The first time Samsung treated one of its Galaxy flagship phones with waterproof capabilities was back in 2013 with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active variant, which was released roughly two months following the standard model’s debut. Since then, the “Active” series kept on coming back year after year, and even in 2014 when the standard Samsung Galaxy S5 was released with an IP67 certificate out of the box. Needless to say, rumors have it that Samsung is now planning to launch an Active variant based on the Samsung Galaxy S7 as well, and interestingly enough, the Korean company seems to have spilled the beans on the existence of a so-called “Samsung Galaxy S7 Active” in the description of one of its official applications available on the Google Play Store.
At the moment, there’s no official word on Samsung’s intentions to release a Galaxy S7 Active, but oddly enough, the moniker was mentioned by the Korean company in the Google Play Store description of one of its applications, namely “Samsung Level”. The application is designed to work in conjunction with Samsung Level Bluetooth devices and offers additional features including SoundAlive, Text-To-Speech, and Volume Monitor. More importantly, the list of supported devices includes a wide variety of Samsung smartphones, ranging from the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy J series to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge flagships. It also mentions a smartphone that doesn’t officially exist (yet), namely the “Galaxy S7 Active”.
This isn’t the first time the idea of a Samsung Galaxy S7 Active being in the works reaches the headlines. Last week prolific leakster @evleaks mentioned in one of his Tweets that the Galaxy S7 Active will carry model number “SM-G891A”, adding that the smartphone is currently referred to by the codename “Poseidon”. Evidently, the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has now been mentioned in the description of one of Samsung’s applications in the Google Play Store lends more credibility to the rumors, and the only thing missing is an official announcement. In any case, if the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active will hit the market in the US, chances are that it will do so primarily through AT&T, on the basis that the aforementioned carrier has always been eager to offer Samsung’s “Active” variants in its stores.