Koran tech giant Samsung is reportedly working on Galaxy C5 and Galaxy S7 Active smartphones, and both have reportedly been leaked in new images.
Speculation has been growing that Samsung would release an Active version of the Galaxy S7 due to a similar pattern developing with the S6 and S5 smartphones, which were offered on AT&T. At the same time the company is reportedly working on an all-metal Galaxy C5 mid-range model.
Rugged Galaxy S7 Active reportedly coming to AT&T
Rumors of a Galaxy S7 Active gathered strength in March with a few leaks. One report claimed that the rugged smartphone would be released on AT&T in the United States. The carrier had previously offered both the S6 Active and the S5 Active.
The latest leak involves a set of images from Vietnam which appear to confirm that previous rumor. The photos show the Galaxy S7 Active with some obvious branding on the back of the case. You can also see the AT&T logo below the camera module, making it more likely that the U.S. carrier will offer the phone.
Leaked images also show a label on the back of the phone, with model number SM-G891A. This number had previously been mentioned in another leak. The camouflage design is the same as the one used on the S6 Active, and the overall shape is very similar to the previous model.
Fingerprint sensor coming to Active line?
Samsung releases the Active series to appeal to people that use their smartphone in extreme situations that could compromise the standard model. It’s also a good idea for those that are constantly breaking their phones through carelessness.
It is likely that the Galaxy S7 Active will boast a military standard of toughness, such as 810G. It will also have the same water- and dust-proof rating as the standard model, known as IP68.
The images show that the center navigation button isn’t marked, although the Recent Apps button and the Back button are. This may point to the introduction of a fingerprint sensor in the Home Button, which would be the first time that the feature has appeared in the Active series.
The Galaxy S7 Active will likely have the same specs as the standard model. This means a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 4GB RAM. One possible change is the inclusion of a bigger battery in the Active model, as was the case with the S6 edition.
Leaked images show Samsung Galaxy C5
In the smartphone world it is trendy to have all-metal handsets, and Samsung looks set to follow that trend. The latest leaked images of the Galaxy C5 show us what the all-metal handset will look like.
If you like the look of the handset but don’t live in China, you might be disappointed. The C5 will reportedly launch in China, with no mention of its introduction in other markets.
The mid-range C5 will boast a 5.2″ 1080p screen, which could be either LCD or AMOLED. The new smartphpne will have 4GB RAM and a Snapdragon 617 chipset. This means it is more like the Galaxy A5 in terms of processing power rather than the high-end S7. It looks like the C5 will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The images show a sharp-looking device that could attract significant numbers of buyers in the mid-range market if it were introduced worldwide.