It was already looking pretty likely that Samsung would introduce another Galaxy Active device. Between the real-life photos and videos and the Evan Blass-leaked renders, there was little doubt that the S8 variant would be coming soon. According to recent information, it appears that the Galaxy S8 Active has now been confirmed by AT&T — although the reveal might not have been planned.
AT&T is currently running a Samsung promotion, which can save you $500 on a new Samsung TV when you switch to DIRECTV and buy a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus handset on AT&T Next. While only those two smartphones are currently listed as part of the offer, the folks at XDA Developers spotted that this wasn’t always the case.
The Galaxy S8 Active made a brief appearance in the FAQ section as an eligible device, though it appears that AT&T has since removed the mention. Perhaps, the rugged handset will indeed be part of the offer when it releases, however, which would give us a little insight as to when we might see it hit the shelves.
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AT&T’s promo will end on August 31, which means that if the new rugged Galaxy wants to take part in it, it will have to make a debut before the end of the month. So, if you’re in the market for a rugged flagship, you might not have long to wait for it.