Unlocked Galaxy S8 Active to be released soon by Samsung?

Galaxy S8 Active

Around this time last month, Samsung and AT&T announced the Galaxy S8 Active — a rugged version of the standard Galaxy S8 with a slightly bigger battery. During the launch, the South Korean tech-giant did mention that the phone will be exclusively available at AT&T “for a limited time.”

Well, it seems like the South Korean company had a good reason for that. A new unannounced Samsung smartphone with the model number: SM-G892U has appeared on Wi-Fi Alliance today.

For the unaware, SM-G892(A) is the model number of the Galaxy S8 Active which has been exclusive to AT&T so far. Also, the Galaxy S7 Active and Galaxy S6 Active with the model numbers SM-G891A and SM-G890A were exclusively made available at AT&T.

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Which means, if the smartphone in question is the unlocked version of the Galaxy S8 Active (see that ‘U’ in the model number?) — which, btw is highly likely, it will be the first unlocked Active phone in the Galaxy S line in years.

There’s no word on when the unlocked Galaxy S8 Active will be made available, though. But, now that it’s been cleared by Wi-Fi Alliance, it’s only a matter of time until we see that happening.

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Prajith

Travel and adventure junkie. Which is why he's now one of those cliche guys with a camera around his neck at all times. When doing neither, you'll find him uber lazy and glued to Netflix. Email: [email protected]

4 Comments

  1. Oh god yes Oh god yes OH GOD YESSSSS

  2. Oh god yes Oh god yes OH GOD YESSSSS

  3. You are the MAN! Thank you for finding this out, I’ve been dying waiting for this phone to become unlocked it’s nice to know it may not be that far away.

  4. You are the MAN! Thank you for finding this out, I’ve been dying waiting for this phone to become unlocked it’s nice to know it may not be that far away.

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