A common problem that people tend to have with modern smartphones is that they are not all that durable. Indeed, dropping a Samsung Galaxy S8 can result in it becoming irreparably damaged, which is really not the sort of thing that you would want to have to go through. After all, these phones are quite expensive, and breaking one can result in a significant financial loss.

Realizing the importance of durability, Samsung has announced that it will be releasing a limited edition version of the Galaxy S8 smartphone for AT&T customers. This new version of the S8 would be a great deal more rugged, and would have the sort of design features that you would normally see in smartphone cases and covers rather than smartphones themselves.

This new version of the S8, which will be called the Galaxy S8 active, will be available for a little over $28 dollars a month on a thirty month contract. Alternatively it can be bought for $830 if you want to pay it all up front. The main benefit of the S8 Active is that it does not have the break prone curved sides of the traditional S8, nor does it have the sort of material that would be easily cracked if the phone were to drop.

Instead, the phone would have a polycarbonate casing that is slightly heavier than that of the standard model, but in exchange for this extra weight you are going to be able to get a lot more in the way of durability. Indeed, Samsung claims that this phone has military grade durability, and to top it all off it will be waterproof as well. An important aspect of its waterproof nature is the fact that this phone can go up to five feet under water before it breaks down. This is far more effective than the vast majority of smartphones out there, and the great thing is that it comes built into the phone rather than being a case that you have to buy separately.

Apart from the increased durability, the Galaxy S8 Active will have a larger battery than the regular S8 model as well. Instead of the 3,000 mAh battery, the S8 Active will have over 30% more with a 4,000 mAh battery. This means over thirty percent more battery life, and over thirty percent more time that you can spend using your phone before you have to end up charging it again. When you factor in power banks and the like, this phone can help you become a great deal more independent in terms of charging every so often.

The rest of the specs are the same as the already impressive Galaxy S8 standard model. Whether or not this phone would live up to its potential remains to be seen, but it seems likely that this phone would be a game changer in the market at the moment.