Samsung has been rumored to launch the new active version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 for quite a while.
Previous generation active phones of the Galaxy S series have been well received, even though the interest does not compare even slightly to the worldwide response for the mainstream models. This could once again be the case with the Galaxy S7 series. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are both doing extremely well across the world. The new Samsung Galaxy S7 Active will be available only in the United States on contracts from AT&T.
The phone will come with a 5.1-inch screen with QHD resolution. This may seem like specifications from the regular version, but the display is now more protected than ever before. The internals of the device receive the most amount of protection, which are necessary to justify the adventurous nature of the device. The protection is provided by an outer shell, which now makes the phone IP 68 certified for avoiding dust and water to a certain extent. Rather than the capacitive buttons, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active opts for three physical buttons. The exterior protection adds quite a lot of bulk of the device, which is now 9.9 mm in thickness and 185 g in weight.
The biggest advantage of having the rugged case is the ability to support MIL-STD-810G Certification. This means that the phone will be able to resist anything from solar radiation to humanity and even thermal shock resistance. Aside from having these extra advantages, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active also brings the new features from the mainstream models like the Always On display. One of the advantages of having the Super AMOLED technology is the ability to consume very little power when the pixels are displaying black colors. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active takes advantage of this nature by providing the ability to show the information like time, notification, and battery status even without unlocking the device.
Other aspects of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active like the snapdragon 820 processor and 4 GB of RAM provide a similar user experience to that of the Samsung Galaxy S7. The rear camera is a 12-megapixel shooter whereas the front camera continues the same five-megapixel sensor just like in the mainstream phones. Battery capacity has been increased to 4000 mAh. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is available for $26.50/month from June 10.
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