Months after being announced, images of Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, has surfaced online.
The image shows the Galaxy S7 Active featuring a polycarbonate back and corners, albeit in a camouflage design. The image also shows the smartphone having extra added protection against scratches, and the occasional phone drop. The back panel appears to be heavily textured for a better grip even with wet hands.
The device is rumored to carry the code number SM-G880, and it is believed that AT&T will be the sole retailer in the US.
A model which sported the AT&T logo on the back, in an unfortunate “desert gold” color was leaked yesterday but this model does not, which means that it could be the international variant of the handset.
The phone might be available in Europe or other countries as well, but at the moment one can only speculate.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active specs
A recent benchmark test had given a peek into what specs the device will have. It’s believed that the Samsung Galaxy S7 active will have features similar with its flagship sibling, the Galaxy S7. The device is expected to sport a 5.5-inch display with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution.
It’s expected to sport up to 12 MP as its rear camera capacity and a 5 MP snapper in front with auto-focus and face detection. It should also come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage capacity.
The Galaxy S7 Active is expected to sport an improved water resistance as compared to the standard Galaxy S7 smartphone, which received IP68 certification. This means it can be submerged in up to 5 feet of water for 30 minutes and still function properly.
It is also believed that the Galaxy S7 Active will pass military specification (MIL-STD-810G) testing against environmental conditions. These include high temperatures, dust and sand, shock and vibration, low pressure, and high altitude.