Leaked render reminds us T-Mobile is also supposed to carry the Galaxy S8 Active

While Samsung’s Active-branded rugged smartphones have never tried to cater to the masses, it’s undoubtedly been disappointing for butterfingers committed to a different operator than AT&T to witness the device family’s years of exclusivity.

That changes now soon, as T-Mobile reportedly gears up to release the military-grade durable Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. Unfortunately, it may already be too late for the “Un-carrier” to capture the attention of outdoors-loving phone users, even though the beautiful but fragile Galaxy Note 8 doesn’t exactly qualify as an S8 Active replacement.

It’s possible that it’ll come down to whether or not T-Mo can undercut AT&T, with the latter still charging an exorbitant $850, or $28.34 a month for 30 months, for the flat-screened 5.8-inch handset with a roughly 75 percent display-to-body ratio.

There doesn’t seem to be any difference whatsoever between the two carriers’ GS8 Active versions, based on a freshly ev-leaked render of Magenta’s upcoming “Meteor Gray” model. There’s no network logo on any of the two variants, just a “Galaxy S8 Active” imprint around the back, and no frontal physical buttons either.

If you asked us to venture a guess, we’d probably bet on T-Mobile’s Galaxy S8 Active launch happening on November 22, which would be nearly three and a half months after the AT&T debut. Then again, November 24 is Black Friday, so a big discount off the bat looks pretty much guaranteed.

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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).