Rugged Samsung Galaxy S7 Active for AT&T photos leak out of Vietnam

Rugged Samsung Galaxy S7 Active for AT&T photos leak out of Vietnam
It looks like Samsung is building a rugged Galaxy S7 Active for AT&T, continuing the partnership which began with the Galaxy S4 Active back in 2013. Photos of the device leaked all the way from Vietnam, showing a camouflage back panel with rubber bumper protection for the top, bottom, and sides. We assume they are legit, consider Samsung has significant manufacturing operations in the country.

While more compact than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 Active seems a fair bit bulkier than the regular model, and for good reason. It seems the entire metal frame has been replaced with a mixture of polycarbonate and rubber for better impact resistance. As usual, the capacitive touch keys have been replaced with tougher physical buttons.

Reportedly, the phone corresponds to military standards for drop damage and features IP68-certified water and dust resistance. With these structural changes, the S7 Active is definitely shaping up to be a trooper, and to make things even better, the handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip, complete with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. While not as tough as a Caterpilar phone, the S7 Active will be the most powerful rugged phone around when it ships in the coming weeks.

With the handset already out in the wild, we suppose it won't take long before AT&T and Samsung announce it in the United States. Looking at the price difference between the Galaxy S6 and S6 Active, which is just $10, we assume the rugged model won't be much more expensive that the Galaxy S7.

The leaked Galaxy S7 Active photos are available below. Cheers!

source: Samsung VN

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