Whilst everyone is still enjoying their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung has surprised the public with the release of their more durable version of their flagship. The new Galaxy S7 Active is packed with the same technical specifications as its premium handsets.
According to a report by Can Graziano for CNET, he referred to the new Samsung handset as “a stronger and longer-lasting Galaxy,” which their editor gave an overall rating of 4.5/5 stars.
There are many reasons to love the new Galaxy S7 variant. With that in mind, here are a list of its full technical specifications:
Display: 5.1-inch Super AMOLED
Screen protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
OS: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
CPU: Quad-core Snapdragon 820 (dual-core 2.15 GHz and Dual-core 1.6 GHz)
Internal memory: 32 GB/64GB
GPU: Adreno 530
Rugged: Yes, IP68 certified
Camera: 12-megapixel (main), 5-megapixel (front)
Fingerprint: Yes and other sensors (heart rate, gyro, etc.)
Battery: 4000 mAh with fast and wireless charging support
Color: Titanium Gray, Camo Green, Sandy Gold
Security: fingerprint sensor, Knox suite, and other security-focused features.
One of its greatest features is its powerful battery (4000mAh) that delivers up to 32 hours of talk time without having to be charged. It also comes with a fast-charging system that can fully charge the battery in less than two hours. Meanwhile, its technical performance is also pretty impressive, which will appeal to the gamer target market. With the same power as the other Galaxy S7 variants, gamers should expect a seamless, “desktop PC” gaming experience from the handset, according to a post by WCCF Tech.
It’s not only the app-based games that can benefit from this smartphone as graphic-intensive online games that are highly reliant on mobile data will work flawlessly on the Galaxy S7 Active too, especially since Samsung applied more LTE bands on the device.
Over the years, we have seen the growth of mobile and online gaming, where big developers such as Gaming Realms revealed in a study that more than half of their players now use mobile devices to play their games. The proliferation of 4G Internet is said to be the main driving force behind the growth.
Now, the company plans to expand its range of online games for mobile, such as the popular Slingo Riches slot title, to capture the relatively untapped 12 million gamers of adult social games. Overall, the Galaxy S7Active is exactly what every gamer needs; whether online- or offline-based, as its GPU, CPU, Internet connectivity and longer lasting battery life will provide them with a seamless gaming experience like no other.
The fourth Active model is priced at $799 or roughly Rs. 53,000 upfront, it’s a hefty price to pay for a revolutionary mobile device like this. Many mobile network providers will offer it on a 2-year plan, which will significantly lower its price over 24 months.
There’s no exact news yet on when it will be available in India, but it is being exclusively sold by AT&T in the US, based on a report by India Today on the handset. Considering its durable and high-end features, you can’t go wrong investing in this smartphone.