- Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 Active on Monday
- The phone will be available on AT&T in the U.S.
- The Galaxy S8 Active has a more rugged design than the Galaxy S8, preventing it against damage from drops.
Samsung announced a more rugged version of the Galaxy S8 on Monday.
The new device is called the Galaxy S8 Active and will be sold on AT&T in the United States beginning Friday.
Samsung typically launches a tougher version of its Galaxy S smartphones a few months after the original launches. As with previous models, the Galaxy S8 Active offers military-grade dust and water resistance and what Samsung promises is a "shatter resistant" screen.
Know this, though: Previous models of Galaxy Active devices have sometimes been less water resistant in real world tests, despite Samsung's claims.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are already water resistant and, while prone to cracking, will still survive a dunk in the pool just fine.