Samsung has already released multiple Active variants of its flagship Galaxy S series handsets so it wouldn’t be surprising if the company came out with the Galaxy S7 Active. We’ve already seen some hints that this handset might be in the pipeline and now it appears that a Samsung app has leaked the existence of this handset itself.
An update was sent out for the Samsung Level application and in the list of supported devices, the Galaxy S7 Active is listed alongside the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. This more or less confirms that Samsung is indeed working on the Galaxy S7 Active and like previous Active variants, it might be exclusive to AT&T in the United States.
It remains to be seen though what sort of extra protection Samsung provides with the Galaxy S7 Active. Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge already feature IP68 water resistance which allow for them to be submerged in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes at a time.
So in theory the Galaxy S7 Active might come with all of the features and specifications you get with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge but possibly with a bigger battery and MIL-STD-810G military grade protection against the elements as well as against shocks and drops.
This is just pure speculation right now as Samsung is yet to confirm anything about the Galaxy S7 Active. It’s unclear at this point when this handset is going to be unveiled.
|Product Name||Galaxy S7||Galaxy S7 Active||Galaxy S7 Edge|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||3000 mAh||4000 mAh||3600 mAh|
|Processor Name||Snapdragon 820/ Exynos 8||MSM8996 Snapdragon 820||Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890|
|Street Price||$350 Galaxy S7 on Amazon||$390 Galaxy S7 Active on Amazon||$560 Galaxy S7 Edge on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||Galaxy S7 Full specs and details||Galaxy S7 Active Full specs and details||Galaxy S7 Edge Full specs and details|