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Galaxy S7 Active benchmarks appear, tell most of the story

The Galaxy S7 is soon to arrive on the market, seeing that photos start leaking before devices make their entrance into the consumer vision. In the case of Samsung’s rugged flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7 Active has already appeared in photos, showing off the rubber bumper, camo design body, and detached home buttons — which possibly hint that Samsung intends to bring a fingerprint sensor to the Galaxy S7 Active for the first time in the Active lineup. The name appeared in a Samsung Level changelog, and was leaked by VentureBeat member Evan Blass (@evleaks) as having the codename “Poseidon” at the start.

Now, the rugged handset has appeared in GFXBench benchmarks, showing that the device will feature a 5.5-inch, Quad HD display with a 2,560 x 1,440p screen resolution, a 2.1Ghz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 5MP front camera, and 12MP back camera. We have no confirmation on the battery size of the device, but from the looks of the specs alone, we’re looking at a direct rival to the Galaxy S7 edge (especially with the 5.5-inch screen size, which seems to be something of a sweet spot for consumers). The S7 Active will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the gate, which is the current standard for new devices. Unfortunately, Google is prepared to roll out Android 7.0 N this Fall, so S7 Active customers will be an update behind as early as this Fall when the update arrives for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6 users.

The Galaxy S7 Active looks to follow in the same line as the Galaxy S7 edge, with the advantage being its military standard build quality and some unique functionality for the more “Active” among us (hence the device’s moniker).

We don’t know anything else, but it’s exciting to see most of the specs confirmed for us with little effort. At this point, a few questions remain, such as whether or not the Galaxy S7 Active will have Gear VR support or whether Samsung will bring the handset to AT&T only (or other carriers), and so on. Stay tuned to Aptgadget, as we’ll keep you updated on what Samsung intends to do with this handset.

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