AT&T has gone Samsung crazy this week, and announced the forthcoming availability of the Galaxy S4 Active phone, and the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet. It has even released teaser videos for each device to help entice buyers, which you can see below.
The Galaxy S4 Active is the newest of the two devices, and was announced just a few days ago, and we’re expecting to get a proper hands-on test of the phone at next week’s Samsung event in London. The phone is a variation on the Galaxy S4 flagship, but with the addition of IP67 certification so it can keep out the wet stuff.
It’ll be put up for pre-order on June 14 for $200 with a two-year contract, ready for release on June 21, and buyers will be able to choose between a blue or gray model. For this you get a 5-inch TFT screen with a 1080p resolution, a 1.9GHz quad-core processor, and an 8-megapixel camera with an Aqua Mode for taking pictures underwater.
Android 4.2 is its operating system, and there are various Samsung software features added to the TouchWiz user interface, plus 16GB of internal memory, a 2600mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 2-megapixel forward-facing cam. AT&T has confirmed the S4 Active will connect to its 4G LTE network.
In addition to the Galaxy S4 Active, the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet will be coming to AT&T soon. Announced during Mobile World Congress in February, the Galaxy Note 8.0 has, you’ve guessed it, an 8-inch screen. Its resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels, and the tablet comes equipped with the S Pen stylus, just like the Note 10.1 and the Note 2 smartphone/tablet hybrid. It runs Android 4.1, and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, plus there is 16GB of storage space, and a 5-megapixel rear camera.
Again, the Galaxy Note 8.0 will connect to AT&T’s 4G LTE network, but no price or release date has been provided, with the press release saying only it’ll be coming in the next few weeks.
Updated on 06/18/2013 at 05:00 by Andy: If you’ve been waiting to hear how much the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet will cost through AT&T, we’ve got some good news. It has been priced at $400 with a two-year contract, or if you buy a Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, or Galaxy Note 2, then a Note 8.0 tablet can be your for $200. It goes on sale June 21.
Article originally published on 06/13/2013