If the latest buzz is to be believed, AT&T will be releasing the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S7 Active on June 10.
The phone, which is exclusive to the carrier, has been in the rumor mill for months now. However, it seems the release date has somehow been confirmed via leaked images that also showed this date. If Samsung moves ahead with this plan, it will be a continuation from it left off last year with the Galaxy S6 Active in a similar fashion as it did with the Galaxy S7 with respect to last year’s Galaxy S6.
Usually, the Active variant of Samsung Galaxy S series takes on a rugged body that means the phone best suits the outside environment. This is the same case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Active as rumors suggest that it will keep on with the military grade standards to ensure this year’s model is even tougher than before.
The leaks doing rounds reveal that the phone will not just take on the MIL-STD standards, rather, it will also add at least two military-themed designs. While Samsung had an easy time differentiating the S6 from the S6 Active thanks to the fact that the former did not come with water and dust resistivity, this will not be the case this year. The company will have to do better as the standard model already comes with an IP68 rating.
Apparently, Samsung Galaxy S7 Active will not stray away from the standard model as far as specs are concerned. Even though it will come with a physical size close to the S7 Edge, the screen size will remain at 5.1 inches. The Super AMOLED panel will also retain the QHD resolution of 2560 by 1440 used on the standard and Edge models. In addition, Samsung will go for the Snapdragon 820 SoC instead of the Exynos 8890, however, the RAM will remain at 4GB.
You get the same storage option of 32GB, which can be expanded using a microSD card of up to 200GB. There are no changes as far as the camera is concerned, with the AT&T exclusive expected to retain the 12MP rear sensor and 5MP selfie camera.
As noted earlier, Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has a bigger form factor than the standard S7. The good side of the story is that the bigger and thicker body will probably pack an even bigger battery capacity of 4000mAh as compared to the 3000mAh used on the Galaxy S7.
Neither Samsung nor AT&T has confirmed any of the leaked stories, however, we are quite confident that the phone will be coming out sooner than later.