Just as expected from previous years, and the leak back in March, Samsung have announced the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Like previous active series phones, it is basically the same as the normal Galaxy S7 with the same internal hardware, including the latest Snapdragon 820 SoC with a quad-core CPU utilizing Qualcomm's custom 64-bit Kryo cores and Adreno 530 GPU. This is paired with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB of UFS 2.0 NAND. Though you only get one choice of internal storage, it is still upgradable via MicroUSB.

The S7 active also uses the same 5.1-inch QHD SAMOLED display as the regular S7.

Due to the durable nature, the S7 active is larger and heavier increases by 2 mm to 9.9 mm, which helps make room for a larger 4000mAh battery.

The glass and metal sleek looks have been replaced with a more durable plastic and metal chassis.

It still has the IP68 rating that makes it dust tight and allows for immersion in water up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes. There is an additional protective polycarbonate layer on top of the screen, which eliminates the stress concentrations that result from scratches, increasing the shatter resistance of the cover glass.

Samsung also claims the S7 active passes the U.S. Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810G tests for a ruggedized phone, including those for exposure to high and low temperatures, salt fog, humidity, and shock, which entails dropping the phone in different ways onto two inches of plywood over concrete from a height of at least four feet.

It will be offered in three different colours—Cammo Green, Titanium Gray, Sandy Gold

No word on UK availability or specific pricing.

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