For some time now, Samsung has this habit every year of releasing a more durable and heavy duty version of its current flagship device. It happened last year when it debuted the Galaxy S6 Active, the rugged variant of its then flagship the Galaxy S6. This time around, the South Korean mobile giant has unleashed the Galaxy S7 Active, which comes after the successful introduction of the Galaxy S7 devices.
Like the Galaxy S6 Active, this year’s Galaxy S7 Active (which might have been accidentally leaked early this year) does not just feature super durable qualities, which include a case that is both drop resistant and water proof. Indeed, the Galaxy S7 Active also comes with a shatter resistant 5.1 inch display screen. On top of that, the device’s rather gargantuan 4,000 mAh battery is a vast improvement over its predecessor’s 3,000 mAh battery.
With regards to other specifications, they are quite familiar, but no less impressive. The display screen is a quad HD offering, flanked with a 12 megapixel camera on the rear side and a 5 megapixel camera on the front side. Inside the handset’s tough exterior is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip, supported with 4 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM) as well as 32 gigabytes of expandable onboard memory. Also, the device has a fingerprint scanner.
What should make Galaxy S7 Active appealing to potential buyers aside from its rugged qualities is the fact that is virtually has all of the high end specifications present in the Galaxy S7. Customers basically get the same quad HD display screen, an ultra fast and power efficient Snapdragon 820 processor, and a top quality 12 megapixel rear side camera.
Understandably, as a device built for the outdoors or tough conditions, the handset does do away of some of the aesthetics, offering instead a military grade frame, physical navigation buttons, a customizable Action Key, and a shatter resistant display screen. Simply put, users who want substance with style should go for the Galaxy S7 devices, while those who want substance with durability should go for the Galaxy S7 Active smartphone.
The Galaxy S7 Active is made available as an AT&T exclusive with a price of $795 at full retail. It will be launching in AT&T stores in June 10th of this year. It essentially has the same price as the Galaxy S7 Edge and about a hundred bucks pricier than the Galaxy S7, but if you are going to get a super durable phone, you might as well prepare to spend some.
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