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Galaxy S7 Active? AT&T looks to be testing one

by Jacob Kleinman | March 23, 2016March 23, 2016 12:20 pm PST

The Galaxy S7 is a great smartphone, maybe the best, but Samsung may already be working on an even better version. A new leak reveals that the company could be prepping a rugged Galaxy S7 Active with some help from AT&T.

The device, which was spotted by Evan Blass on Indian package tracking website Zauba, is apparently being tested by AT&T. It’s described as a “sample Samsung mobile” with the model number SM-G891A and a 5.1-inch display. That sounds like it might be a follow-up to SM-G890A, better known as the Galaxy S6 Active (pictured in the gallery up top).

The regular Galaxy S7 is already water-resistant, so that can’t be a key distinction for the Active version. However, the device could still offer a rugged exterior, making it drop-proof and basically indestructible. The S7 Active could also include an extra physical button like the Active Key on the S6 Active.

The Galaxy S7 Active might even offer a few performance improvements under the hood, including a bigger battery. For the most part, though, the specs should be pretty much identical to the normal S7.

We should know more soon, assuming Samsung really is launching a rugged version of its flagship phone.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...