The news of the Galaxy S7 Active is hardly anything new, given that Samsung slipped up and leaked information including its name back in March. According to the rumors, the smartphone will be product of Samsung’s collaboration with AT&T. This is not surprising since the carrier has delivered the manufacturer’s previous ‘Active’ versions of their flagships in the past. This includes the S5 Active and the S6 Active.
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For the first time today, we have gotten to see leaked images of the Galaxy S7 Active, as clearly shown by the name branded on its back. To confirm this even further, there also appears to be an AT&T logo right below the main camera sensor. Also at the back is a label with a model number of SM-G891A.
Following in the footsteps of the S6 Active, the device comes with a camouflaged pattern at its back cover. The only noticeable difference on the Galaxy S7 Active is that it forgoes the metal design frame for a more rugged and rubberized look, which seems to be the selling point of the Active device.
Although, there is no mention of its battery being removable, its plastic-built back panel is removable. According to a report from Samsung VN, the heavy combination of a rubber and polycarbonate shell on the S7 Active meets the drop damage standards set by the military.
As for its waterproof capabilities, the smartphone just like its Active counterparts, resorts to using waterproof physical buttons instead of capacitive keys. It retains an IP rating of IP68, making it dust-proof and water-resistant, for as long as 30 minutes in water that’s up to a meter deep, even though a number of immersion tests done in the past have proven it can survive longer than that. This will be more than reassuring to users interested in the durability and endurance of the handset.
The Galaxy S7 Active is said to be as powerful as the Galaxy S7 flagship devices, thanks to its rumored specs of a Snapdragon 820 SoC backed by 4GB of RAM. If it emulates the Galaxy S6 active variant, it could come bearing a larger battery.
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