Galaxy S7 Active Leaked By Samsung

The rumours of Samsung launching a rugged version of S7 Samsung Galaxy S7are back. A Samsung app recently leaked the upcoming smartphone on the long list of supported devices in the Google Play listing.

The Active range of smartphones were first launched in 2013 when the company launched a rugged version of Galaxy S4. Since then every flagship model in the ‘S’ series has been accompanied by an Active variant. Active variants are known to boast features like IP rating for water and shock resistance and longer battery life.

A recent listing on website Zauba too recently hinted at Active variant of the smartphone. A smartphone with 5.1-inch phone going by model number SM-G891A reportedly entered the country. According to a report in VentureBeat, the model number is significant as it follows the same nomenclature as last year’s Galaxy S6 Active, SM-G890A.

Galaxy S6 Active was released in June last year.

Earlier this month, Samsung launched its latest flagship — Galaxy S7 and S7 edge — in India. The launch comes within a month of their global launch at MWC 2016 in Barcelona.

As speculated, Samsung is selling the Exynos 8890 chipset variant in the country and not the other one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. The new S7 and S7 edge are priced at Rs 48,900 and Rs 56,900 respectively.

Both Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones sport similar hardware. While the Galaxy S7 offers a 5.1-inch display, weigh 152 gram and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery, on the other hand, the bigger S7 edge sports a 5.5-inch display, 3,600mAh battery and weighs 5 gram more. The two new high-end smartphones have a Quad HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.