Monday, 23 January 2017
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, S7 Mini in the works

A Google listing has confirmed the existence of Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, a new variant of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7. A Mini version of the flagship device is also in the works according to reports.

Years ago when Samsung launched the Galaxy S5, it also launched variants such as Galaxy S5 Neo, Glaxy S5 Active, Galaxy S5 Mini and many more.

In 2015, the South Korean firm decided to launch just the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6 Active.

However, Samsung is now expected to launch an ‘Active’ variant in the Galaxy S7 series, as it’s been mentioned in the Google Play listing of the Samsung Level app.

The ‘Active’ variants of Samsung Galaxy smartphones are especially made strong and rugged to survive in tough conditions.

They are meant for rough use, protecting the device from water, dust and more. Although the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge are water and dust resistant, a Galaxy S7 Active might also be launched and could sport added tough features. Furthermore, the Galaxy S7 Active aka SM-G891A was rumoured about 7 days ago.

The Samsung Level app listing on Google Play distinctively mentions the ‘Samsung Galaxy S7 Active ‘ in the ‘supported device list’ section, confirming its existence.

Although nothing else has been said about the device, it is expected to feature the same innards as that in the Samsung Galaxy S7 but with a different design and military-grade protection (MIL-STD-810G).

This include protection from drops, shocks, and other external factors. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, the Galaxy S7 Active might also come with a battery larger than the original flagship models.

According to reports, Samsung is also going to launch a ‘mini’ version of the Galaxy S7. Reports say the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini smartphone will be looked upon as a competitor to the much-talked-about iPhone SE.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini will reportedly come in a 4.6-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution display. It will be powered by either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor or Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 SoC.

Reports say the device will have 3GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and will be 9.9mm thick.