The Galaxy S7 Active is the non attractive version of Samsung’s latest flagship, but which offers features that make it an ideal phone for extreme sports enthusiasts. The device is IP68 and MIL-STD-810G certified, being protected against dust, water, salt, vibration, solar radiation and thermal shocks and has a much bigger battery than the Galaxy S7. Starting from this week, the Active variant will be available through AT&T carrier and below we’ll tell you how much you’ll pay for a monthly subscription.
The Galaxy S7 has a premium glass-and-metal design, while the Active version features a rugged body which makes it look sturdy. Compared to the Galaxy S7, the Active model is 33 grams heavier, weighting 185 grams, and it’s 2mm thicker, measuring 9.9mm. Until now, we’ve seen only leaked images of it, but in a few days, the device will be available for purchase from AT&T carrier.
The shatter-resistant S7 Active that survives “drops from 5 feet or less on a flat surface” comes with a massive 4000mAh battery (1000mAh bigger than that of the Galaxy S7) and a fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button that’s placed between two hardware buttons. The screen is identical to that of the Galaxy S7: 5.1-inch with a QHD resolution, the chipset is a Snapdragon 820 that supports a dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo CPU and a dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo CPU backed by an Adreno 530 GPU an 4GB of RAM and there are two variants of internal memories to choose from: 32GB and 64GB, with the possibility to add a microSD card with a capacity up to 256GB. Likewise its S7 sibling, it has a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera for selfies and it comes preinstalled with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
On June 10, AT&T will sell the Galaxy S7 Active with a 30-month contract (Next plan + Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch for free or $695 in bill credits), and they’ll pay $26.50 per month, or with a 24-month contract (Next Every Year plan), which will cost them $33.13 per month.
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