Do you love Samsung's latest flagship but refuse to pay a lot for phones because you're too rough with them?

That's where Samsung's Galaxy Active line comes in handy. The company has just expanded it with the new Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of the Galaxy S8. Samsung described the phone as the "toughest Galaxy" yet, thanks to a military-grade screen, which enables shock, shatter, water, and dust resistance, as well as a metal frame and a bumper that helps shield it from bumps and shocks.

The back cover also has a tough texture for a secure grip, Samsung said. So, if you're in the construction field or you're an outdoorsy type of person, this is the phone for you. It also features Bixby, Samsung's new voice assistant, along with quick access to the stopwatch, barometer, compass, and flashlight. The screen is a 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

Unfortunately, yet not surprisingly, it doesn't have the Galaxy S8's curved edge. If the Galaxy S8 Active still interests you, pre-orders open on 8 August through US carrier AT&T. It will be available on AT&T Next for $28.34 for 30 months (about $850 total). You can buy it in the colours Meteor Gray or Titanium Gold. If you want to check it out in a store, it'll hit retail shops from 11 August.

The Galaxy S8 Active will be exclusive to AT&T "for a limited time".

1/4Samsung - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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