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Active, S7, S7 Edge, and surprise, surprise, S7 Active.
Innocent typo? Highly unlikely. Unintentional confirmation of both an unreleased phone and its early inclusion in a super-compelling deal arrangement? Possibly. At the end of the day, whether AT&T wanted to already spill the beans on the Galaxy S7 Active or not, it did so, suggesting in the process you won’t have to spend a fortune on the unbreakable device, as long as you’re in the market for two identical units or one and a matching Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Active, S7, or S7 Edge.
Remember, the BOGO offer is valid through June 30, leaving you with enough time to carefully weigh it in for the S7 Active that’s expected out roughly three weeks earlier in gold and camo green paint jobs.