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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Galaxy S7 Active
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

AT&T exclusive again? Ugh.

12. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Its always been that way

20. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

AT&T and Verizon is holding back the mobile world with this BS exclusive deals

16. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Sprint had the S6 active and the S5 active. I think they were called something else.

18. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

not the s6 active, just the s5 active and it was called the s5 sport

19. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

gimme gimme

22. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

Can't wait to get this phone, love the s6 active, battery life is immaculate

25. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

hows the RF on the S6 i heard its pretty powerful and holds on the network alot better than other att phones

26. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

S4 Active was exclusive at first but was released worldwide later.

2. verybeo

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 16, 2012


3. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Looks like it has a fingerprint scanner and some form of metal frame

13. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

This would be an extremely enticing phone if it came with a fingerprint scanner. Too bad it's AT&T exclusive. :(

24. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

you clearly didnt even look at the the last one you can see a fingerprint scanner on the front of the device

4. marchulya

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

5k battery? )))

9. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

4500 mAh!

15. marchulya

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

not bad either )

5. shield

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 12, 2015


6. shield

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

7. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

it looks nothing like the leaked phone notice the place of HR sensor and speaker and the camera look different

8. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Not alike, look carefully, even the sides are not the same, especially the corners

10. mike2959

Posts: 697; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Had the S6 active for about 6 months. The battery life was best I've ever had.

11. robertdenaro116

Posts: 65; Member since: Mar 07, 2016

I wish that this phone wasn't an AT&T exclusive.

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Imagine the battery on this with the 8890 instead of the 820

17. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I didn't realize this device sold well enough to warrant a 4th generation device. I've never seen one in real life. I see S6/S7 devices everywhere.

21. dmomintz

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

S6 Active owner here... best battery life, usefulness and durability I've ever owned in a smartphone. It will be interesting to see if they can incorporate the finger print scanner in this version.

23. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I'm interested about the Software situation. Did you get Marshmallow? Otherwise its an awesome phone!

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