After making appearances through leaked images, the ruggerised version of the Galaxy S7 dubbed the S7 Active has now been spotted on the GFXBench. The listing at the benchmark reveals most of the hardware and software features of the device before its official launch which is expected soon. There is no word on the specific date of availability.
The GFXBench reveals the device bearing model number SM-G891A runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It packs a 5.5in screen with Quad HD resolution at 2560 x 1440 pixels. The smartphone would incorporate Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip featuring a quad-core processor while paired with 4GB RAM.
The phone would have a 12 megapixel rear camera and a front-facing camera of five megapixel for clicking selfies. The camera has features such as auto-focus, face detection, touch focus, HDR photo and flash. It would have 32GB internal storage and a bunch of sensors.
In terms of hardware specifications, the S7 Active appears to be the same as the S7 Edge, except the edge screen. Since the upcoming handset belongs to Samsung's Galaxy Active series, expect rubberised buttons on the front and a plastic or polycarbonate build, says Sammobile.
Unlike the previous Active variants, the S7 Active is expected to use a standard home button on the front featuring fingerprint scanner.
In terms of design, the benchmark does not have much to convey, but recent photo leaks coming from Vietnamese site SamsungVN indicate the S7 Active sports a design similar to that of its predecessor. But Samsung has replaced the all-glass back of the S6 Active with a combination of polycarbonate and rubber.
The home key looks quite flatter than the back and recent keys. The photos also show the phone is IP68 certified and coupled with Military Standard strengthening technology to offer protection against shocks, vibration, humidity and rain.