Rumors have been doing rounds regarding the release of Samsung Galaxy S7 Active to succeed last year’s rugged version of the flagship Galaxy S6.
While the company behind the product hasn’t gone public with the details of the phone, leaks of what the phone will pack under the hood, the design as well as features have been showing up every now and then in different publications. The latest to show up with these leaks is benchmarking platform GFXBench.
For starters, AT&T seems to be poised to keep its position as the exclusive seller of Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, just like it has been the case with previous Galaxy S Active models. Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S6 Active was released in June and if this time frame is to be retained, we may see the device coming up next month. However, this year saw an early release for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, something that could possibly hint at a similarly early release for the Galaxy S7 Active variant.
Specs and features
Details of this rugged version of the flagship S7 have been here since late March and in early May, we saw the first image of what this phone should eventually look like. Just like the versions released in the past, the leaked images showed that this year’s S7 Active will feature a camouflaged design featuring a polycarbonate-built rugged case.
In the latest leaks coming from GFXBench, we now have more details of the major specs of Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. If this materializes, we’ll get to see a Galaxy S7 Active packed with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display unit with a QHD resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels. As for the operating system, Samsung will stick with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow it used on the flagship as well as run its TouchWiz UX on top.
Similar to the other models, the Galaxy S7 Active will include a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC that is backed by an Adreno 530 GPU and a decent RAM of 4GB. As for the storage options, you will get 32GB onboard, with room to expand via a microSD card. There won’t be any changes in the camera department as well, which means the DualPixel 12MP sensor on the rear will be retained and so will the 5MP selfie camera.
The GFXBench leak did not reveal details of the phone’s battery capacity. However, considering that the device will come with a screen size of 5.5-inches, we do expect to see a similar battery size as the Galaxy S7 Edge, which is 3600mAh.