'Most rugged' smartphone Samsung Galaxy S7 Active launched at $750

Last Updated: Jun 07, 2016, 15:00 PM IST
'Most rugged' smartphone Samsung Galaxy S7 Active launched  at $750

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Samsung launched Galaxy S7 Active in the US on Tuesday. It's a phone with features which gives an impression that the device is all geared to foray into a real time battlefield.

The new launch has almost the same features as the flagship S7, but for the rugged exterior.

Interestingly, Samsung claims the S7 active passes the U.S. Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810G tests for a "ruggedized phone", and can face exposure to high and low temperatures, salt fog, humidity, and shock. The test includes dropping the phone in different ways onto two inches of plywood over concrete from a height of at least four feet.

The phone has the latest Snapdragon 820 SoC with a quad-core CPU utilizing Qualcomm's custom 64-bit Kryo cores and Adreno 530 GPU as the predecessor.

This is paired with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB of UFS 2.0 NAND. Additional internal storage options are not available for the S7 active, but it still supports microSD cards for expansion.

S7 Active will be offered in Cammo Green, Titanium Gray, Sandy Gold. It will be available for purchase online or in AT&T stores on June 10.

It is priced at $26.50 for 30 months with an AT&T Next plan or $33.13 a month for 24 months with an AT&T Next Every Year plan.