Samsung's ultra-durable Galaxy S8 Active launches this week

Hard on phones? The Galaxy S8 Active just might be the phone for you.

Take Samsung's Galaxy S8, add a shatterproof screen, a metal housing for dust, water, and shock resistance, and what do you get? The Galaxy S8 Active.

Samsung has traditionally followed up the release of its flagship line of Galaxy S-series smartphones with a more robust version for business users.

Samsung announced the ruggedized S8 Active on Monday, along with AT&T, which will be the exclusive carrier for the smartphone for "a limited time."

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active.

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The S8 Active has the same specs as the standard S8, including a 5.8-inch display, 12-megapixel rear camera, and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera. One area where the S8 Active improves on the S8 is an increase in battery size, going from 3,000 milliamp-hours to 4,000 milliamp-hours.

Of course, you lose out on the Infinity Display Samsung first unveiled the S8 line, but the trade off is a device that's built to withstand some abuse.

The S8 Active is available for pre-order starting Tuesday, with retail store availability to begin on August 11. Priced at $850, customers can opt to split up the price of the device into 30 payments of $28.34.

For a short time, AT&T customers who purchase the S8 Active are eligible for various promotions through AT&T including $500 towards a Samsung TV, a free Galaxy S8, or a Gear S3 for $49.

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