Samsung's Galaxy S7 Active Leaks Out in Desert Colors

These days it's not uncommon for an unannounced smartphone or device to leak out ahead of its official street date. With these devices commanding so much in the way of advertizing and such, there's a lot of money riding on these launches, and the more money involved, the more people there are involved as well. This is perhaps where many of the leaks and rumors end up appearing as the more people there are in "a chain" the higher the likelihood is for weak links to let the cat out of the bag. For the Galaxy S7 Active, we've seen it appear in real life photos as well as press renders, and now @evleaks has another photo to share.

It appears as though this is the Galaxy S7 Active in some sort of "Desert Camo" hue, but regardless it looks like the sort of phone that wouldn't look out of place in the Sahara. Considering that AT&T have released an "Active" version of Samsung Galaxy S devices since the Galaxy S4, it was always fairly predictable that a version of the Galaxy S7 would be launched this year. In terms of looks, the Galaxy S7 Active doesn't look too different from last year's device, and certainly looks like a device that means business. In terms of specs, users should expect pretty much the exact same internals as Samsung's Galaxy S7, which include a much better Snapdragon 820 processor and a much improved 12-megapixel camera, to name just a few.

If you're unfamiliar with the "Active" range that AT&T and Samsung have been partnering on for some time now, these are essentially devices that are just the same as the original Galaxy S devices, but offer more in the way of protection and also meet higher IP standards in terms of water and dust resistance. Long story short; if you need a device that has all the same sort of features as a high-end device without all the fragility, then the Galaxy S7 Active should be the one for you. Just when this device is to be officially launched is unclear, but we wouldn't be surprised if AT&T were biding their time until after Google I/O.

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