It’s only been a month or so since the arrival of the Galaxy S7 in our lives and the company is already getting ready to launch an Active variant of the smartphone aimed at people looking for a rugged alternative. The existence of the handset was leaked last week and now there’s even more evidence for it straight from a Samsung app.
If the reports are true, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active would be following in the footsteps of the Galaxy S5 and S6 Active, toughened up versions of the original device. Based on what the brand did with its predecessors, the new handset might feature a bigger battery and a different design, equipped with military-grade MIL-STD-810G protection.
An enterprising user spotted the Galaxy S7 Active among a list of supported devices for the Samsung Level app. Of course, this could be an error, but chances of the phone being in development are still strong. However, the phone might be restricted to AT&T customers in the US just like its predecessors.
Evan Blass AKA @evleaks had hinted as much in a previous leak where he claimed that AT&T was testing the Galaxy S7 Active. He backed up his assertions with a listing on Indian import/export site Zauba which had a Samsung phone with the model number SM-G891A. The Galaxy S6 Active notably had the model number G890A, so the new device could very well be its successor.
If you’re wondering why an AT&T-only phone is being shipped into India for testing, Blass says that Samsung evaluates all its phones in India, so the listing doesn’t mean it’ll get launched in the country. We’ll keep you updated on the Galaxy S7 Active up until its existence is officially confirmed by the company.