After numerous leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is finally official. While most of its specifications have been revealed in the aforementioned leaks, there are several key selling points of the S7 Active that managed to be kept under wraps, such as the “shatter-resistant” display.
In order to add durability to the display of the S7 Active, Samsung added a layer of polycarbonate on top of the Gorilla Glass 4 protective glass. According to the company, this is enough to guarantee that the S7 Active’s display can withstand drops from up to 1.5m, even if it drops face first. Needless to say, this is quite impressive.
Aside from a more durable display, the S7 Active also has a bigger 4,000mAh battery; the S7 and S7 edge only had 3,000mAh and 3,600mAh batteries respectively. Other specifications of the S7 Active remain the same as its other two siblings: it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (US units of the S7 do not ship with the Exynos 8890 chipset) paired with 4GB of RAM, a 5.1-inch 1440p Super AMOLED display, 32GB of expandable storage, and of course, the impressive 12MP dual-pixel rear camera.
Naturally, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is exclusively available from AT&T in the US. While this variant of the S7 isn’t as sleek-looking as the standard S7 and S7 edge, those who want a sturdy and rugged smartphone may find the S7 Active compelling.
(Source: The Verge)