Samsung confirms the Galaxy S7 Active

Samsung confirms the Galaxy S7 Active
Though Samsung finally unleashed its Galaxy S7 duo at Mobile World Congress last month, the annual story of the company's flagship tends to spawn many subsequent chapters. The Galaxy S5 of two years ago had several spin-offs, including the S5 miniSportPlus and Active. With last year's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, Sammy calmed things down and stuck with two additional variants. Along with the Galaxy S6 edge+, which hit the market in late 2015, the company also rolled out the Galaxy S6 Active, a ruggedized edition that now looks set for another sequel. 

It was last week that serial leakster Evan Blass spotted traces of the Galaxy S7 Active on Zauba, and now Samsung seems to have -- perhaps inadvertently -- confirmed the device's existence. As noticed by SamMobile, the latest edition of the Samsung Level app (below right) lists the unannounced Galaxy S7 Active in its changelog. Though there's still no word on specific features or release info, it's now safe to say that the Galaxy S7 Active is in the works. 

Samsung confirms the Galaxy S7 Active
Set to roll with the model number SM-G891A, the S7 Active will likely add military-grade protection (MIL-STD-810G) to the handset, as was the case with the S6 Active. The current models are already dust and waterproof, so offer basic protection against minor, everyday elements. The military certification would take things a step further, boasting protection from altitude pressures, humidity, salt, vibration shock and other such niceties. Effectively, the S7 Active will 
be considerably better equipped for much harsher terrain. 

Given that there's been no announcement as yet, we cannot be definitely sure of the S7 Active's features. But if last year's model is anything to go by, the toughened edition will match the specs of the standard S7 models and may, if Samsung is feeling generous, include a larger battery once more.

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32 Comments

1. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I'm interested about the Battery capacity. Any news on that?

7. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

So stupid. EVERY S7 should be damage resistant. My S7 Edge shattered when dropped from only TWO FEET. That's why I returned it for a LG G5. After owning EVERY Samsung smartphone ever released, Samsung can kiss my @$$.

8. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

You should have saved some cash and gone for a Droid Turbo 2 :p

23. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

They should make a Note active series. That would be awesome!

11. GreatBigPhoney

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Not that I disagree, but it is basically two pieces of glass sandwiched together with a metal frame. It is no surprise at all that it breaks easily. Unfortunately, this is the trade off for the "premium design" Samsung was finally pushed into. I always wondered why they couldn't do metal on the back, though.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Glass breaks, metal debts and scratches. Neither is especially "premium" IMO.

28. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I hope one day we will have phones made of metallic glass (e.g. Liquidmetal) Harder, higher strength and strength/weight than titanium alloys (less prone to dents and scratches) Like metal, doesn't shatter or crack, unlike glass or ceramic They've been used for Vertu phones, and Apple's SIM ejector

18. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Wireless charging dont works well with metal back or aluminum back. Thats why Samsung chosed glass back.

22. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

another person finallly gets it. samsung is good at flooding the market with everything from a to z. look at everything from freezers. washers. dryers. tvs. frigs. kias. toasters. etc. etc. and nothing has a resale value worthy of mentioning

25. Clars123

Posts: 1075; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

oh please..you have better luck convincing me Mxy got an S7 edge than you getting one

27. nexusisbest5

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

You are clearly trolling

29. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

They are, several droptests prove they are quite resistant? course there are also fakes out there, but other droptests prove they are quite resistant, against such issues, similar to other phones, it comes down to 'how' damage resistant and what it hits on, hitting a corner stone or such with a specific part of the phone will impart a lot more damage, so yeah....bad luck it still a factor.

36. g2a5b0e unregistered

Tell us all about your damage resistant LG G5. Were all know you're a liar & never bought a S7 Edge in the first place. Get off your stupid agenda.

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Looking forward to this one, hopefully not AT&T exclusive.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The model number listed ended with an A, so it's exclusive to them.

16. Hashed unregistered

I can't understand why did they make the S6 active exclusive, don't they want more units get sold? I think that was a stupid move from Samsung,, and it seems they are still going along with it. Maybe they deserve to see some decline in sales.

34. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Its like Motorola's Droid Turbo which is exclusive to Verizon.

3. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 452; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Now they just have to hurry up and confirm the Galaxy S7 Mini so I can decide what to buy!

4. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

1. Add a fingerprint scanner for Samsung Pay (use different technology that works with water) 2. Make this available on every network 3. Include a massive battery like the S6 Active If you include all of these things, it will be the best phone on the market.

5. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I think second one is impossible.....

10. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

I doubt the first one will happen either but one can dream, right? :D

17. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

1. Add a fingerprint scanner for Samsung Pay (use different technology that works with water) I don't think you would be paying somewhere under water.

19. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Haha true but I believe why they didn't include one on the S5 Active and S6 Active is because it doesn't work with water (when unlocking your phone). The only way I'd use Samsung Pay is through fingerprint identification.

9. AZNHA unregistered

SM-G891A .. so AT&T exclusive

13. jonathonpower7

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

The only feature that could make me more interested in the S7 Active is a sapphire protected screen

14. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Wish they make active note as well.

15. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

active you are welcome. A larger battery and perhaps a killer flash(light)!

20. MedLEB unregistered

It seems that It would be the best phone, but "No international version" = "No Buy for me".

21. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Memory is still crippled - not allowing more than 32GB for apps is a joke in 2016. They intentionally broke android adoptable storage. And adding a glass back is just plain stupid. I guess its time to wait for the S8 and see if they can get it right for once.

24. niteiknight

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

Carrier exclusivity is so stupid. I don't really care what deals Samsung has with AT&T regarding this, the fact that AT&T is the only place where you can get the Active in the US is just asinine. Cool, unlocked it'll work on T-Mobile, but no VoLTE or WiFi Calling. And forget about using it on Verizon or Sprint. Way to go Samsung. Bending over for US carriers since 2010!

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