Samsung has finally unveiled the rugged version of Galaxy S7, and the company calls it Galaxy S7 Active. It is not come as a surprise for the tech followers since Samsung has a habit of bringing the rugged version of its current flagship smartphone with “Active” suffix. As the name suggests, this year S7 Active aimed serious users, who need an extremely rugged phone and yet to be a powerful one. The S7 Active has passed the US military standard (MIL-STD) 810G tests to get the rugged title. Check how different S7 Active from original S7.
The S7 Active does not sport regular Galaxy S7 design to compensate the ruggedness. It features a thick rubberized material around the device to survive from severe drops. Samsung said that the device came with shatter proof screen. However, the specs are still reading gorilla glass four display. Although, it should perform better than regular Galaxy S7 regarding accidental drops. The front of the device has got a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. It has got three physical buttons, this time, around with dedicated home button, which doubles as a fingerprint sensor. The device looks like a regular phone with the bulky case on it, which obviously adds thickness and weight to the device but being a rugged phone owner, you should digest that. For your info, the S7 Active weighs around 185g.
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Under the hood, the device packs Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expandable via microSD slot up to 200GB. The rear side of the device, you can see the military style design and pattern for seamless grip. The Samsung’s best-in-class 12MP camera returned with Dual LED flash and heart rate sensor. For selfie lovers, Samsung added 5MP front shooter. Moreover, the S7 Active has IP67 water and dust resistance, which will allow users to submerge the device at a depth of 5 meters for 30 minutes long. It runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with latest TouchWiz UI on top. You can expect the top notch connectivity options with the S7 Active. The bulkiness above does make sense when you come to know that this device packs insanely large 4000mAh battery, which is slated to provide 32 hours of talk time and it can be charged fully in just two hours. The device measures 148.8 x 75.0 x 9.9mm.
Pricing & Availability:
Unfortunately, the Galaxy S7 Active is exclusive to AT&T in the United States. No other US carrier is selling it for now. The AT&T will be selling the device in Sandy Gold, Camo Green and Titanium Gray color options. Users should be able to buy the device from June 10th onwards. If you are looking to sign on a typical two year contract, get ready to pay $26.50 per month under AT&T Next plan over 30 months, or you will also have AT&T Next Every Year plan at $33.12 a month for 24 months. You can even pay the full amount of $795 to insert the SIM you want.
Here is more Galaxy S7 Active offers from At&t:
- Get the Samsung Gear S2, the first smartwatch with NumberSync, for free with a new two year wireless agreement and purchase of a Galaxy S7 Active on AT&T Next, and qualified wireless service on both devices. With NumberSync, you can send and receive texts, as well as make and receive calls, from your Gear S2 using the same mobile number as your Galaxy S7 Active.
- Buy two Galaxy S7 Active smartphones on AT&T Next and get up to $695 in bill credits over 30 months.
- Get the Samsung Galaxy Tab E for $0.99 on a 2-year agreement when you buy the Galaxy S7 Active. Take advantage of the offer for the latest Samsung tablet when you buy the Galaxy S7 Active on AT&T NextSM and activate wireless service on both devices.
- Business customers who activate or upgrade 20 or more lines on any qualified Samsung device can receive 12 months credit for MobileIron Cloud and a one-time $1,000 Professional Service Credit (available to new and qualified MobileIron customers).
“The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is one of the best Galaxy devices ever, and it can only be found at AT&T,” said Jeff Bradley, Senior Vice President, Device Marketing and Network Services, AT&T. “We’ve worked with Samsung to design our most stylish Active smartphone of the past four years, and it can still handle your daily grind whether you’re a multi-tasking mom, an outdoorsman at the lake, or a contractor on a job site. Throw in the fact that this phone comes with a variety of awesome deals, and you can get a complete ecosystem of premium devices at a great value.”
Which one did you like most Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge or Galaxy S7 Active? Please let us know your opinion in the comment section below.
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