Samsung Galaxy S7 Active spotted at GFXBench, 5.5" display?

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active spotted at GFXBench, 5.5
Samsung has been well known for launching a rugged version of its flagship Galaxy S smartphones for a while now. The smartphones in question are mambers of a parallel Galaxy S Active line and, while not as pretty, are supposedly much more capable of surviving rough usage and drops. Whether the Galaxy S7 was going to get an S7 Active sibling was still up in the air until late March, when Samsung indirectly confirmed it via a listing. We've also recently seen a leaked photo of what the handset's back panel would allegedly look like – a rubber-protected, camouflage-patterned cover, just like the one on the old Galaxy S6 Active.

Now, a GFXBench listing has leaked, showing us the specs of the rugged handset. Unsurprisingly, the hardware inside is the same as the one on the Galaxy S7 – Snapdragon 820, 4 GB of RAM, the same camera and so on. On the screen, we have the same QHD (1,440 x 2,560) resolution, but the display's diagonal is up to 5.5”, from the 5.1” of the regular S7. This most probably means a larger body and, hopefully, a larger battery – maybe as large as the 3,600 mAh juicebox inside the Galaxy S7 edge?

Now, while the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge both have dust and water ingress protection, the Active traditionally boosts that up a few notches. Supposedly, we are to expect military-grade MIL-STD-810G protection, which means altitude pressures, shock, and salt wouldn't be able to harm the device.

We still can't be sure when exactly the Galaxy S7 Active would launch, but we would assume it would be a rather silent affair, sans the fanfares and red carpet that's laid out for the flagship Galaxy S series.

Thanks for the tip, Roland!

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source: GFXBench via WinFuture

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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
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

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13 Comments

2. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

Samsung would sell these like hotcakes if they made it available across all carriers.

6. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

agreed but sadly they wont.

4. Rocket

Posts: 642; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Spam everywhere.

5. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

How will the S7 Active be any different than the S6 Active design wise? aside from the screen size.

7. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Personally i dont really care as long as its not made of brittle glass.

11. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'm not seeing much in terms of design difference at least from the leaks but it sorta looked like they added fingerprint scanner on the s7 active hopefully the battery is mega huge again like the previous active variants

8. Gadgetex

Posts: 194; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

An upgraded louder speaker would be nice

9. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Those hardware buttons are hideous. Why dont they ditch those for on-screen buttons... since they already lost the iconic middle home button. No buttons means less ways for water to enter the phone.

10. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Physical home buttons are more reliable when wet.

12. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

They should have released a flat 5.5" S7 instead, or in addition to, the S7edge. And I agree with the others....this should be released on all carriers. The curved screen of the edge is the biggest gimmick of all. Really hope that fad ends soons. It serves zero purpose other than to take flat, usable screen space away. I had the S7e for 2 months and traded it in for a Note 5. Couldn't be happier. And to the people who say... "Hey, the edge apps are useful".... Well, you can have the edge app on a flat display. No reason why it couldn't happen. I don't know a single person who puts their phone face down. And that's really the only benefit of the edge series....is being able to see stuff on the screen, when the device is face down. Silliness. Rant over ;)

13. Marduch

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Agree. I would also welcome the flat 5,5´ S7 version. In my country the Note5 is not offered there, means with the exception of nearly outdated last year´s A7 no flat > 5,2´ device available from the Samsung gigant :(

14. TypicalGeek

Posts: 212; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

What about Note 6 Active? that would be beast.

15. DefinitelyNotATroll

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

Is no one going to question the 11mp camera with 1080p recording?

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