Update, May 18: And here’s the Galaxy S7 Active in “camo green,” courtesy of GalaxyClub:

samsung-galaxy-s7-active-camo-green

Original post, May 17: Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge managed to improve upon last year’s prominent pair of products in part, by adding protection from water – a feature that 2014’s Galaxy S5 actually had. Still, for some people, mere safeguarding from liquid is not enough as their work situation may involve hazards and damage potential of far greater magnitudes. As a result, the Galaxy S Active line has been more merciful for these individuals.

In recent weeks, several leaks have been let loose showing the smartphone that will take on this year’s Active moniker, the Galaxy S7 Active. Today, courtesy of Evan Blass (@evleaks) a new color option has been unveiled and it’s a definite departure from the more demure devices that have dotted the days of past purchases:

As mentioned in the Tweet, this is the AT&T variant of the device, model number SM-G891A. The color – gold – is referred to as desert camouflage by Blass, and will probably end up being similar to the name Samsung ultimately brands it with. Here it is as a larger image for reference:

Galaxy S7 Active Gold

The color choice is, perhaps, an acquired taste of sorts. The front ironically looks less like any Galaxy that has come out so far but does resemble the actual box that the Galaxy S5 came in:

Galaxy S5 Box

Time Warp: Samsung clearly liked this packaging design…Prime your (sand) paper!

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From the back side the S7 Active looks a bit more simple, without the “pattern” that has graced the front face. Curiously however, the back side lacks the elongated ovular shape that appeared at the bottom portion in previous leaks:

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active AT&T back Samsung VN

As with previous Active variants, Samsung’s trademark capacitive keys have gone missing, instead replaced by large, waterproof physical buttons. The phone is said to have an IP rating of IP68, indicating that it is both dust-proof and water-resistant for up to 30 minutes in up to a meter of water.

The Galaxy S7 Active is said to be powered by the Snapdragon 820 and come with 4GB of RAM. It is seemingly only a matter of time before AT&T finally decides to make the device official. Pricing is expected to be similar to the regular Galaxy S7. In light of the simulated screen image on the press render, June 10th may be pegged for the launch.

What do you think? Does this Gold color variant look like a real winner? Leave a comment and let us know!

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