After several leaks the Korean company has made Samsung Galaxy S7 Active official now, exclusive to AT&T in the United States. The Galaxy S7 Active is obviously a terrific smartphone, rugged and particularly not a durable one once review surfaces. It’s waterproof and you can use it in the rain and not in the shallow pool. Nevertheless the Galaxy S7 Active’s glass-heavy design sill demands some kind of case. Samsung and AT&T now have an extremely different phone for you to consider.
The Galaxy S7 Active will go on sale starting June 10th for $26.50 per month over 30 months, or $33.13 for 24 months; both of those work out to around $795.
This would be the fourth year where Samsung has built a bigger, stronger, and ruggedized version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone for AT&T. Regular Galaxy S7 learned to swim again, though, so how can Samsung and AT&T lure people towards the Active model?
The S7 Active is styled pretty closely to last year’s variant, so it’s radically taller and wider than the original S7 despite the screen size going unchanged. Same goes for the metal sides and soft-touch bumpers on the corners, which actually make this way more comfortable to hold as a camera button. Plus the pattern that Samsung chose for the back casing feels rather nice in hand.
Taking the home button with speedy fingerprint reader, still there are three physical buttons on the front of this phone. If you’ve been using on-screen or capacitive buttons for a while. Another important titbit for virtual reality fans here: owing to the Active’s different measurements, made no promises that Samsung would work inside the current Gear VR headset.
Samsung says the new Active can withstand drops from up to 5 feet – even when the screen is the first thing crashing to the ground. On top the QHD Super AMOLED display and Gorilla Glass 4 is an added layer of polycarbonate, which utterly an added precaution to help keep the screen from shattering. Display, just looks as crisp and gets just as bright as the S7’s. There are even little bumpers around the camera’s glass to protect it against cracks.
The S7 Active has the same blazing fast Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and gorgeous 12-megapixel camera as its non-rugged sibling. You’re still limited to 32GB of built-in storage, but there’s a microSD card slot in case you need more space. Samsung Pay works great too, if you’ve got a compatible credit/debit card and want to leave your wallet home.
Battery package you will find inside is the capacity of a massive 4000mAh. The Galaxy S7 Active has a 5.1-inch display and don’t worry about charging the S7 Active during days of moderate to heavy usage. With dedicated shortcut button on the left side, right above the volume, Samsung’s home button is there opening the camera, remains lightning quick and will no more require a separate button for that. The buttons opens Twitter, holding it down opens Facebook, and a double-press launches Spotify. All of this works with the S7 Active locked. You’ll just have to enter your PIN or unlock it with a fingerprint before getting into the apps you’ve chosen.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Specifications
- 5.1-inch Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 200GB with microSD
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- Rugged Design, IP68 ratings water and dust resistance
- 12MP rear camera with LED Flash
- 5MP front-facing camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 148.8 x 75.0 x 9.9mm; Weight: 185g
- 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0, NFC
- 4000mAh battery
Color options you can choose from Sandy Gold, Camo Green and Titanium Grey and the Galaxy S7 Active headed to AT&T. It will be available through contract agreement. In India, it costs you around Rs 53,150 approximately, if it lands.