Samsung has always been pretty consistent with its line-ups. The S-flagship series always had a toughened up rugged cousin called the Active variant. Samsung has tied up with AT&T and will be selling the Galaxy S7 Active through the AT&T online store and also the AT&T physical stores.
The Galaxy S7 Active apart from offering the usual rugged features will also be offering the shatter resistant feature for drops from up to 5 feet. The S7 Active will also be offering the IP68 dust and water resistant feature, thus allowing it to be drenched in water for a maximum time frame of 30-minutes.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active will be made available in Sandy Gold, Titanium Grey and Camo Green colours. The plans start from $26.50 for 30 months or $33.13 for 24 months. Just to spruce of the offering Samsung will also be bundling a free Gear S2 along with a Galaxy S7 from AT&T. It is still not clear on whether Samsung intends to sell an unlocked version of the Galaxy S7. The very fact that Samsung Galaxy S7 is exclusively available with AT&T will mean that potential customers on other networks will either have to jump to AT&T or wait for the unlocked variant of the phone.
The Galaxy S7 Active comes equipped with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display and is powered by the Snapdragon 820 alongside a 4GB RAM. On the memory front the phone offers 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card that can support up to 200GB. The S7 Active features a 12-Megapixel primary sensor and a 5-Megapixel secondary sensor. The phone also touts Knox mobile security platform, is backed by a 4000mAh battery and comes with a fingerprint scanner.
The Active variant of the Galaxy flagship has always been catering to a niche and the very fact that one could get hold of a flagship phone with the latest piece of hardware alongside the rugged features make it a worthy proposition.