Samsung has a yearly tradition of announcing a ruggedized version of its flagship phone, and that is carried forward this year by the Galaxy S7 Active. The phone is currently an exclusive for AT&T in US but could be rolled out worldwide soon.
The phone’s design is quite different to the regular version of Samsung’s current flagship, but in the broader scenario, it doesn’t differ a lot from the previous phones. It will certainly find its own fans, though.
The phone’s main feature is its durability, which is obvious. Its display is now shatter-proof, protected by Gorilla Glass 4. It can survive drops of up to 5 feet. It is water and dust-resistant, too. Its metal and rubber design gives it durability that the regular S7 can’t match.
On the front, you have a 5.1” display with Super AMOLED and 1440p (QHD) resolution. Under the covers, you will get a Snapdragon 820 processor with 4 GB RAM and expandable storage.
The front and back boast 5 and 12 MP shooters, respectively. The phone finally gets a fingerprint scanner on the front. A cool touch is a dedicated Action key above the volume rocker, which can be configured to quickly launch three pre-selected apps through long press, double-tap and short-tap.
Finally you have a large 4,000 mAh battery, the largest ever in Samsung’s lineup of flagship phones.
Pricing is set at $795 (approx. Rs. 82,0000), taking into account the cumulative payments from the two-year contract, quite a premium over a regular S7.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Specifications:
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
- OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
- 5.1” QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution
- Shatter-resistant Super AMOLED panel with Gorilla Glass 4
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal: 32 GB
- Card slot: yes, by up to 256 GB
- Primary: 12 megapixel with LED Flash, f/1.7, 4K video
- Secondary: 5 megapixel. f/1.7
- Fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 4000 mAh
- Colors: Green Gamo, Titanium Grey and Sandy Gold
- Price: $795