Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Price is $794 via AT&T : Full Specs, Key Features, Out Now in the United States

Korean electronics giant Samsung Mobile has just released a new version of its best-selling 2016 flagship Android smartphone exclusively in North America.

The new Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has the exact same powerhouse technical specifications and top-notch features as the regular model but it is far more rugged and has a bigger battery pack allowing it to stay on longer.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Crafted for uncompromising power-users who whose professions require then to have mobile devices that can stand extreme conditions, SGS7 Active is not only IP68 Certified Water Resistant like the regular S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge but it is also MIL-STD-810G Certified as resistant against Rain, Vibration, Salt, Dust, Humidity, Solar Radiation, Transport and Thermal Shock. On top of that, it even has a shatter-resistant glass touchscreen for added protection. I think that's just about as tough as a flagship level release can get!

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

To be this rugged, however, Galaxy S7 Active had to trade its sleek and svelte genes for a more boxy and thicker exterior, replete with protective side bumpers.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
Notice that SGS7 has actual hardware Back and Recent Apps buttons on either sides of the Home button instead of mere capacitive ones.

The handset's big non-removable 4,000 mAh battery also made it far heavier at 184.8 grams versus just the 157 and 152 grams heft of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7, respectively. But of course, this huge pack also makes S7 Active capable of delivering up to 12 Hours of Web Browsing and a whopping 21 hours of video playback, which are considerably better than what you'll get on either of the two other flagships. Frankly, for me, this is the most enticing feature of this model; I love smartphones with extra-large batteries!

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Most of Samsung Galaxy S7 Active's other key features are just the same what you'll find on the regular SGS7. On the outside, there's a 5.1-inch Quad HD SuperAMOLED display panel, a Fingerprint Scanner for quickly unlocking the device, a stellar 12 MegaPixel autofocus camera with Dual Pixel technology, 4K video recorder with OIS, and 5 MegaPixel fixed focus front cam with wide-angle lens for selfies.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

At its heart, exactly like the SGS7 Edge, the S7 Active runs its TouchWiz-skinned Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with a beastly 64-Bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, has 4GB of RAM for super smooth multitasking, and comes with 32GB of ROM that can easily be beefed up using the dedicated microSD card slot supporting up to 256GB.

Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge version in the Philippines, though, SGS7 Active does not have Dual SIM Dual Standby capability as it has only one nanoSIM slot, which supports ultra-fast 4G LTE Cat9 mobile connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is now exclusively available in the United States via AT&T. It dons an official SRP of $749 USD (or $26.50 per month for 30 months via installment) and is out in three colors, namely, Sandy Gold, Camo Green, and Titanium Gray.

Considering that the Korean Giant didn't bother to bring Samsung Galaxy S6 Active to the Philippines last year, I think that the company is likewise not keen on making this 2016 refresh available locally. And with that, allow me to wrap up this post by asking you this question: Do you think Kimstore - the country's most trusted online gadget store - should import Samsung Galaxy S7 Active units and make them available to Pinoy consumers? Let me know your thoughts via our comments section below.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Rugged
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions148.8 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm
Weight 184.8 grams
Available Colors Camo Green, Titanium Gray, Sandy Gold
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz Skin
Display 5.1 inches (~64.3% screen-to-body ratio), Quad HD 1440 x 2560 pixels (~576 ppi pixel density), Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 5 capacitive toucscreen, Always On Display, 16M colors
Processor, GPU, Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 = Dual-Core 2.15 GHz Kryo, Dual-Core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Adreno 530
Internal Storage 32 GB expandable via hybrid nanoSIM slot that doubles as microSD card slot supporting up to 200GB
Camera Main: 12 MegaPixels, f/1.7 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus, Optical Image Stabilization, LED flash, 1/2.6' sensor size, 1 µm pixel size, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face detection, Auto HDR, Panorama
Front: 5 MegaPixels, f/1.7, Dual Video call, Auto HDR
Video Capture Main: 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, Optical Image Stabilization, Auto HDR
Front: 1080p @ 30 fps, Auto HDR, Dual Video Recording, Live Panorama
Audio and Video Playback Video: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8,
HEVC, Full HD (1080p), UHD (depends on variant) Audio: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*), WAV(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
Ports microUSB v2.0, TV-out (via MHL 3.0 A/V link), 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity, Sharing 4G LTE Cat9, 3G HSPA+, WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+, NFC, S Beam, Samsung AllShare Play and Control, Samsung AllShare Cast (WiFi Display), Mirroring and Extension, Samsung AllShare Framework
Sensors Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, Gesture, Heart Rate Monitor, Touch-Type Finger Scanner, UV
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 (TBC)
SIM Card TypenanoSIM
Battery Non-Removable Li-Ion 4,000 mAh battery, Wireless Charging Compatible, Fast Battery Charging
Uptime 12 Hours of Web Browsing, 21 Hours of Video Playback, 29 Hours of Talk Time
Value-Added Features Flagship Release, Dual Pixel Camera
IP68 Certified - Dust Proof and Water Resistant over 1.5 meter of liquid for 30 minutes
MIL-STD-810G Certified - Rain, Vibration, Salt, Dust, Humidity, Solar Radiation, Transport and Thermal Shock Resistant
Announcement Worldwide: June 2016
Availability US and Europe: June 2016
Price Official SRP: $749 USD via AT&T