Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Edition Spotted Running Android 7.0 Nougat
What you might now know is that Samsung has a special edition of Galaxy S7, the Active version which is a more rugged version of Galaxy S7 that passed the US Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810G test. The device is designed for outdoor activities and its IP68 certified meaning that its water and dust resistance. It can actually survive water immersions of up to five feet for as long as 30 minutes and it resist drops of up to five feet.
The reason why we are talking about Samsung Galaxy S7 Active version is because it has recently been spotted on GFXBench which is a benchmarking website and the device was running on Google’s latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. Seeing that the South Korean based tech giant is testing Android 7.0 Nougat on the Active variant is hinting that Samsung might roll out the update for the standard version of Galaxy S7 soon.
According to the GFX result, Galaxy S7 Active features a 5.5 inch display that comes with a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1440 and supports up to five finger gestures. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 processor which is paired with an Adreno 530 GPU and the whopping amount of 4GB of RAM alongside 32GB of internal storage space. The GFX listing doesn’t include any information regarding the device’s battery or microSD slot.
What we can get from this GFX listing is that Samsung is getting close to completely finalizing its Android 7.0 Nougat build and that its going to roll it out soon enough. This was to be expected since the new operating system completely changes user experience by adding a bunch of innovative features and hardware enhancements.