Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has been in the rumor mill for quite some time now. However, it seems the Korean company and American carrier AT&T have finally wrapped up things as we now have a full spec sheet of what this phone will pack.
The new ruggedized version of the flagship Galaxy S7 is no different from what the companies offered last year. The spec sheet is basically the same as what you get on the standard model, but there are some major changes to give the S7 Active its natural rugged form factor.
You will notice an almost similar design between Samsung Galaxy S7 Active and last year’s Galaxy S6 Active. However, getting closer to this year’s option will reveal some slight differences in terms of general measurements, with this year’s model being thicker at 9.9mm as compared to last year’s 8.6mm. The new version is also heavier than last year’s, weighing at 185 grams as opposed to 170 grams of the S6 Active.
One main reason behind this gain in weight is the fact that Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has a huge 4000mAh battery unit compared to the 3500mAh you get on the S6 Active. This is even larger than the 3600mAh you get on the Galaxy S7 Edge, meaning you get a decent battery life with this Active variant than any of the other two. Despite the increment in measurements and weight, you still get a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display panel with a QHD resolution. This is the same size used on last year’s Galaxy S6 Active as well as the new Galaxy S7.
As it has been rumored before, you will get a microSD card expansion slot on the phone and under the hood, there is a Snapdragon 820 SoC, an Adreno 530 GPU and a massive RAM of 4GB. The expansion slot helps bump up the 32GB of onboard storage by up to 200GB. On the software side, the Galaxy S7 Active is powered by the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
On photography matters, there is no change from what you get on this year’s S7 and S7 Edge. You get a 12MP DualPixel main sensor that ensures photos remain of good quality even when in poor lighting conditions. There is a decent 5MP selfie camera on the front panel.
Most probably, Samsung Galaxy S7 Active will be launched on June 10 and like last year’s model, it will remain exclusive to AT&T.