It looks pretty clear there will not be an S9 active so everybody needs to get over that. Buy apple, buy anything you want. I found a really good S8 active on eBay for less than $300 and jumped on it. Love it and not looking back. Maybe someday Samsung will get it together but for now everyone has to find a way to deal with it so buy a competitor's product or stick with the S8 active, no other choices right now.
Thanks for asking this question. It tells me I am not alone. Neither in my still using an S7 Active nor in my anger over zero communication from Samsung about the discontinuation of the Active line.
Now my options are either replace my S7A battery (which I CANNOT locate for purchase anywhere) or research/buy a different rugged phone. I am unimpressed enough with Samsung's total silence on this for that next device to be from a different manufacturer. What part of "Just communicate with loyal fans who are suffering through aging devices waiting for the opportunity to give you money for the next version of their favorite device" do they not understand?
They've cancelled the Active line and STILL haven't mentioned a single peep or whisper about it. I am not going to hold my breath through S10 releases, with no mention of an Active.
Has anyone found a good rugged phone?
What are you replacing your S7A with?
I've been an active owner since the S4. Had every single one except the 8 because there wasnt much of a difference over the 7 and my 7 still works. I was eagerly anticipating an s9 release hoping they would finally bring the dual rear cameras into play. I'm disappointed that we haven't hear anything on this. I think everyone in the market can benefit from a phone like the active series, they're tough as nails and honestly the future of devices that adapt to its users lifestyle instead of the other way around. I hope there is some communication soon as I am now considering other options in terms of brand. Please make an announcement soon
YES, it will be released between January 15 - 18, 2019.
I got this info from an AT&T sales men who got this from a Samsung rep 2-3 weeks ago. In addition, there will be a new phone comming out that noone is allow to talk about.
I am without a phone for the next 3 weeks ;/... willing to wait...
Wait, what?!? Are you serious? You're saying Samsung is releasing an S9 ACTIVE in mid January? How do you know this, and is there literally any further information? Flat screen, what battery, etc, etc?
Has this source been reliable in the past about upcoming things? Besides the S9A, is this other secret phone in the rugged class?
And, the fact that I'm even asking these questions is part of the problem. If Samsung would confirm or deny that would be great. I'm not going to wait if a good deal pops up on another phone.