One week after commencing Android 7.0 Nougat OTA updates for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the South Korean company is already warming up for a release of the same OS for those using the AT&T-exclusive Samsung Galaxy S7 Active.
Samsung ended the Galaxy Beta Program at the death of last year and promised that the stable release will be available this January. While it might have succeeded in meeting its promise, not all variants of the S7 had received this OS. Being a carrier-exclusive version, it is no strange that Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has yet to join the party – but it won’t be for long.
According to a Wi-Fi Alliance listing, the organization has confirmed that Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is ready to be updated to the new Android 7.0 Nougat OTA. Even though this listing doesn’t mean that the update will start rolling out immediately, it assures that it won’t be long before it is here.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users have already begun receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. In fact, this was among the first markets to see the update, but given that AT&T still has its part to play in tweaking the update to Galaxy S7 Active, it means that the latter will be in the queue for probably another couple of weeks or so.
Other coming in with a more rugged exterior when compared to the standard Galaxy S7, just about everything remains the same. The phone has a 5.1-inch QHD shatter-resistant screen and the body is not just IP68 certified, but it is also MIL STD-810G certified, meaning it can survive shocks and drops, among others. Under the hood, the Galaxy S7 Active keeps the Snapdragon 820 SoC alongside 4GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The back has a 12MP camera and the front comes with a 5MP snapper as well as a selfie flash.
Unlike the standard S7, you will come across a huge 4000mAh battery unit, larger than the 3600mAh used in the Galaxy S7 Edge. Despite all these goodies, Samsung Galaxy S7 Active can only be used on AT&T.