AT&T rings up rugged Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

This marks the first Galaxy phone to offer a shatter-resistant screen.

AT&T on Monday announced it will soon offer a more rough and tumble version of the Samsung Galaxy S7. Arriving on June 10, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active delivers the same internal hardware but surrounds it with a semi-rugged shell designed to withstand all sorts of elements and accidents.

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The Galaxy S7 Active is certified with both mil-spec 810G and IP68 ratings meaning it can handle vibration, shock, dirt, humidity, and extreme temperatures. Moreover, the phone can handle sitting in water up to three feet deep for up to 30 minutes.

S7active_Gray_frontInside, the Galaxy S7 Active houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. The rear camera is 12-megapixels while the front offers up a 5-megapixel shooter. Screen size is 5.1-inches with quad HD resolution and is protected by a shatter-resistant glass.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active comes with a 4,000mAh battery, some 33% larger than the standard Galaxy S7. Indeed, it also supports adaptive fast charging as well as wireless charging, too.

Another area where this one differs from the traditional S7 is the programmable activity key. Users can set it up to launch a favorite app or open the Activity Zone outdoors-based app.

Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active launches on June 10 with a price tag that shakes out to roughly $795. Customers can purchase the phone on an AT&T Next plan for $26.50 per month over 30 months. Alternatively, the AT&T Next Every Year option for $33.13 over 24 months.

There are a number of promotions available for the Galaxy S7 Active, each of which speaks to a different type of buyer.

  • Get the Samsung Gear S2, the first smartwatch with NumberSync7, for free with a new two year wireless agreement and purchase of a Galaxy S7 active on AT&T Next, and qualified wireless service on both devices. With NumberSync you can send and receive texts, as well as make and receive calls, from your Gear S2 using the same mobile number as your Galaxy S7 active.
  • Buy two Galaxy S7 active smartphones on AT&T Next and get up to $695 in bill credits over 30 months.
  • Get the Samsung Galaxy Tab E for $0.99 on a 2-year agreement when you buy the Galaxy S7 active. Take advantage of the offer for the latest Samsung tablet when you buy the Galaxy S7 active on AT&T NextSM and activate wireless service on both devices.
  • Business customers who activate or upgrade 20 or more lines on any qualified Samsung device can receive 12 months credit for MobileIron Cloud® and a one-time $1,000 Professional Service Credit (available to new and qualified MobileIron customers).
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