The devices were just recently announced by the carrier, and should be available for purchase in stores and online starting today.
The Galaxy S4 Active is basically a sturdier version of the Galaxy S4. The plastic back is replaced with metal, and the front side has three physical buttons instead of just one. Other than that, the Galaxy S4 Active is virtually similar to the original Galaxy S4 model.
The handset will cost you $199.99 with a new two-year contract with AT&T and it’s available only in a 16GB version. The Galaxy S4 Active can be purchased either in Urban Gray or Dive Blue. The full price for the handset is $594.99, if you don’t want to ink a new deal with the mobile operator.
Moving over to the LTE version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet (see our review of the Wi-Fi-only model here), the device should also be available in AT&T stores and online starting today.
The LTE tablet costs $399.99 when purchased with a new two-year contract or $199.99 when purchased with one of the three Galaxy smartphones it can be bundled with.
Interestingly, the Galaxy S4 Active is one of them – the other two are the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 2 – and all of them are priced at $199.99 with new two-year contracts (the 16GB versions) while the 32GB Galaxy S4 costs $249.99 with a similar agreement.
Curiously though, at the time this article was written the tablet was not found on AT&T’s website, even though it should have already started selling.
Are you buying either device today? Which one?