Last week I have written an article telling why Samsung doesn’t need to construct the active variant of the S7. But we are now receiving reports that the Galaxy S7 active is real and Samsung is on the verge of introducing the phone to the general masses.
The ever reliable leakester, Evan Blass, has yet again revealed information about the rugged variant of the Galaxy S7. He indicated that AT&T is testing the phone. We know from the past that AT&T is one of the few if not the only carrier who is actively involved in the active variant of the S-series phones and that will remain the same this year too.
The model number attached with this mysterious device is SM-G891A. he also pointed out that the Galaxy S6 active has a model number SM-G890A which leads us to believe that this device is indeed the successor to the S6 active and will most probably be called as the Galaxy S7 active.
AT&T is testing a handset, Samsung SM-G891A. GS6 Active is G890A. Updated SKU, GS7 Active, or other? [pic: Zauba] pic.twitter.com/WgE3uWVVWG
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 23, 2016
The Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge received critical praise throughout the smartphone world for their design and functionality. Samsung would definitely try to cash in on the hype created by the duo phone. It was also reported that there is another version of the S7 in works, the S7 mini with a 4.3-inch screen size will counter the freshly released iPhone SE.
As far as the S7 active is concerned, it will have all the internals of the regular S7. But the last year’s S6 active could not accommodate a fingerprint sensor. Thus leaving it out of Samsung Pay services. But it packed a mammoth battery.
This phone would come with a rugged exterior that would brave the dust and water. The regular S7 can also do that but this version can work even after taking quite a beating. No concrete information is available until Samsung decides to tell us about the phone.