Galaxy S7 Active rumored to pack 4000 mAh battery, Snapdragon 820 and more

A new report claims to have the hardware specs for the still unannounced Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. And if the report is to be believed, the AT&T-bound smartphone will be a bit bulkier than its predecessor while packing a bigger battery and similar screen size.

According to VentureBeat, the thickness of the Galaxy S7 Active will be 9.9mm, compared to the Galaxy S6 Active's thickness of 8.6mm. The S7 Active will also be heavier at 185 grams, compared to just 170 grams for the S6 Active:

That increase is likely due to the S7 Active's significantly larger battery, whose 4000mAh capacity is almost 15 percent greater than the prior model's 3500mAh pack. However, the bigger dimensions do not house a larger screen, as has been rumored previously about this device; instead, its 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560-pixel Super AMOLED display is the same as both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 Active.

The report also claim the S7 Active will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, and a 12 megapixel rear camera with a dual pixel sensor for better low-light images. In addition, it will reportedly have a 5MP front-facing camera. Lastly, this rugged version of the Galaxy S7 may be headed for June 10 launch, according to the report.

Are you planning to pick up the Galaxy S7 Active once it's launched in full? Let us know what you think in the comments!

John Callaham