More than a month ago, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active officially launched through AT&T. At that time, the device was made exclusively available only on the second biggest wireless carrier in America, but there were hints that the device was going to pushed by other mobile operators and retailers.
Samsung has recently announced that its Bixby digital assistant has now expanded in more than 200 countries across the globe. For those still not familiar with the voice controlled feature, Bixby is basically the South Korean tech giant’s answer to Apple’s Siri or Google’s Assistant.
Samsung’s current flagship offering, the Galaxy S8, is the top selling Android powered mobile device in the world during the second quarter of this year, at least according to information recently offered by Strategy Analytics. Apple’s iPhone, however, remains the handset to beat in the entire smartphone industry.
It is official -- Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active will be formally launching this coming Friday, August 11th, and those interested in purchasing the device can now pre-order it from AT&T. The tougher version of the South Korean phone maker’s best selling Galaxy S8 flagship offerings will be made available in a couple of color options -- namely titanium gold and meteor gray.
Without meaning to, AT&T may have inadvertently confirmed the Galaxy S8 Active smartphone, despite the fact that Samsung is yet to formally unveil the device. For those not familiar with the South Korean phone maker’s Active series of handsets, they are basically special editions of the company’s flagship offerings (particularly the Galaxy S lineup of smartphones) that are generally more rugged and tough.
When it comes to virtual reality (VR) headsets for its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus devices, Samsung itself already has a pretty decent offering with its Gear VR, even more so when taking into account the hordes of mobile apps and Oculus, as well as a new controller, that are compatible with the headset.
Yup, it is true that Samsung launched a special coral blue edition of its current flagship device, the Galaxy S8, a few days ago. But there is speculation recently that the South Korean phone maker might also be planning to debut a deep blue version for its upcoming Galaxy Note 8.
Samsung has gamely decided to offer a new color option beyond the current black, silver, and gray versions of its latest flagship devices -- the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Indeed, the world’s biggest seller of smartphones is launching a coral blue edition of the Galaxy S8 this coming July 21st.
When Samsung’s newest flagship devices -- the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus -- debuted back in March early this year, the handsets generated some buzz because of its Infinity display screen (among many other things). But all that screen real estate also means that the latest additions to the South Korean phone maker’s Galaxy lineup of smartphones will be vulnerable to cracks, especially if in the hands of a rather accident prone owner.
Less than a month ago, Samsung had revealed that preorder sales numbers for its latest flagship devices -- the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus -- were shattering its own records. Preorder sales, however, are just one indication of a smartphone release’s success, and people can be forgiven for wanting to get some hard data.
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